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Vidushi C.

Scottsdale, AZ

$50/hour

Experienced Reading, Writing and SAT Instructor

100+ Hours
5.0 average from 110 ratings
Knowledgeable tutor
— Elaine, Phoenix, AZ on 12/21/16

$50/Hour


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University of Delhi, India
Psychology
Amity University, Noida, India
Master's
Arizona State University
Enrolled

Education

University of Delhi, India (Psychology)

Amity University, Noida, India (Master's)

Arizona State University (Enrolled)

About Vidushi

Are you worried because your child refuses to read or write?
Is your child bright but under-performing ?
Do you have a child with a learning difficulty?
Is confidence in the classroom an issue?

You child probably needs a customized education plan.

K-12 students enjoy working with me because I focus on problem solving with positive guidance. They become motivated, confident, happier, and improve academically! Lesson plans and constructive feedback are tailored to each student.

My life experience includes working in multicultural societies, international and local schools. I am effective with students with diverse backgrounds and learning styles. I founded and operated Mindsprings, an educational company that customized programs to meet the students’ needs.

The first tutoring session is free of charge. Its purpose is for the student and I to assess each other. We work together to understand the student's learning style and customize a program for him or her.

Reading
The Orton-Gillingham based reading systems, like Wilson Methods and Lindamood Bell, helped Adam, an 8 year old student who couldn't read. He could read simple chapter books in 6 months.

Writing
Word lists, demonstrations, using technology, all helped seventh grader Hannah, who was refusing to write. In one month, she wrote paragraphs independently and willingly. As a published writer and college level language tutor, solving writing problems is a pleasure.

SAT/ ACT/ PSAT/TOEFL
Test Prep for students is mapped by assessing student strengths and areas to improve. 12th grader Varun has improved his SAT essay performance by 2 points!

I hold a Masters in Psychology and certifications in Creative Writing, Learning Disabilities and Gifted Education.

Parents are welcomed to audit all classes, after the first one!
Are you worried because your child refuses to read or write?
Is your child bright but under-performing ?
Do you have a child with a learning difficulty?
Is confidence in the classroom an issue?

You child probably needs a customized education plan.

K-12 students enjoy working with me because I focus on problem
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Policies
Cancellation
10 hours notice required

Meetings All meetings with school staff are charged on an hourly basis. Group Rates for 5 students per session is $35 per student.

Travel Radius
Travels within 10 miles of Scottsdale, AZ 85260

"Knowledgeable tutor"

- Elaine, Phoenix, AZ on 12/21/16

"Knowledgeable and patient tutor"

- Lisa, Scottsdale, AZ on 12/1/16

"Great tutor for reluctant writers"

- Tiffany, Scottsdale, AZ on 8/18/16

"Excellent tutor"

- Guillaume, Scottsdale, AZ on 1/27/15
Math:
Algebra 2
Science:
Psychology
English:
ACT English, ACT Reading,
English,
ESL/ESOL,
Grammar, Literature, Public Speaking,
Reading,
SAT Reading,
TOEFL, Vocabulary, Writing
Test Preparation:
ACT English, ACT Reading,
SAT Reading,
TOEFL
Computer:
Microsoft PowerPoint, Microsoft Word
Language:
ESL/ESOL,
Hindi,
Reading,
TOEFL, Writing
History:
Writing
Special Needs:
ADHD, Dyslexia,
Phonics,
Reading,
Special Needs
Elementary Education:
ADHD, Grammar, Handwriting,
Homeschool, Phonics,
Reading,
Spelling, Vocabulary, Writing
Business:
ESL/ESOL,
Marketing, Microsoft PowerPoint, Microsoft Word, Public Speaking,
Writing

Approved subjects are in bold.

Approved subjects

In most cases, tutors gain approval in a subject by passing a proficiency exam. For some subject areas, like music and art, tutors submit written requests to demonstrate their proficiency to potential students. If a tutor is interested but not yet approved in a subject, the subject will appear in non-bold font. Tutors need to be approved in a subject prior to beginning lessons.

ACT Reading

- I have conducted more than 10 teacher training workshops on strategies for reluctant readers.
- I have taught reading appreciation and critical reading to mainstream classrooms in grades 7 to 9.
- I have taught reading one on one to struggling readers in grades 1 to 10.
- I have sourced and created customized reading materials for my students.
- I have taught SAT reading to students.

