I am a lifelong educator with a Master's in Social Studies
Education and over 15 years of experience. I have taught in a wide variety of scenarios, including full-time classroom work in German
, plus extensive one-on-one tutoring in German, ESL
, and learning strategies.
I currently teach English
, German, learning skills and more with adult, middle school, and high school students. With me you get an experienced and dedicated educator, equipped with the patience and training necessary to tailor a curriculum to the needs of the individual.
My study skills
curriculum draws from a variety of sources, always grounded in solid research, and addresses the following key learning skills:
- time management
- personal organization
- metacognition (awareness of how you learn)
As a language
teacher, I emphasize the ability to communicate orally in the target language, and sessions are planned with this goal in mind. But I customize sessions based on your needs - reading, writing, speaking, listening, grammar
- you set the target, I'll help you get there. We'll also find the materials and develop the daily regimen you'll need for independent work; lasting language skills come only from steady, daily practice.
24 hours notice required
Travels within 20 miles of Nashville, TN 37204
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1. Make a study plan – The default mode for studying for exams? Wait until one or two days before the test and study – hard! But with several of material to review, your brain needs more time to re-assimilate the information,
and you probably won’t have enough time to review it all in 2 nights anyway. So start studying a minimum of one week before the first exam, and write out a detailed schedule...
(This is actually a modified version of an article I posted a while back -
Parents wait! Why a study skills tutor is what your child REALLY needs. But I think tutors should consider this idea of study skills even more than parents should.)
After a dozen years as a classroom teacher and private tutor, I know the routine well. Like clockwork, October and March bring new report cards...
After a dozen years as a classroom teacher and private tutor, I know the routine well. Like clockwork, October and March bring new report cards and parents start to get nervous. “An F in chemistry? I’m afraid I can’t help you there; let’s find you a good
chemistry tutor.” This is the kind of dialog I imagine taking place in many households around this time. And chemistry is just an example...