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Emily T.

Brooklyn, NY

$45/hr

Teaching each learner in the way they learn best.

Background check passed as of 1/15/14
Usually responds in about 19 hours

Teaching each learner in the way they learn best.

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I am a Bank Street College of Education graduate with 10 years of elementary school head-teaching experience. I have also assisted, subbed, taught library in a preschool, tutored, taught after school classes, run a mini-camp for toddlers, been the story time person for 7 years at a family restaurant and play space and taken care of children since I was a young teen.

My philosophy of teaching is that each learner is unique and deserves to be instructed using all of the methods that reach that student best. I also feel that learning is easier when you are having fun doing it. I employ different approaches to each topic; using a student's previous knowledge and interests, games, positive reinforcement and time frames that suit the learner's attention span.

I am an avid reader, collect children's books and puppets, enjoy learning about animals, nature, how things work, American Sign Language and doing crossword puzzles and Sudoku.

Testimonials

"Passionate, personable tutor."

- Karen, Brooklyn, NY on 5/9/13
Special Needs:
Phonics

Approved subjects are in bold.

Approved subjects

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Elementary (K-6th)

I have a master's degree from the Bank Street College of Education in New York City in early childhood and elementary school education. I taught Pre-K through 3rd grade for 10 years and part-time as a substitute, librarian, tutor, assistant and afterschool teacher. I am currently running a storytime program, where I read to children three days a week, and I am a regular caregiver to a 4, 7 and 10-year-old.

Elementary Science

As a 3rd grade teacher I have taught environmental studies, which included recycling, worm composting, the water cycle and rainforest ecology. I also taught geology, which included testing and identifying minerals for their characteristic attributes, volcanoes, earthquakes and a mixed social studies/science unit on archaeology using dig boxes, screens and recording of data. The solar system was another unit of study I taught along with the phases of our moon. I have done planting projects and terrariums with children and continue to have an interest in biology, animals and any kind of hands-on scientific projects.

Phonics

As a teacher in contained elementary classrooms, I have taught all of the components of using language for reading, writing and learning. These include; phonics (decoding), reading (putting words back together, or encoding), spelling, vocabulary and creative writing. Phonics are the initial tools to creating the building blocks of language. Learning consonant sounds and basic short and long vowel sounds are only the beginning. The more complex vowel combinations and consonant/vowel combinations need specific study of the various rules and exceptions that exist in the English language.

Reading

In the early grades, K-2 students focus on letter sounds, phonics, decoding words and using invented spelling to create words to do their own story writing. As they move into more complex curriculum they are no longer learning to read but reading to learn. Learning how to break down the code of written language in order to use comprehension, critical thinking skills and to express their own thoughts is critical to a student's future success. As a teacher in Pre-K through 3rd grade I have worked with children in all of these areas.

Spelling

Whether or not you have access to SpellCheck, there is no replacement for a human being's ability to recognize a homophone or homonym that can change the whole meaning of a sentence. Some people are instinctively good spellers but anyone can learn to keep lists of frequently misspelled words, memorize rules, use resource books and other editing strategies to improve their spelling ability. Incorrect spelling can draw attention away from a writer's style, skill or intention and cloud the reader's judgment of the actual writing. I am a stickler for good spelling and because it can be frustrating, I like to make it fun by using word games, memory associations, rhyme and music.

Vocabulary

Vocabulary and context are the keys to understanding anything you are reading. As an early reader learning a lifelong habit of reading and enjoying books, a student learning new material, a listener understanding a story, play or conversation, or a writer, having a varied and extensive vocabulary is very important. Improving your vocabulary and knowing how to find out the meaning of a word are basic skills that I always stress in teaching reading and writing.

Writing

Whether expressing feelings, ideas or synthesizing information, it is very important to be able to communicate clearly through writing. As a 3rd grade teacher, I utilized the Writer's Workshop model created by Lucy Calkins, which I learned attending summer workshops at Columbia University's Teachers College. This process helps students edit their work by giving mini-lessons in specific writing challenges such as punctuation, run-on sentences, brainstorming for new ideas and focusing on having a clear beginning, middle and end. I enjoy creative writing as a hobby and have written children's stories and plays for my students to perform.

City University of New York, Hunter College
BA in Anthropology
Bank Street College Graduate School of Education
MEd

Education

City University of New York, Hunter College (BA in Anthropology)

Bank Street College Graduate School of Education (MEd)

Passionate, personable tutor. — My first-grader is very fond of Emily. She has been great with him and has helped with his reading fluency, bringing library books and using other methods to patiently coach him to sound out the difficult words. She also has a fun way of explaining the concepts to solidify them in his mind. In addition, she is dependable and flexible and provides detailed assessments of his progress. I highly reco ...

— Karen, Brooklyn, NY on 5/9/13

Hourly fee

Standard Hourly Fee: $45.00

Cancellation: 24 hours notice required

Travel policy

Emily will travel within 7 miles of Brooklyn, NY 11201.


About Emily

I am a Bank Street College of Education graduate with 10 years of elementary school head-teaching experience. I have also assisted, subbed, taught library in a preschool, tutored, taught after school classes, run a mini-camp for toddlers, been the story time person for 7 years at a family restaurant and play space and taken care of children since I was a young teen.

My philosophy of teaching is that each learner is unique and deserves to be instructed using all of the methods that reach that student best. I also feel that learning is easier when you are having fun doing it. I employ different approaches to each topic; using a student's previous knowledge and interests, games, positive reinforcement and time frames that suit the learner's attention span.

I am an avid reader, collect children's books and puppets, enjoy learning about animals, nature, how things work, American Sign Language and doing crossword puzzles and Sudoku.

Testimonials

"Passionate, personable tutor."

- Karen, Brooklyn, NY on 5/9/13
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Education

City University of New York, Hunter College
BA in Anthropology
Bank Street College Graduate School of Education
MEd

Education

City University of New York, Hunter College (BA in Anthropology)

Bank Street College Graduate School of Education (MEd)


Tutor Policies

Cancellation
24 hours notice required
Travel Radius
Travels within 7 miles of Brooklyn, NY 11201

Emily’s Subjects

Special Needs:
Phonics

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.


Background Check Status for Emily T.

Emily T. passed a background check on 1/15/14. The check was ordered by Emily through First Advantage. For more information, please review the background check information page.

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