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Avital S.

Hackensack, NJ

$69/hr

Patient tutor, for all ages, helps when your learning is blocked

Background check passed as of 12/31/12
Usually responds in about 34 minutes

Patient tutor, for all ages, helps when your learning is blocked

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I'm passionate about helping my students to turn what frustrates them into what they love. My specialty is in finding what blocks your ability to learn, and help you open the bottleneck.

My experience is that once the block is opened, learning comes naturally.

I am successful using this teaching method in various subjects. First are the basics - any gaps in reading or numbers are going to affect all other learning.

Also, similarly, I found that I can teach the basic concepts of using a computer or smart phone to people who didn't grow up around computers, and feel confused or uncomfortable using them.

I work with both kids and adults who want to improve their reading and understanding, and adults who never learned to read before. (Both in English and Hebrew.)

Do you need help with a special project? I helped ESL and special needs students pass the driver's test, the citizenship exam, learn to read medication labels, etc.

I'm a software engineer by day, but I have been tutoring since I was 12, and my first love was helping kids see the beauty in numbers. I still love doing that.

I am curious to hear from you, and find out what you need.

Note: I tutor primarily around Hackensack, NJ, Nyack, NY and anywhere in between.

Testimonials

"Very Encouraging"

- Thomas, Teaneck, NJ on 10/10/14

"Excellent Commitment"

- Richard, Union City, NJ on 9/15/14

"Motivating and patient"

- SARI, Haworth, NJ on 6/18/14

"Magically Engaging Tutor"

- Mike, Teaneck, NJ on 5/29/14

"Great tutor who really listens and helps "

- JIn, River Edge, NJ on 3/14/14

"Excellent Tutor"

- Rebecca, Teaneck, NJ on 11/5/13

"Great tutor!! Amazing progress!"

- Kathy, Hackensack, NJ on 9/3/13
Avital replied on 5/19/2014

Today he was waiting for me downstairs telling me he has a surprise for me. When I came up he told me to close my eyes, and proceeded to create a display... He is an honor roll student now! Congratulations!

"Result oriented lessons."

- Amnon, Fort Lee, NJ on 6/2/13

"Great Teacher!!"

- Susan, New City, NY on 5/30/13
Math:
Algebra 1, Geometry, Prealgebra
English:
English, ESL/ESOL,
Reading
Computer:
General Computer,
Microsoft Word
Language:
ESL/ESOL,
Hebrew
Elementary Education:
Elementary Math,
Reading,
Spelling, Study Skills
Business:
Microsoft Word
Homeschool:
Algebra 1, English, ESL/ESOL,
Geometry, Prealgebra, Reading,
Study Skills
Corporate Training:
ESL/ESOL,
General Computer,
Hebrew,
Microsoft Word

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.

Elementary Math

Elementary math is what we all use daily. When do I need to leave the house to get somewhere on time? Do I have enough in my pocket for a donut with my coffee?
If you or your kid shies away from numbers, I can help. Math, like anything else, is easier to approach if you don't hate it. Give me the chance to re-introduce you to your enemy. You may be pleasantly surprised!

ESL/ESOL

When tutoring ESL, my focus is on what you need now. What is the skill that will make your life easier, and fast.

Do you need help pronouncing? Understanding someone talking? Reading? Writing notes?
Do you need vocabulary that is specific for your job, or for talking with you doctor.

Learning a new language is complicated. You need to learn the spoken language, and the written one.

But ESL is more than learning a new language. It means learning a new culture. And it means that until you learn all this, you struggle to function at the level you are used to as an adult, or even as a kid.
Simple things we take for granted are difficult tasks. Chatting with a neighbor. Shopping for food. Talking with the kid's teacher. Taking the driver's test.

I will work with you to improve what you want to, or help you find out what is holding you back.

General Computer

Are you frustrated with your computer or smart phone skills?

If computers, smart phones or tablets feel like a foreign land to you, I can help. Once I teach you the language, you will easily be able to accomplish what is important to you.

It is never too late to learn.

Hebrew

I lived in Israel for many years, and am fluent in Hebrew. What I specialize in is teaching the alphabet and reading. I can help you or your kids improve your Hebrew reading skills, whatever your starting level is.

Reading

We use reading every day. Those of us who do it well are not aware of it. But for those who are struggling, it is a continuous pain.
Improving the ability to read and understand books, recipes, instructions, medication labels, food labels, street and store signs, ideas, poetry, history. All these change a person's life, and sometimes a whole family.

If you are reading this - you are fortunate that you can.

Since this skill affects our life so widely, it is important to get better at it the earliest you can. If you or someone you know need help, let me know.

Study Skills

Having study skills means knowing HOW to study, as opposed to the information which is WHAT you study. That means having a system that works for you, with which you approach studying anything.
Knowing how you study best, what works for you, and how do do it makes approaching new material less intimidating and more fun.

As your tutor I have the advantage of sitting with you one-to-one, and together we can find out what works best for you. You can create a system that will benefit you from now on.

You can learn how to take notes in class or during self study, how to study for a test, how to take a test, and more.

