Let's Learn Using Your Best Learning Styles!
Let's Learn Using Your Best Learning Styles!
Hajime-mashite! Nice to meet you! My name is Anne and I have my IA K-12 music license, as well as my IN Professional Educator license. I've just added an ESL endorsement to my standard IA teaching license. Although music is my area of endorsement, I have been doing substitute teaching in many areas -- in particular, for middle school math teachers, and also for lower elementary school (K, 1, 2, 3, 4th grade) classrooms. Math is definitely an area I love - nearly as much as music! When...
Hajime-mashite! Nice to meet you! My name is Anne and I have my IA K-12 music license, as well as my IN Professional Educator license. I've just added an ESL endorsement to my standard IA teaching license. Although music is my area of endorsement, I have been doing substitute teaching in many areas -- in particular, for middle school math teachers, and also for lower elementary school (K, 1, 2, 3, 4th grade) classrooms. Math is definitely an area I love - nearly as much as music! When it comes to "getting" math, a student needs to have a teacher/tutor who will encourage them to understand the basic principles. If a math student (or a music theory student) is getting "stuck", it's generally due to the student's having never received a clear explanation of some "foundation" (i.e., "basic") step. That's it!
I'd love to help you or your student get a clear understanding of the "basics" - in math, music or music theory, Japanese, English, ESL, or another of my "favorite" subjects! Please drop me an e-mail ASAP so we can discuss the possibilities!
I began teaching in junior high, while helping some of my classmates understand English and math concepts. In college fellow music theory students were beating a path to my room, leaving notes for me with my roommates – asking when we could meet so that I could help them untangle the basics of music theory. One of my favorite-ever moments is getting to see that A-ha! look on the face of my students! That's the best!
I have worked nearly five years overseas in Japan teaching English as a Second Other Language (TESOL), and have also studied intensive Japanese at EASLI (East Asian Summer Language Institute at Indiana University, Bloomington), as well as at Indiana University, South Bend. I have over 20 credits of Japanese language courses (including 3 hours of Asian History), but have not yet pursued adding a Japanese Language teaching endorsement to my license, preferring to teaching individual students or small groups to large classroom settings. My experience also includes working a year and a half at Subaru-Isuzu Automotive as a Japanese Technical Translator/Interpreter, so in addition to a liberal arts education, a background in teaching English overseas, I have also worked in the States as a bridge between our Western culture and Japanese culture, an amazing experience!
Perhaps you or a colleague will be making a trip to Japan, whether for business or pleasure. I have also assisted Americans traveling to Japan (survival Japanese, as well as basic Japanese customs/culture) to feel better prepared for their trip. Please contact me through WyzAnt to find out how I might be able to assist you or others you know who will be traveling to Japan, and who would appreciate some advance workshops in language, culture, or both!
Teaching shouldn't be all drill-drill-drill! No, teaching is having someone who gets the subject, and who comes alongside another person so that they can get it, too! I enjoy using a variety of methods in my teaching, and have recently completed a graduate education course in Multiple Intelligences and Learning Styles. So many teachers and textbooks are geared primarily toward students who are Verbal-Linguistic learners. But what about those students whose strength is in what they see? Or what about those students who excel in reflecting on what they've just learned? Those kinds of learners represent just a few of the multiple intelligences among many, and I'm eager to see how I can come alongside you or your child in your learning, while incorporating your strongest intelligences and learning styles!
My undergraduate degree is in piano with a minor in English. My graduate degree is in Church Music (area: Composition). My hobbies include writing sacred music, gardening, nature photography, volunteering, travelling, visiting with seniors, cooking, and speaking Japanese! I have two furry friends who are helping me learn Siamese, but English is still my first language!
If you have an interest in music theory, math, Japanese, ESL, or in some aspect of English, or perhaps if you would be interested in learning more about the Bible for personal enjoyment, I'd love to come alongside you there, too!
I hope you will consider me when you select a tutor, whether for yourself or for your child. Let's see how together we can leap over old hurdles, giving you the joy of success and clear understanding!
Lesson cancellations LESS THAN 24 hours before a regularly scheduled lesson, and "no-shows" (students not in attendance at a regularly scheduled lesson) will be billed at 50% the hourly rate.
I only cancel due to severe weather (i. e., icy road conditions, heavy snow, etc.), or by pre-arranged agreement. If a student cannot make the tutoring session agreed upon, a 24-hour notice is required, or the cancellation fee (50%) will be charged, unless there are extenuating circumstances. Once a tutoring session has been set up (whether on a weekly basis, or another set time), you/your student are expected to be at the session, regardless of the local school calendar.
