My name is Heidi, and I am a college graduate entering a master's in teaching program at Antioch University. I have over four years of experience tutoring and teaching youth and adults in reading, writing, ESL, social studies and citizenship, basic math, and basic computer skills.
My work with youth has included positions as an after-school tutoring program coordinator and summer literacy teacher for K-8 students at Somali Community Services Coalition, and as a K-5 instructional assistant with the Seattle Public Schools. I have also tutored high school students in language arts, history, and math up to an algebra level. I am skilled at planning effective lessons and teaching through a variety of approaches depending on the age and learning needs of my students.
My adult tutoring experience includes two years as a volunteer English teacher with Spanish-speaking adults, and several months as a citizenship test tutor for Somali adults. As an English teacher, I used a conversation-based curriculum to plan lessons focusing on spoken English that also incorporated reading and writing activities.
I am skilled at proofreading and providing constructive feedback on writing structure and techniques. I have edited academic papers and publications for coworkers and peers, and I enjoy coaching others through the writing process.
My tutoring style is friendly, flexible, and student-centered. I am capable of providing serious academic tutoring and test preparation, but I am equally willing to use creative and fun tutoring approaches to meet the needs of younger students with various needs.
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