Avital’s Resources

Tutors have the ability to create educational resources and share them with the WyzAnt community. Here are some of the resources created by Avital. View all of Avital’s resources

I am a proud teacher! A student of mine, around my age, is an artist who wanted to learn basic computer skills. She learned how to find the pictures of her art on her computer. She learned how to sign up to websites, safely. She learned how to attach files to her email, and how to upload them to a website. She went ahead and created an artist profile on Zatista. Two... read more

Yesterday, I helped a new student understand some of the difficulties she is experiencing, and I wanted to share this here. The Classroom: Studying in class is like taking a guided tour. If you trust your guide (the teacher,) you can follow into unknown territory, with an open mind. As you are exposed to new things you can ask questions, experience new activities, and be guided out of... read more

This works for: Procrastinators The constantly distracted (who isn't these days?)  Approaching those tasks we don't want to do... You can help your child or your student, and it will work for you just as well! You'll need to try it for yourself to experience the effects, since it works opposite to common sense. This magical tool is the egg timer from your kitchen... read more

Technion - Israel Institute of Technology
Software Engineering

Education

Technion - Israel Institute of Technology (Software Engineering)

Very Encouraging — Avital is always very supportive of my 11 year old son. She looks for ways to help him find the "gaps" and those areas where he is unsure. Since she's been working with him, I can see him becoming more confident. ...

— Thomas, Teaneck, NJ on 10/10/14

Hourly fee

Standard Hourly Fee: $69.00

Cancellation: 10 hours notice required

Rates are based on subject matter and may be lower or higher than the default rate. Groups: +50% for a second student and +25% for every additional student. Late cancellation fee: 50%.

Travel policy

Avital will travel within 7 miles of Hackensack, NJ 07601.


About Avital

I'm passionate about helping my students to turn what frustrates them into what they love. My specialty is in finding what blocks your ability to learn, and help you open the bottleneck.

My experience is that once the block is opened, learning comes naturally.

I am successful using this teaching method in various subjects. First are the basics - any gaps in reading or numbers are going to affect all other learning.

Also, similarly, I found that I can teach the basic concepts of using a computer or smart phone to people who didn't grow up around computers, and feel confused or uncomfortable using them.

I work with both kids and adults who want to improve their reading and understanding, and adults who never learned to read before. (Both in English and Hebrew.)

Do you need help with a special project? I helped ESL and special needs students pass the driver's test, the citizenship exam, learn to read medication labels, etc.

I'm a software engineer by day, but I have been tutoring since I was 12, and my first love was helping kids see the beauty in numbers. I still love doing that.

I am curious to hear from you, and find out what you need.

Note: I tutor primarily around Hackensack, NJ, Nyack, NY and anywhere in between.

Testimonials

"Very Encouraging"

- Thomas, Teaneck, NJ on 10/10/14

"Excellent Commitment"

- Richard, Union City, NJ on 9/15/14

"Motivating and patient"

- SARI, Haworth, NJ on 6/18/14

"Magically Engaging Tutor"

- Mike, Teaneck, NJ on 5/29/14

"Great tutor who really listens and helps "

- JIn, River Edge, NJ on 3/14/14

"Excellent Tutor"

- Rebecca, Teaneck, NJ on 11/5/13

"Great tutor!! Amazing progress!"

- Kathy, Hackensack, NJ on 9/3/13
Avital replied on 5/19/2014

Today he was waiting for me downstairs telling me he has a surprise for me. When I came up he told me to close my eyes, and proceeded to create a display... He is an honor roll student now! Congratulations!

"Result oriented lessons."

- Amnon, Fort Lee, NJ on 6/2/13

"Great Teacher!!"

- Susan, New City, NY on 5/30/13
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Education

Technion - Israel Institute of Technology
Software Engineering

Education

Technion - Israel Institute of Technology (Software Engineering)


Tutor Policies

Cancellation
10 hours notice required

Rates are based on subject matter and may be lower or higher than the default rate. Groups: +50% for a second student and +25% for every additional student. Late cancellation fee: 50%.

Travel Radius
Travels within 7 miles of Hackensack, NJ 07601

Avital’s Subjects

Math:
Algebra 1, Geometry, Prealgebra
English:
English, ESL/ESOL,
Reading
Computer:
General Computer,
Microsoft Word
Language:
ESL/ESOL,
Hebrew
Elementary Education:
Elementary Math,
Reading,
Spelling, Study Skills
Business:
Microsoft Word
Homeschool:
Algebra 1, English, ESL/ESOL,
Geometry, Prealgebra, Reading,
Study Skills
Corporate Training:
ESL/ESOL,
General Computer,
Hebrew,
Microsoft Word

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.


Avital’s Resources

Tutors have the ability to create educational resources and share them with the WyzAnt community. Here are some of the resources created by Avital. View all of Avital’s resources

I am a proud teacher! A student of mine, around my age, is an artist who wanted to learn basic computer skills. She learned how to find the pictures of her art on her computer. She learned how to sign up to websites, safely. She learned how to attach files to her email, and how to upload them to a website. She went ahead and created an artist profile on Zatista. Two... read more

Yesterday, I helped a new student understand some of the difficulties she is experiencing, and I wanted to share this here. The Classroom: Studying in class is like taking a guided tour. If you trust your guide (the teacher,) you can follow into unknown territory, with an open mind. As you are exposed to new things you can ask questions, experience new activities, and be guided out of... read more

This works for: Procrastinators The constantly distracted (who isn't these days?)  Approaching those tasks we don't want to do... You can help your child or your student, and it will work for you just as well! You'll need to try it for yourself to experience the effects, since it works opposite to common sense. This magical tool is the egg timer from your kitchen... read more


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