There have been several occasions when students have not shown up, and with no explanation or request to be absent, and with no 24-hour notice. I take each tutoring session seriously, and I invest quality time to prepare for each tutoring session; I expect the same of each of my students.
Change Request Policy
It is certainly understandable that students and their families have unexpected plans that come up from time to time. Here is my change request policy:
If a change request is received 72 hours or greater (72 hours +) IN ADVANCE of the stated absence, a make-up lesson time will be scheduled.
If a change request is received LESS THAN 72 hours in advance, students will be billed at 50% the hourly rate for the missed hours of lesson time.
Sincere interest in the student
I could not have been more pleased with the tutoring my daughter received from Anne. Anne is a caring educator who strives to know her students in order to make lessons relevant and interesting for them. Anne is dependable, creative, thoughtful, flexible and provides excellent, detailed feedback for each lesson. My daughter wasn't thrilled with the idea of seeing a tutor over the summer, but she never once complained and even said her confidence has improved in math and she felt the sessions were helpful.Eleena, 7 lessons with Anne
Knowledgeable and geared sessions to my child's current level of learning
Miss R is a wonderful tutor. I have seen great progress in my daughter's reading since she has started receiving instruction from Miss R. As a concerned parent, it is nice to see your child look forward to receiving extra help and to see her confidence grow. In our case, my daughter looks forward to her tutoring sessions and her confidence in her ability to read has soared. Miss R provides worksheets and suggestions for at home study which is of great value for a parent who wants to assist in the learning process. Miss R has always been prepared for our sessions. It has been a pleasure to work with Miss R and I look forward to seeing continued improvement with my child's reading.D, 6 lessons with Anne
Anne is a really nice teacher. My son is enjoying taking lessons from her. She is never in a rush and always spends extra time to make sure he is learning well.Deepti, 9 lessons with Anne
Perfect for us!
Anne is a perfect fit for our family! Our son needed help with reading comprehension, writing, and study skills. Using his specific strengths and likes, she relates any topic to him in a manner that will be intriguing and understandable. After every lesson he tells us about something new he has learned and is EXCITED to finish his "homework" assignments. She simply makes learning fun and keeps him wanting more - all in a small amount of time. Miss Anne is simply amazing!Courtney, 10 lessons with Anne
I was so fortunate to find a tutor like Miss Anne for my little daughter. Even though my daughter is only 2 1/2 years old and does not understand English much, Anne has been concerned about my daughter and her ESL sessions a lot. Unfortunately my daughter did not fully pay attention what Anne said past 2 sessions, my daughter has been a little stubborn. I am so sorry about that. But I appreciate how patient she is and tries different things to get and find my little girl's interests! If my daughter gets used to Anne, the session will be a lot better for sure. I would like to try another session next week as well. I will work with her at home, too. Hopefully she gets better next time!Lisa, 17 lessons with Anne
GREAT TUTOR !!! TOTALLY RECOMMENDED !!!
I recommend Anne for any person who wants to learn good english, who wants a teacher with patience, who wants someone that could read above and beyond of what you need technically! Anne is a very special teacher, totally recommended. She is so proactive and makes every single class interesting and different!Alicia, 47 lessons with Anne
Anne has been our math tutor for our 14 year old daughter this summer, and we feel very blessed to have selected such an outstanding person and tutor. Anne has helped our daughter feel more confident in her math abilities, and has engaged our daughter through her teaching techniques, which are not always available in her regular math classroom. The one on one attention, has been an excellent way for our daughter to not only grasp the concepts, but has provided a forum where she feels comfortable asking questions. Anne has done so well with our daughter this summer, that we have asked her to stay on as our daughter's tutor during the school year. We are certain this will be a benefit for her by keeping her interest and focus on math. I absolutely appreciate the very detailed and enthusiastic summary that Anne provides us via e-mail concerning her tutoring sessions with our daughter,and are immediately available to access. Anne is very talented and it is apparent that she enjoys working with students. I know it has been a great reward for her when our daughter has reached that " Ah HA " moment. Her patience is contagious and encouraging as well!Julie, 68 lessons with AnneTutor responded:
"Wyzant's Best-Kept Secret!" It has been a pleasure working with this young lady this summer! Because Julie's daughter has a variety of interests (reading, music, animals, and nature, among other things), and because we share those interests, these interests present multiple additional ways to connect with this student during the tutoring process. Tutoring a student whose parents encourage and value diligence and focus is a privilege. Furthermore, Julie and her husband are willing to invest their own time and energy to discuss and to review the day's math, multiplying my own efforts as a tutor exponentially! I am looking forward to continuing my work with this student in this new school year, and am deeply grateful for parents of this caliber. Parents like Julie are Wyzant's best-kept secret!