A student's confidence is key to success and is nurtured by working with a compassionate, qualified teacher like myself. I hold New Jersey certification for English, grades 1-12, certification for Elementary Education, a degree in English literature, and many graduate-level reading and language courses, which, along with my many years of teaching and administration, have made me an extremely effective tutor. I have had students whom I began tutoring in fourth grade who still keep in touch with me as college students!
My teaching experience covers many areas. For the past 8 years I have been working as a private tutor. I work with Grades 3 through 12 in reading skills and interpreting literature; writing, including essays, term papers, grammar, and mechanics; social studies, vocabulary development, study skills, test prep, and spelling. I was an elementary school teacher with my own class for a decade working with Grades 3 through 8 in all elementary school subjects, such as reading, writing, social studies, math, science, and vocabulary. After a child-rearing leave, I returned to teaching as a Resource Room teacher for 11 years, working with students in Grades 3 through 8. My job was to provide support to mainstreamed students with learning disabilities, in such areas as reading, language, study skills, test prep, and organization, pinpointing and developing the skills that needed work, while helping them with classwork and homework. I also worked with mainstream teachers to help them understand the abilities and learning styles of my students. Eventually, I became the assistant administrator. My responsibilities included guiding the Resource Room staff to the best available materials and approaches for each of their students. In addition, I wrote guidelines for the Resource Room staff to follow for each grade level. I also administered standardized tests to the entire school population. I continued to support a roster of my own students while fulfilling these duties.
I use research-based teaching methods to pinpoint where my students need to correct and rebuild their skills. We will work from this point on to firmly establish the skills necessary for achievement. At the same time, I show my students how to apply their skills to the school work they are assigned, thereby giving each student practical application of what they are learning with me. I will contact a student's teachers, with a parent's permission, and keep parents informed about my students' progress.
My compassion and expertise bring results.
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