Hello! If you are looking for a tutor with exceptional instructional knowledge and skill, then I could be a good match for you. This is particularly true if the student needing help has struggled academically for reasons related to dyslexia
, ASD, or another condition that affects his/her learning style.
I started tutoring as a volunteer in college and quickly learned that I love helping students have fun learning and experience the satisfaction of building strong academic skills. Since graduating in 1998, I have made teaching my career. In private and public settings, I have spent the last 16 years having a wonderful time teaching English
& government, study skills
, test prep, reading
, and math
to students ages four to adult. I have especially enjoyed using my skills to help students who have struggled because of learning differences, such as when I taught at and managed an accredited one-on-one school in Washington State that specialized in serving students with dyslexia and other conditions affecting learning.
To help myself keep improving with my teaching skills, I earned a master's in teaching degree in 2007 at Seattle University, where I completed coursework and an internship focused on special education. In 2011, I earned prestigious certification by the National Board of Professional Teaching Standards in the area of early/middle childhood literacy: reading/language
arts. In 2014, I completed a 45-hour training in the Orton-Gillingham method of instructing reading to students with dyslexia, and I am currently working towards certification in that method.
My training and experience enable me to easily:
* identify where students are with their learning,
* design personalized, effective instructional plans, and
* help students to quickly gain confidence and skills, all the while
* having fun!
If this sounds like what you may be looking for, I would welcome a chance to discuss your goals and how I can help. I am confident that I can serve most students very well, and look forward to hearing from you.
*** As of January 2015, I have a handful of after-school and weekend openings for students in the Brookline/Back Bay area, namely Mondays 6:15-7:30 PM, Tuesdays 5:30-7:00 PM, and Saturday afternoons between 2:00-6:00 PM. I also have several openings Monday-Thursday before 3 PM that could work for adults, home-schooled students, or students with open study periods or early-release schedules. Please contact me for details or just to discuss your/your child's situation. ***
24 hours notice required
A free initial consultation is available to all students. This helps me design the best possible program for each student prior to the first instructional session, to make the most of every paid hour!
Travels within 4 miles of Brookline, MA 02445