Dyslexia

I have a Diploma in managing learning disabilities, where I ranked no 1 in college in remediation strategies. I am certified in the Schools Attuned programme from All Kinds of Minds, Washington. I have headed two learning resource rooms, one in Scottsdale and the other in the US.My experience includes working with over 100 children with learning disabilities for over 10 years.These included dyslexia, dysgraphia & dyscalculia.

English

I headed the Learning Resource Center in a school and worked with English reading, writing, comprehension & first generation learner difficulties for grades 2 to 4. I taught creative writing to middle school students. I Conducted teacher training workshops on strategies for reluctant readers, writers, comprehension, creative writing, spelling, oral language etc.

ESL/ESOL

Using a combination of role play, verbal exercises, conversations and songs, I can help you speak fluently!

My experience includes:
- teaching underprivileged communities read
- designing a program for first generation learners to learn English
- training ESL teachers

Handwriting

I have been working with handwriting difficulties in Arizona, by using strategies like improving eye hand coordination, pencil control, spatial arrangement of letters and fostering an interest in writing. I have headed the Learning Resource Centre at the prestigious Cathedral & John Connon School.

Hindi

Are you are interested in learning conversational Hindi from a native speaker?

I am a fluent speaker & writer, as I lived in India for 32 years and used it daily. I also developed an award-winning curriculum in Hindi for elementary and middle school students!

I combine 10+ years of educational experience, special education and ESL strategies to create comfort and interest in the language.

Phonics

I am familiar with & have used the Wilson Reading Method, the Linda Mood Bell programme & a combination of sight word & phonic-based programs with children for learning or reading difficulties.
I also teach phonics to teachers & struggling readers.

Psychology

I have a Masters in Counseling Psychology and my undergraduate major was also Psychology. I utilize these skills working with children who have learning disabilities, volunteering at a telephone helpline for suicidal teens and in negotiations for my educational company.

Public Speaking

Did you know that the No. 1 fear most people have is of public speaking? Death is less fearful to many people!

I aim to demystify public speaking by increasing confidence and managing anxiety.

I have been a public speaker since high school. I started conducting professional development workshops for teacher trainers at the age of 26, and have conducted over 75 teacher training workshops across India. I've spoken on regional and national stages, and know what it takes to overcome nervousness and be successful!

Reading

I have 100% success getting struggling readers to read, usually within six months. I conducted more than 10 teacher training workshops on strategies for reluctant readers. I teach reading comprehension to mainstream high school classrooms.

SAT Reading

Success on the SAT reading hinges on the speed and ability to ferret out the information hidden within the question. The student will need a foundation in using critical reading skills, test-taking strategies and an exposure to a variety of materials. I teach the foundations and add study and comprehension skills to make the process easy to understand.

Special Needs

I have a post graduate diploma in managing special needs and over ten years of experience in working with special needs students.

I have headed Learning Resource Rooms in India and Arizona, and enjoy working with both gifted and struggling students.

Writing

If you are the parent of a reluctant writer, you may have experienced anxiety, stress or helplessness. I will teach your reluctant writer to enjoy writing!

I have a Creative Writing certification, and am a published writer. I have excellent results teaching Creative Writing to elementary school students, teenagers taking their SAT and adults.

As a writing tutor for adults in a college, I work on college essays, interpret readings and help students succeed in all writing assignments.

University of Delhi, India
Psychology
Amity University, Noida, India
Master's
Arizona State University
Enrolled

Education

University of Delhi, India (Psychology)

Amity University, Noida, India (Master's)

Arizona State University (Enrolled)

Knowledgeable tutor

Vidushi was helpful to my son to improve his handwriting. I saw a vast difference immediately. I also wanted her to spend time with his study skills. She offered suggestions to improve schoolwork organization and study habits. Although we only had her for two sessions, she seemed to understand teens. It was unfortunate my son was not receptive to the help. I would highly recommend her.

— Elaine, Phoenix, AZ on 12/21/16

Hourly rate

Standard Hourly Rate: $50.00

Cancellation: 10 hours notice required

Meetings All meetings with school staff are charged on an hourly basis. Group Rates for 5 students per session is $35 per student.

Travel policy

Vidushi will travel within 10 miles of Scottsdale, AZ 85260.