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Allison B.

San Francisco, CA

$70/hour

First Grade Teacher, Masters and Certified, K-2 Tutor

$70/Hour


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Trinity College
American studies
Columbia University
Master's

Education

Trinity College (American studies)

Columbia University (Master's)

About Allison

My love of teaching comes from a lifelong love of learning and working with children. I am a First Grade Lead Teacher at an independent school in Pacific Heights. I received my Masters in Teaching and Curriculum from Columbia University Teachers College and have my elementary school certification. My passion and experience teaching a diverse population of elementary school students combined with my collaborative spirit and strong work ethic make me an excellent tutor for elementary aged children.

Knowing my students both academically and socially, I am able to hold them to high standards, constructing differentiated lessons that enable students to showcase their personal strengths and rectify their weaknesses. In order to engage students in the curricula, I plan common-core aligned lessons that utilize active participation strategies, rigorous questioning, interdisciplinary learning and exploration. Specifically, I create differentiated reading instruction through balanced literacy to ensure each child reaches his or her potential. I assess students in reading and use their running records to analyze and create a four-week cycle of reading instruction based on their specific needs in decoding, fluency, and/or comprehension. While implementing my reading instructional plan, I track students’ individual goals and provide struggling students with additional support and modifications. My strong focus on differentiating instruction has helped me understand how to push each student to reach his or her potential in all areas.

My love of reading and passion for teaching reading makes me a great english tutor! I love teaching students how to read and working to improve their decoding, fluency and comprehension. After giving my students a pre-assessment (reading running record from Teachers College), I analyze and create a targeted direct instructional plan specifically tailored to their needs and areas of growth.

I have 4 years of elementary teaching experience paired with a Masters from Teachers College, Columbia University and my certification. I am a passionate, hardworking, and experience teacher that would love to work one-on-one with students to help them achieve their potential. I love teaching students and watching them learn and grow!

I have 4 years of experience teaching first grade and have used a variety of phonics programs and lessons including Teachers College Reading and Writing Project curriculum, Fundations by Wilson and UChicago Step programs. I have helped all of my students improve their phonemic awareness and be able to grow in reading, writing, spelling and grammar! I love teaching phonics!

I look forward to hearing from you and working with your child!
My love of teaching comes from a lifelong love of learning and working with children. I am a First Grade Lead Teacher at an independent school in Pacific Heights. I received my Masters in Teaching and Curriculum from Columbia University Teachers College and have my elementary school certification. My passion and experience teaching a diverse Read more

Policies
Cancellation
6 hours notice required
Travel Radius
Travels within 5 miles of San Francisco, CA 94109
Math:
Elementary Math
English:
Grammar, Reading, Vocabulary
Test Preparation:
Common Core
Special Needs:
Phonics
Elementary Education:
Common Core,
Elementary (K-6th),
Elementary Math, Grammar, Handwriting,
Phonics,
Reading, Spelling, Study Skills,
Vocabulary

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.

Common Core

I have planned and written curriculum for all grades k-6 that are aligned to the common core. I have a lot of practice analyzing and implementing the common core curriculum from Teachers College and my teaching experiences.

Elementary (K-6th)

I received my Masters in Teaching and Curriculum from Columbia University Teachers College and have my elementary school certification. My passion and experience teaching a diverse population of elementary school students combined with my collaborative spirit and strong work ethic make me an excellent tutor.

Handwriting

I have taught handwriting in my classroom successfully for three years. The specific handwriting programs I've used are "Handwriting without tears" and Zaner-Bloser's Handwriting books entitled "Handwriting" for grade 1.

Phonics

I have 4 years of experience teaching first grade and have used a variety of phonics programs and lessons including Teachers College Reading and Writing Project curriculum, Fundations by Wilson and UChicago Step programs. I have helped all of my students improve their phonemic awareness and be able to grow in reading, writing, spelling and grammar! I love teaching phonics!

Study Skills

I have taught study skills in first grade and fifth grade in reference to state tests and classroom assessments. I also many personal experience regarding study skills including studying for state tests, SATS, graduate school tests and college tests. I have been an honors student in high school, college, and graduate school.

Trinity College
American studies
Columbia University
Master's

Education

Trinity College (American studies)

Columbia University (Master's)

Hourly rate

Standard Hourly Rate: $70.00

Cancellation: 6 hours notice required

Travel policy

Allison will travel within 5 miles of San Francisco, CA 94109.