Carla W. passed a background check on 8/1/12. The check was ordered by Carla through First Advantage. For more information, please review the background check information page.
After sending a message to Carla, you will be able to order a new background check for $7.99. As part of your tutor selection process, we encourage you to run updated background checks. Please also review the safety tips for hiring tutors.
Hi! My name is Carla. I am an experienced teacher, tutor and admissions counselor. I have worked with children and families for nearly twenty years. I have been a classroom teacher in independent and public schools in New York City. Currently, I work individually with children and families. My areas of expertise are prek-4 academics, gifted and talented enrichment and test preparation. I tutor for the OLSAT (public school gifted and talented entrance exam), ERB (ISAAGNY entrance exam), and ELA (public school progress exam). I also tutor emergent academics, prek-4 reading, writing and mathematics and test taking skills. I have extensive knowledge of the public and private school environment in New York City. I am most proud of my work helping families support the learning process and encouraging self-confidence among early learners. I am permanently certified by New York State and have a Masters of Science in Teaching. I am a members of the Parents' League and the ISAAGNY community. I am a Learning Leaders volunteer at PS 87 and an Upper West Side mom.
I am permanently certified in New York State for Nursery through 6th grade. I have a Masters of Science in Teaching. I have worked in classrooms in public and private schools in New York City and Westchester. Currently, I am a private tutor. I have great success with students across age levels and subject areas. My specialty is literacy and emergent academics. I have knowledge of the schools in New York City. This knowledge, combined with my teaching skills, has enabled me to develop a rapport with students and their families. Using a patient, directed approach, I can inspire reluctant learners and develop skills and talents. I am confident I can help your child, and that you would welcome me into your home.
Phonics is the basis of reading. While there are many skills involved in reading, the sound-symbol correspondence is the most important. Phonics builds on a child's innate facility for language. Phonics must be combined with other methods of reading instruction, including whole language.
I use a variety of methods for teaching phonics: alphabet review, phonemic awareness, Orton-Gillingham devices, and inventive spelling. Children can play games, learn mnemonics, relate pictures to sounds and just have fun with language! Most of all, I encourage children to read any book they can. Of course, I support reading aloud to children. These phonics activities, combined with heavy print exposure, will lead to success in reading.
I have experience working with children who have writing issues, dyslexia, or weak pencil grip. Language development and socialization are also areas of expertise. I work on remedial reading, remedial math and organization/executive management problems. Additionally, I work with advanced students who's "special need" is to be challenged beyond the classroom. Really, every child has "special needs". I am good at spotting what the issue is, and working on precisely the type of skills which will aid the student to overcome deficiencies and gain self-confidence.
Study skills are necessary to succeed in education. I work with students to develop strategies which complement learning style and lifestyle. Topics include time management, work flow and good study habits. I can also work on learning strategies, such as note taking, changing questions into answers, reference skills and getting information from pictures. Reading comprehension and active reading are areas of expertise.
Your first hour with any tutor is protected by our Good Fit Guarantee: You don’t pay for tutoring unless you find a good fit!
Usually responds in about 1 day
Send Carla a message explaining your needs and you will receive a response by email. Have you already emailed Carla or another tutor? If so, you have an account! Sign in now
If selected, WyzAnt will ask interested tutors to contact you by email if they are able to help. A maximum of five different tutors will email you and none of your personal information, including your email address, will be released.