I am a caring, creative, and patient teacher with 12 years of elementary/middle school classroom experience and 10 additional years of teaching/coaching experience with older students and adults. I don't just know a subject, I know how to teach it. I am able to quickly assess and pinpoint the greatest areas of need that a student has, identify how the student best learns, and then tailor my teaching to best address my student's needs and learning style. That way our tutoring time is used both effectively and efficiently.
I have taught students from age 4 to adult, including international students, students who are academically gifted or talented, and students who struggle with ADHD, Aspergers, executive functioning, and/or learning disabilities. I excel in both motivating and encouraging the reluctant or challenged learner, as well as in challenging the gifted or talented student.
I am happy to either work with a student using materials provided or else to assess a student's needs and individualize a program of instruction that will most benefit him or her. I am also happy to work with or talk to a student's classroom teacher in order to better understand a student's needs or to advocate for him or her.
Younger Learners: I very much enjoy teaching early reading, writing, and math skills to young learners, and use a variety of games and activities to make learning exciting and fun for them. I also have experience in teaching enrichment and competitive math skills to elementary and middle school students, and have both been a math club coach and, during high school, a math team member.
Older Students: My experience with older students is in the areas of teaching math, writing skills, test-taking skills, ESL, computer skills, presentation skills, and life skills. I have written a number of computer training manuals, taught computer classes, and taught business writing classes to adults. I also have been an ESL teacher, and so am able to help international students with reading/writing/speaking skills as well as to help them achieve higher scores on ESL tests such as the TOEFL. I am also able to help students achieve higher scores on other standardized tests such as the SSAT, the SAT, the ACT, and the GRE.
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