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I have privately tutored for the ISEE for the last 2 years. My Master's in Math Education, background as a Middle School math teacher and training in standardized test-taking uniquely qualify me to cover both the mathematical, and verbal content as well as the important test-taking strategies necessary to be successful on the ISEE.
My method for the ISEE is to initially proctor a full length diagnostic test to assess a student's strengths and challenges, establish a goal score with the student, and devise a clear curriculum that will help us meet that goal. Timed mini-tests will be assigned periodically to track progress and help me modify my curriculum. This method has been successful for my previous students, as it measures what is being learned/taught.
There are many complicated factors to the Independent School application process, I have experience of supporting families through this process.
I am an NYS certified math teacher with 10 years of classroom and one-on-one teaching experience. I have developed curriculum for 7th-10th grade students in pre-algebra, algebra and geometry. My strength is breaking down concepts and finding multiple ways in to the material for students of different learning styles.
As a teacher in the South Bronx, and a tutor for over ten years, much of my approach has to do with honing in on a student's learning style and developing a set of tools with them to help them organize information effectively.
For visual learners, I provide them with graphic organizers. For kinesthetic leaners, we create hands-on models, use manipulatives, or take brief breaks where they do stretches or exercises to keep them engaged. For students who are aural learners, I show them how to seek out podcasts or video clips that can shed light on topics that are challenging to them. For students that are more scattered, they need simple organizational systems (that they will use) that can help ground their thinking
The goal with tutoring is always to put yourself out of a job by giving students access to available resources and tools so that they don't need you anymore.