Military and other discounts available.
I'm an enthusiastic teacher and learner. I love to help others learn. With my Master's in Elem Ed and 30+ years experience, I've learned many different ways to approach every problem. I've tutored over 500 students during my career. I'm a member of 7 professional organizations including Teachers Association International and International Tutoring Association.
Prior to beginning lessons, all students will be given a diagnostic during the FREE consultation. The results of the assessment will be used to determine strengths, weaknesses and preferred learning styles. Information from the results along with information about goals and other needs from parents, teachers and any other stakeholders will be used to write a customized learning plan for you. Lesson plans will be written for all future lessons based on your learning plan. Lesson plans are always available for your perusal.
As my Master's was focused in reading
literacy, one of my specialties is reading. I am available for reading assistance at any level. Many skills are involved in learning to read. Skills include phonics
, word manipulation, vocabulary
and sight words. I also stress authentic reading. Book, article or other reading will be assigned as homework after every session. Teens and pre-teens often seem to suddenly develop reading problems when none previously existed. The difficulties are often related to reading school textbooks. Fortunately, these problems are easily remedied.
In addition to reading, I specialize in math
. In the last four years, 75% of my students have needed assistance in math. Pre-Algebra
and Algebra have been needed the most often. No matter the math level, I will teach math using concrete ideas as much as possible. Often, numbers and the general concepts in math are very abstract.
Other than reading and math, I am available to help with any K-6 subject, study skills
, give homework help and a variety of other subjects. Please see my subject list for more information.
Aside from reading, which is one of my favorite activities, I thoroughly enjoy water activities such as swimming
, boating and white water rafting. In addition, I enjoy board games and card games. I frequently play poker
online and watch televised games. And yes, I like puzzles. I like Word puzzles and Math puzzles. Sudoku puzzles can be a lot of fun and quite challenging.
Services INCLUDED in my hourly fee:
-Telephone and/or e-mail assistance between lessons
-Communication with Teachers and Schools
-Communication with You
-A Learning Plan that is used to develop specific lesson goals
If you choose me as your tutor, you can expect 3 things of me: Prompt, Thorough, Prepared! In addition, you should expect that I will ask you to do outside work to be prepared for your lessons.
I look forward to hearing from you so we can begin soon!