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Andrea S.

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Framingham, MA (01701)

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I have a masters in special education from Boston University and have been tutoring a variety of subjects to students of all ages for 25 years. My masters degree gives me knowledge of many learning styles and learning disabilities. My masters thesis research focused on ESL students and reading disorders.

I try to tailor each tutoring session to the individual student and have in the past created courses and home school curricula. I am also a level 1 certified Wilson tutor and am developing a specialty in teaching reading

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Andrea’s subjects

Corporate Training:
ESL/ESOL, Grammar, Law, Proofreading, Spanish
Test Preparation:
ACT Math, GED, GRE, ISEE, LSAT, Praxis, PSAT, SAT Math, SAT Reading, SAT Writing, SSAT, TOEFL
Homeschool:
Algebra 1, Algebra 2, Biology, Elementary (K-6th), English, ESL/ESOL, Geometry, Handwriting, Prealgebra, Precalculus, Reading, SAT Math, SAT Reading, Spanish, Study Skills, Writing
Special Needs:
ADD/ADHD, Autism, Dyslexia, Phonics, Special Needs
Business:
GRE, Law
Elementary Education:
Elementary (K-6th), Elementary Math, Elementary Science, Grammar, Handwriting, Phonics, Reading, Study Skills, Vocabulary
History:
Social Studies
Language:
ESL/ESOL, Spanish, TOEFL
Science:
Anatomy, Biology
Math:
ACT Math, Algebra 1, Algebra 2, Geometry, Logic, Prealgebra, Precalculus, SAT Math, Trigonometry
English:
English, ESL/ESOL, Grammar, Proofreading, Reading, SAT Reading, SAT Writing, TOEFL, Vocabulary, Writing

Algebra 1

I have tutored Algebra for over 25 years to students with a variety of learning issues and styles. Over the years, I have become familiar with a variety of teaching methods. I have the ability to explain algebra by making connections with other types of math in ways that many students find helpful.

Dyslexia

I'm a Wilson certified tutor with a Master's Degree in special education and have been working with dyslexic students for many years. I am also very familiar with the ways in which dyslexia affects the learning process in other subjects. I currently have several dyslexic students and to them not only in reading, but also in math and other academic subjects where the reading difficulties have affected their ability to make adequate progress.

Elementary (K-6th)


I have been tutoring elementary school students for 25 years and am thus very familiar with all aspects of the elementary curriculum. As a certified special educator I am also familiar with program like Touchmath which are designed to help struggling students. My graduate research focused on the teaching of reading, so I also very familiar with programs like Foundations.

As a long time employee of the Museum of Science in Boston, I have taught many hands on science workshops and courses for students in grades k-6. I really enjoy working with this group of children and as someone who has developed a wide variety of curriculum materials for classes and home-school situations I believe I have a great deal to offer.

ESL/ESOL

ESOL/ESL students have been a large part of my 25 years of teaching and tutoring experience. I volunteered, student taught and later taught at the Red Oak After School Program, a program in Boston that provides homework help and English classes to Cantonese speaking students. I also spent one of my college summers teaching individualized English classes to Mass General Hospital employees from a variety of cultural and linguistic backgrounds.

Much of my Masters coursework and research has also focused on ESL students. I took classes in second language acquisition and bilingual education. My research projects focused on assessing language based learning disabilities in students for whom English is a second language. I really enjoy working with ESL students and think that my wide range of experiences gives me the ability to work well with this group of students.

Phonics

As a teacher of students with language based learning disabilities, I am very familiar with phonics and several phonics based approached to reading. I am level 1 certified in the Wilson Language Training Program. I am also very familiar with the general elementary school phonics curriculum.

Reading

I have extensive experience teaching reading to both children and adults. I am a Level 1 certified Wilson Language training tutor and have done graduate level research on dyslexia and the teaching of reading. I am also familiar with various Lindamood-Bell programs.

Special Needs

I have a master's in special education and have been working with special needs students for over 25 years. I am a Wilson certified tutor and currently have a number of dyslexic students. In the past, I've also worked with students on the autistic spectrum, although my greatest experience is with students who have language-based learning disabilities. My master's research focused on identifying learning disabilities in students for whom English is a second language. I have also worked with students on the gifted end of the special education spectrum. I have provided lessons for children being homeschooled both because of severe dyslexia and because despite being of kindergarten age, the student was able to do second and third grade work. The most important principle of my educational philosophy is to adapt my instruction to a particular student's special needs. My extensive exposure and strong interest in the special needs population make me uniquely qualified to work with this group of students.

TOEFL

I have worked with students of all ages for whom English is a second language for 20 years. I am also very familiar with the techniques for success on standardized testing and with the TOEFL. I have developed some of my own preparation strategies and can tailor my instruction to individual students. Although I enjoy working with students from many backgrounds I have extensive experience with Latina and Asian students.

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Education

Wellesley College (Spanish)

Boston University - School of Education (Master's)

"Makes learning fun!" My son is studying to take the ISEE and has significant catch-up to do in math. When I went to pick him up at the library at the end of his session, he gently resisted -- he was having too much fun subtracting and working through word problems! Thank you, Andrea!! ...

— Alison from Weston, MA on 10/20/11);

Hourly fee

Standard Hourly Fee: $40.00

Cancellation: 24 hours notice required

Travel policy

Andrea will travel within 20 miles of Framingham, MA 01701.

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