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Dear Parents and Students,
My name is Matia (pronounced May-sha) and I hope you may be interested in working with me! My specialty is tutoring reading and writing. I have a Master's degree in education from an Oregon University and a Master's degree in writing from Columbia. I work now as an editor and reviewer of children's books, which I love to do, but I miss interacting with students as I did when I lived in Oregon. I especially like to work with students who feel that they are not always connecting to the books that they are reading, because often it's just a matter of finding the RIGHT book to spark up a love for stories. I'm always delighted to recommend books (whether it's a picture book, early-reader, graphic novel, middle grade novel, or young adult novel) based on an individual's interests and tastes. In fact, I can even supply some reading materials through my work as an editor! I also believe that reading and writing go hand-in-hand; reflecting on reading and relating it back to one's own life through writing is an important part of developing a relationship with words, characters, and stories.
I cater my tutoring to support each student's individual needs. In the past, I have worked with middle school students, high school alternative school students, and even homeless students in transition. Through these experiences, I have developed a flexible and creative teaching approach that builds student self-confidence, while achieving results. Thank you and I look forward to meeting you!
All the best,
I have a Master's degree in secondary education as well as a Master's degree in writing. I have worked with struggling readers of all ages in many contexts. I use a variety of methods to foster students' fluency in letter and sight word recognition and decoding. Through my place of employment, I have multiple teaching tools available to me, including early reader books that feature bright pictures and simple texts designed to hook beginning readers based on their individual interests.
Portland State University (English)
Portland State University (MEd)
Columbia University (Master's)
Standard Hourly Fee: $57.00
Cancellation: 4 hours notice required
Matia will travel within 7 miles of Brooklyn, NY 11211.
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