Nurturing a love of learning is my life's work and my passion. I am a certified, masters level, tenured teacher with 15 years of experience, and three certifications with a lot of compassion, creativity, and heart. I have been a specialist as well as taught or cotaught in the classroom. In working at a variety of levels over this time, I have experienced the joy of helping a student learn the building blocks of reading and writing with systematic, multisensory, evidence based, and...
Nurturing a love of learning is my life's work and my passion. I am a certified, masters level, tenured teacher with 15 years of experience, and three certifications with a lot of compassion, creativity, and heart. I have been a specialist as well as taught or cotaught in the classroom. In working at a variety of levels over this time, I have experienced the joy of helping a student learn the building blocks of reading and writing with systematic, multisensory, evidence based, and specialized instruction, as well as helping a student connect to what they are writing about and express their knowledge in their own unique voice. I have seen a student develop understanding of numeracy as well as helped students with algebra. Science and Social Sciences are some of my favorite areas to teach and tutor in because they integrate all of the basics and give them context. Seeing students make connections to their world is rewarding for both the student and I.
I individualize our time to each of my students' unique learning profiles, interests, and goals. The flow and cadence of my sessions include a brief activation of prior knowledge, an interactive mini-lesson, followed by guided and independent practice. Sessions end with a brief review and reflection. I have many resources that are evidence based, standards aligned, and incorporate FUN and ENGAGEMENT into learning. There is often a lot of laughter during sessions with me.
My education degree addressed general education and special education, which allowed me to explore evidence-based methods of assisting students with a range of learning profiles. Some of my students need modifications and direct, systemic instruction, and others need enrichment and challenge. My masters furthered my understanding of language and literacy skills and instruction as well as its impact in learning across subject matter. I tutor all subjects, and have worked across all grade levels.
I look forward to hearing from you about how we can best collaborate towards your student's learning!
Overqualified for the job! ; )
Amanda has put so much time and preparation into learning about my 9 year-old son who has executive functioning and speech/language challenges. She read and thoroughly reviewed his evaluation and recommendations from his various therapists, and touched base with me regularly. And that was before the first session! I feel like I hit the jackpot with Amanda. She is a true godsend.sarah, 17 lessons with Amanda
Knowledgeable tutor with great ideas
Amanda has had a significant impact on my daughter for the past several months that they have been working together. She really seems to understand and get to the core of the issue or "learning block" and has different ways to approach learning each concept. She is also very good at articulating her process to my husband and I. It also helps that my daughter looks forward to her sessions since Amanda is so nice and approachable.Suzanne, 27 lessons with AmandaTutor responded:
Thank you so much for your kind words Suzanne. I really enjoy working with your daughter and finding new (and fun!) ways to help her grow her skills. It is a pleasure to work with students and families that are so engaged and invested in the process!