I have made a career out of educating people of all ages, from elementary to adult learners. I get so much enjoyment out of the "ah-hah" moments and the look of the initial understanding ...
For the past 18 years, I have worked at a private special education school. I was with them from the start and so over the past few decades I have quite literally taught or tutored most academic and test prep. subjects. As a tutor, I take pride in doing whatever it takes to make certain that my students are learning the material and developing the skills necessary to be successful in school. I am well versed in numerous learning styles and the strengths and weaknesses that are inherent in many learning disabilities.
In the words of William Butler Yeats, I believe that "education is not the filling of a pail, but the lighting of a fire." Many times students need to see a tutor because they are frustrated or falling behind in school and those struggles can instill negative feelings towards a particular topic, a particular subject, or even worse, school and learning in general. I make a targeted effort to make certain that my sessions are not only productive, but also fun, often focusing on my students' strengths to compensate for weaknesses, rather than spending too much time trying to fix what might be broken. If we all spent a majority of our day doing what we didn't enjoy or were not good at, as many middle and high school students are asked to do, we would also not be feeling confident or content with life.
I want to help you or your child regain or establish confidence in themselves and get the most out of their education by teaching them the importance of being proactive students and how to stay organized and prepared.
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