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I have over 30 years of experience in the field of education, both as a teacher and as a curriculum developer, with a strong specialty in mathematics. I have worked with a wide range of grade levels, from elementary school to college. I received a BA in math from Harvard University and a Masters in Education from the University of New Hampshire with a double concentration in elementary education and secondary math education. I hold MA certification for secondary mathematics (Gr. 7-12) and for elementary education (K-6).
I love tutoring because it gives me an opportunity to design a customized program and approach to meet each student’s unique learning style and content needs. My emphasis is on careful diagnosis to identify and address any gaps or weaknesses in prior knowledge, on building a strong understanding of concepts and WHY procedures work, and on fostering a student’s self-confidence and self-reliance. I can also provide enrichment and challenge activities to stretch students’ understanding and help them experience the joy and excitement of math.
As an elementary school teacher, I have also taught writing skills (including spelling) and creative writing, and I have led literature discussion groups. In my many years as a homeroom teacher and advisor, I have gained extensive experience in helping students develop effective study skills and organizational strategies.
I have the expertise to tutor elementary students (K-6th). I have 12+ years of experience teaching students in grades 4-6. My specialty has been in mathematics, but I have also worked with the language arts program (teaching writing skills, spelling, and creative writing, and leading literature discussion groups), with cross-curricular units that involve social studies and the arts, and with helping students develop study skills and learn to manage homework. In addition, I served for 2 years as the math consultant for a very small independent K-5 school. This job provided me with opportunities to work with primary grade students (K-3rd) as well as deepening my understanding of the math curriculum in the early grades.
I hold M.A. certification in elementary education (K-8).
I have the knowledge and experience to be an effective tutor for ISEE prep. I have considerable experience with teaching and tutoring the grade level content that is tested on the ISEE. I have researched the set up and scoring of the test and the types of directions/questions included on it. I have used ISEE test prep books with previous students to help in reviewing content and teaching relevant test-taking strategies.
Excellent tutor. — Sharon is an excellent tutor patient and always willing to go the extra mile to make sure our daughter is grasping the material. She is always coming with new strategies to help our daughter get concept. ...
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