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Kelly P.

Wilmington, DE

$50/hour

Kelly P...Reading, Writing, Numbers & FUN!

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$50/Hour


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Long Island University
Elementary Education
Gwynedd-Mercy College
Master's

Education

Long Island University (Elementary Education)

Gwynedd-Mercy College (Master's)

About Kelly

My love of teaching comes from a lifelong of learning! I love to teach, and NOT with worksheets! I believe there are many ways to engage a learner, as there are many learners out there. I use many modalities such as kinestitic (hands on), visual, auditory, & my favorite with games! My goal is to keep the learner challenged, not overwhelmed. Teach the skill, reinforce said skill, practice or re -teach skill if necessary (in different fashion) & have learner show you knowledge of skill in their own way through use of one of the modalities (of their choice).

In my twenty years of teaching, I have found children enjoy learning through stories. I try to make my teaching as "story like" as possible. I tend to include anecdotal "tidbits" about my family, my own children &'life in general. Students seem to become more engaged & willing to "own" the learning when it's more personal.

I hold my students highly accountable for their work as well as their time, it teaches them a lesson about responsibility. Therefore, I do have a 24 hour cancellation policy. However, emergency situations do arise & will take that into consideration. I also do make up sessions. I will usually get back to you within a 2 hour time frame, depending on circumstances.

I am flexible with time, appointments & understand scheduling issues!! I will meet at a quiet spot in your home or a public library. My goal is for my student to have a successful learning environment & session!

I look forward to hearing from you to help you achieve in your studies....
My love of teaching comes from a lifelong of learning! I love to teach, and NOT with worksheets! I believe there are many ways to engage a learner, as there are many learners out there. I use many modalities such as kinestitic (hands on), visual, auditory, & my favorite with games! My goal is to keep the learner challenged, not overwhelmed. Teach Read more

Policies
Cancellation
24 hours notice required
Travel Radius
Travels within 15 miles of Wilmington, DE 19808
In-person lessons
Math:
Elementary Math
English:
Grammar, Reading, Vocabulary
Test Preparation:
Common Core
Special Needs:
Phonics
Elementary Education:
Common Core,
Elementary (K-6th),
Elementary Math, Elementary Science, 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 passed all qualifications in my state (DE) to be considered a Highly Qualified Elementary Teacher. I have taught all subjects to mastery given that I have been teaching for 17 years in this given setting.

Elementary (K-6th)

I have been an active elementary education school teacher for 17 years. I have taught all grades k-6. I have passed all applicable tests needed in order to become a teacher. I have a Master's Degree in School & Community Counseling. My primary focus has always been in the Title I arena and feel as though I have given my all to those who are less fortunate.

Handwriting

Handwriting is a hot topic at the moment. We all need to write, don't we? Even in this age of computers, I believe we should ALL know how to write in print AND in cursive. My students cannot wait to learn cursive writing! They are so excited...why would I take all that enthusiasm about a subject and throw it away? I incorporate it into my Morning Work and my Language Arts block as a center activity. I use the D'Nelian Method workbook, which is a wonderful tool, to help them become proficient.

Phonics

I taught early education for a number of years and have seen how important phonics are in a child's development and practice to master reading. By relating sounds, to vowel patterns in words, it helps a child assimilate how & why a word sounds the way it does and is spelled the way it is. I am a strong believer in Phonics and have used the program Words Their Way.

Study Skills

As a highly qualified teacher for nearly 20 years, I have taught hundreds of students. Study skills are vital to a students performance in the classroom. I believe the number one skill a student can possess is organization! Without it, a student will flounder his way through school. Good study habits depend on being organized...from his desk to his notes. A quiet, distraction-free place to study is also a key element when it comes to a study skill I ingrain in all my students. The last one is NO procrastinating!

Long Island University
Elementary Education
Gwynedd-Mercy College
Master's

Education

Long Island University (Elementary Education)

Gwynedd-Mercy College (Master's)

Hourly rate

Standard Hourly Rate: $50.00

Cancellation: 24 hours notice required

Travel policy

Kelly will travel within 15 miles of Wilmington, DE 19808.