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Aqilla M.

Roslindale, MA

$50/hr

Patient and Kind Instructor for Elementary Students

Patient and Kind Instructor for Elementary Students

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I began teaching children while I was still at the baby-sitting age. It began by teaching Sunday School to ages four and five for a few years. Then, I tutoring elementary school students through my high school. Private tutoring different subjects for various ages and levels of education followed. In the mid-eighties I taught Fundamental Arithmetic for a Jr. College's evening division. Since then I worked for Education Station, a company that was contracted by the Boston Public Schools. I taught after-school hours in a classroom setting, for at risk elementary school students.
For me, it's a wonderful feeling when I see a child's face light up when he/she finally understand a concept. I find that patience and kindness is key.

Math:
Algebra 1, Prealgebra
English:
English, Grammar, Reading, Vocabulary, Writing
Elementary Education:
Elementary (K-6th),
Elementary Math, Elementary Science, Grammar, Phonics,
Reading, Spelling,
Study Skills, Vocabulary
Special Needs:
Phonics
Homeschool:
Algebra 1, Elementary (K-6th),
English, Prealgebra, Reading, Study Skills, Writing
Corporate Training:
Grammar

Approved subjects are in bold.

Approved subjects

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Elementary (K-6th)

Education Station employed me as a teacher for two years. I was placed at the Marshall Elementary School in Dorchester and the Aggazziz Middle School in Jamaica Plain, MA. I taught K-2, first grade and subbed middle school. The subjects instructed were Reading, English and Mathematics.
I have an A.A. Degree in Liberal Arts from Roxbury Community College in Boston, MA. And there, I taught Fundamental Arithmetic in the Evening Division.

Phonics

While I taught for Education Station I used phonics to teach the K-2nd graders to read. I used different teaching tools to reinforce the rules for phonics. Flashcards, blocks, workbooks and games are some of the teaching aids that are and have been effective for beginning readers.
I learned to read using Phonics. It is the only way I have ever taught children or adults to read.

Spelling

As a high school student at Windsor Mt School in Lenox, I tutored inner-city children from a Pittsfield elementary school.

I have an Associate Degree in Liberal Arts, and graduated with High Honors. During my matriculation, I instructed Fundamental Arithmetic as a Teaching Assistant. I then attended BU and Suffolk Universities when I majored in Secondary Ed. My concentration was Journalism.

The reason I qualify as a Spelling tutor is that I also taught Spelling as part of being a Reading teacher with Education Station. I taught Reading while in their employ and also Math in Elementary and Middle Schools.

A.A. Liberal Arts

Education

A.A. Liberal Arts

Hourly fee

Standard Hourly Fee: $50.00

Cancellation: 24 hours notice required

Travel policy

Aqilla will travel within 10 miles of Roslindale, MA 02131.


About Aqilla

I began teaching children while I was still at the baby-sitting age. It began by teaching Sunday School to ages four and five for a few years. Then, I tutoring elementary school students through my high school. Private tutoring different subjects for various ages and levels of education followed. In the mid-eighties I taught Fundamental Arithmetic for a Jr. College's evening division. Since then I worked for Education Station, a company that was contracted by the Boston Public Schools. I taught after-school hours in a classroom setting, for at risk elementary school students.
For me, it's a wonderful feeling when I see a child's face light up when he/she finally understand a concept. I find that patience and kindness is key.

Education

A.A. Liberal Arts

Education

A.A. Liberal Arts


Tutor Policies

Cancellation
24 hours notice required
Travel Radius
Travels within 10 miles of Roslindale, MA 02131

Aqilla’s Subjects

Math:
Algebra 1, Prealgebra
English:
English, Grammar, Reading, Vocabulary, Writing
Elementary Education:
Elementary (K-6th),
Elementary Math, Elementary Science, Grammar, Phonics,
Reading, Spelling,
Study Skills, Vocabulary
Special Needs:
Phonics
Homeschool:
Algebra 1, Elementary (K-6th),
English, Prealgebra, Reading, Study Skills, Writing
Corporate Training:
Grammar

Approved subjects are in bold.

Approved subjects

In most cases, tutors gain approval in a subject by passing a proficiency exam. For some subject areas, like music and art, tutors submit written requests to demonstrate their proficiency to potential students. If a tutor is interested but not yet approved in a subject, the subject will appear in non-bold font. Tutors need to be approved in a subject prior to beginning lessons.


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