As a teaching professional with 12 years of experience, 10 of them in Special Education for elementary students, I can offer the full array of teaching methods and programs to help your child improve and succeed academically. I possess not only the expertise and knowledge, but also the patience and empathy that are essential components in a teacher-student relationship.
Among the areas I can help your child are reading, word attack skills, comprehension, study habits and elementary math. My joy comes from seeing that "light-bulb" moment on a child's face when they finally overcome a challenge or break through a difficult concept, knowing that they will become more confident as they continue to make progress. I believe it's important to establish a positive bond with each student based upon an understanding of their individual situation, learning style and then finding the appropriate methodology for them.
My ability to relate well to students stems from my own experiences as a child in a learning environment where everyone in the class was expected to learn at the same rate in the same way. Not so! Each child is unique and has his or her own way of learning. A "one size fits all" approach that the regular classrooms take often overlooks the unique learning styles of many students. I too struggled with standardized teaching methods, realizing that I needed the opportunity to learn according to my own learning style. My experience has given me an insight into teaching and tutoring that recognizes the need for an individualized approach to learning.
Through my work work with students from diverse backgrounds, economic levels and learning abilities, I now am eager to apply my knowledge and experience in a one-to-one tutoring relationship with your student. I look forward to working together as a team--your child, you and me--to help your child learn and improve at his or her own pace. Many students receive an education but not all of them actually learn what they need for future success. Let's work together to equip your child to achieve his or her academic potential.
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