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Anna C.

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Brookline, MA (02446)

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Anna's Tutoring Subjects

Approved subjects are in bold.
Corporate Training:
ESL/ESOL
General Computer
Spanish more »
Homeschool:
Algebra 1
Algebra 2
Elementary (K-6th) more »
English
ESL/ESOL
Geometry
Prealgebra
Precalculus
Reading
Spanish more »
Study Skills more »
Writing
Special Needs:
ADD/ADHD more »
Aspergers
Autism
Dyslexia more »
Phonics
Special Needs
Elementary Education:
Elementary (K-6th) more »
Elementary Math
Elementary Science
Phonics
Reading
Spelling
Study Skills more »
Vocabulary
Language:
ESL/ESOL
Spanish more »
Computer:
General Computer
Math:
Algebra 1
Algebra 2
Geometry
Prealgebra
Precalculus
Trigonometry
English:
English
ESL/ESOL
Reading
Vocabulary
Writing

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ADD/ADHD

I learned about teaching students with ADD/ADHD from university classes that I took as part of my Master in Teaching program at Seattle University, including Teaching Students with Learning Disorders (Grade: A) and Practicum: Special Education (Grade: A), as well as my student teaching internship in an elementary school Special Education Resource Room (Grade: A). The knowledge I built was confirmed by my passing score on the Education of Exceptional Students PRAXIS test (used to license special educators in Washington State). I have also gained insight into helping students with AD/HD from significant self-study, via numerous articles and such books as Driven to Distraction, Answers to Distraction, and Learning Outside the Lines. Most importantly, I have built understanding of AD/HD and skills in helping students with the condition via working closely with dozens of students with AD/HD -- and their families -- in public and private classroom and tutoring settings over the past 13 years.

Dyslexia

I received formal training in dyslexia while earning my graduate teaching degree, in classes such as teaching students with learning disorders (grade: A), and through my student teaching internship in a special education resource room (grade: A). I built more knowledge about dyslexia and effective interventions through many trainings and conferences on dyslexia that I attended while managing and teaching at an accredited one-on-one school in WA state (Dartmoor School) that specializes in reading disability, and through extensive self-study. But I have learned the most about the condition and how to manage it from the dozens of families and individuals with dyslexia with whom I have had the pleasure to work closely over the past 15 years. Each child is different, and each child with dyslexia is different, but I am confident that I have the skills and resources to help.

Elementary (K-6th)

I am a licensed elementary-school teacher in Washington State (K-8) and Massachusetts (1-6). I also hold National Certification from the National Board for Professional Teaching Standards in the area of English Language Arts: Early/Middle Childhood (K-6). I ran elementary classrooms full-time for five years, and I was a finalist for the Highline School District (WA) Teacher of the Year award for 2008-2009. I have also gained experience in teaching elementary-age children through teaching summer school, running an after-school program, and tutoring dozens of elementary-school students one-on-one in private and public settings.

Spanish

I first became fluent in Spanish while living in Argentina as a child. I strengthened my skills by taking classes and studying in Spain while in college. Since then, I have deepened my knowledge further through working in jobs where Spanish has been critical to my duties, such as running elementary ELL classes in high-immigrant areas where I communicated with parents in Spanish, wrote Spanish report cards, and interpreted and translated documents for colleagues. As for teaching the language to others, I taught high-school Spanish full-time for two years, and I've tutored Spanish privately for several years. I have had a great time over the years helping others learn Spanish, and I welcome the opportunity to help new students to build this fun and useful skill.

Study Skills

As you can read in my profile, I have been teaching in a variety of private and public settings for over fifteen years. In that time I've worked with countless students from elementary to college level to help them to become better students. Each student's needs are different, and I create individualized instructional plans for all of my tutoring students. But here is a list of some of the skills I have helped students build on the way to meeting their academic goals:

Time management/discipline/organization/ memory: Using a planner; developing habits of checking and writing down assignments; creating dedicated, well-chosen places for important items; breaking large tasks into steps and estimating and mapping out the timing of these steps; and creating and following effective systems for managing papers.

Making use of resources: Knowing how and when to approach teachers, teachers' aides, tutors, relatives, and friends for what kind of academic assistance; becoming aware of and using helpful apps and websites.

Efficiently absorbing and communicating knowledge: Actively reading and taking notes (applying critical thinking, processing, and organization skills); making genuine use of pre-writing tools like webs and outlines; using color and other visual tools to improve understanding and retention.

Smart studying: Involving multiple senses in memorization work; optimizing the study environment (location, timing, stimulation, etc.); breaking material up and focusing on smaller, more manageable pieces at a time.

All of this is helped by heavy doses of encouragement; by identifying, tracking, and celebrating tangible progress towards goals; and by constant subtle and/or explicit reminders of why the work at hand is, in fact, worth doing (which it invariably is).

I have enjoyed this work a great deal and look forward to applying my experience to help new study skills students!

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Approved Subjects

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