Hi! I look forward to being able to help you. I believe that every person will succeed, given the right tools and opportunities. Tutoring is not just about teaching basic skills but about giving encouragement and instilling confidence. I have been able to help elementary, secondary and college students perform well on testing, greatly improve their writing
skills, and build on other fundamental skills.
I have substitute taught in grades K-12 and with special needs
students, and I have taught religious education classes for students in grades 2, 4, 6 and 11. I have written and edited for a major newspaper and a magazine. I have also worked as a Therapeutic Staff Support person, working one-on-one with children with special emotional and behavioral needs, helping them to become organized and focused for homework assignments and other tasks. I have edited and evaluated students' undergraduate or graduate papers and provided corrections and suggestions for improvement for a better quality paper.
I help students break down an assignment to ensure that they clearly understand what is being asked of them. While we are communicating regarding their work, I have them regularly check to ensure that they are meeting the requirements of the instructor and class.
I work with students to help them improve:
-reading, writing, proofreading
, punctuation, factual accuracy
-ability to break down an assignment into manageable steps
-self-awareness of what methods best fit their personality
I believe that the best thing I can do for a student is to help them so well that they no longer need me but can move forward on their own.
Each person has unique gifts that are meant to be used. By getting past the obstacles and challenges to schoolwork, each person can more readily shine in their areas of talent - and have much less stress!
I very much look forward to working with you.
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