Greetings! I am a 10-year veteran French teacher of MCPS, with four years of tutoring experience in Reading (K-12), Writing (K-12), SES (Title 1) summer programs, and Empowered Learning for K-12. I specialize in Test Prep for SAT, SSAT, ISEE, PSAT, HSPT. I strive in particular to make learning fun for students, especially those with ADHD and low motivation for doing academic work. Hands-on activities such as Total Physical Response, contests, games, online interactive games, and lively discussion help these students to become involved in their classes. My students learn to journal, organize their grades, their time, their notebooks, and their work space. I teach them to do effective research online on subjects that interest them, and how to publish.
My students take an active role in what they choose to learn through a "task-based" approach. They complete realistic tasks, talk about the real world, and laugh as they learn. In Test Prep, which is becoming so competitive, we practice with white board games, flash cards, and sometimes games online. Often, high school students need to review from "the bottom up," making sure that their foundation knowledge in math, reading and English is solid. The ETS, which administers the PSAT and the SAT, does not ask students to answer questions which are above their level, but it does demand a thorough knowledge of the basic rules and principles of every subject. Moreover, ETS often asks questions of average difficulty in math in a complex way, in order to test a student's ability to simplify and change the form of numerical information.
The only way to learn for the test is to take the tests!I offer one free "mock" test in which I establish a baseline score and a good grasp of what your son or daughter needs to work on the most. By the end of a session, each student has completed at least 6 full Practice Tests in the Test for which they are preparing.
Contact me and start your child on the path to being a Master Student! I'll give your child confidence, caring instruction, and laughter as he/she gets on the path to a life-long love of learning.
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