I have tutored many students in the areas of SAT and ACT preparation for over 5 years. I am currently an AVID teacher/coordinator in a major school district serving over 200 students. I have my teacher certification in Special Education, Dance, and hold my Principal's certification as well.
I like to customize all lessons to shore up their areas of weakness within the test so they can spend more time working on their strengths during the test. I also provide short-cuts and "behind the scenes" information to make the test day a bit less stressful and more relaxing.
I hold a Special Education certification in which I specialized in areas of learning disabilities, ADD/ADHD, and emotional disabilities. I have the tools to be able to assist students learning to cope with these disabilities become successful on these tests.
I switch up the mode of instruction every 15 to 20 minutes to stimulate the brain and keep the student actively engaged in what we are working on. We might work vocabulary with online vocabulary cards, work reading passages using active reading techniques just to name a few.
I am able to tutor in other areas in English utilizing the AVID model of the student bringing the material and I will ask the higher order thinking questions in order for the student to maximize the tutoring experience. I will never give the answer or get frustrated and just give in. It is important for the student to be able to complete the material on a test independently and feel the satisfaction of a job well done.
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