National College of Education
I am a former elementary school teacher who spent four years with my own 6th grade classroom, eight years as the storytime reader at a children's bookstore, and seven years as a pre-K - 8th librarian and reading enrichment resource teacher in an underprivileged school. I also have been tutoring on and off for 20 years. I have many years of experience working with students on a one-on-one basis, as well as in small and large groups. I am patient and kind, have a great sense of humor (so I am told!), and will employ different methods to help your child achieve success, based on his/her learning style. I use the same leveled guided reading books that many school districts use to improve reading skills and fluency. I also create my own literature-based units, which are easily adaptable for use in enrichment as well as in skill development. Your child's needs always come first, no matter what! I am available during the day as well, for homeschool enrichment.
I am eager to start working with your child! I am a former elementary school teacher who spent four years with my own 6th grade classroom, eight years as the storytime reader at a children's bookstore, and seven years as a pre-K - 8th librarian and reading enrichment resource teacher in an underprivileged school. I also have been tutoring on and off for 20 years. I have many years of
Carrie, was very pleasant and professional. We felt very comfortable and she came very well prepared with materials to test my son and see whether would need help. Overall I was very pleased with the first impression.
Carrie was fast to respond, and we quickly set up a time to meet for our initial interview. Based on our initial discussion, she did great legwork and prep for our 1st lesson. My daughter has been happy with her help with Language Arts and test preparation assistance.
She has been helpful in sharing information about books my daughter may find interesting, which something she needs terribly! Carrie is a book nut and well informed on award winning authors and titles. Overall you will find she's well prepared, prompt, and friendly.
My son had such a great experience with Carrie tutoring him last summer, he never complained about his lesson plan and he looked forward to coming to our house. Carrie really made her time with our son fun along with learning. Would definitely hire her again.
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I am certified in Elementary Education (Type 03/K-9th) and taught 6th grade (self-contained). I was also a substitute teacher of all subjects/all grades, and am currently a librarian at a pre-K through 8th grade school.
I taught 6th grade (self-contained); was a math teacher for team. I have several years' experience tutoring math through grade 9.
I taught English as 6th grade teacher; I have several years' experience tutoring English and other subjects.
My best subject! Based on past experience/results, I am confident that I will teach grammar concepts to your child in a clear, easily understandable manner.
In addition to being a former classroom teacher, I worked part-time in a children's bookstore for several years. I also worked as a school librarian for eight years, and have vast knowledge of children's/young adult literature.
On a voluntary basis, I pulled lowest 2nd grade reading group for extra help in reading/vocab/phonics during 2011-2012 school year. During my time as a librarian, phonics skills were touched upon during library time, by reading/discussing word families in books (pre-K, K, 1, and 2).
As it goes hand-in-hand with grammar, this is also my best subject! I am very detail-oriented, and not only do I focus on mechanics, but also structure and form. I will guide students in making their paper MAKE SENSE.
As a librarian, I used to read to students pre-K through 8th grade. I also engaged them in oral question-and-answer sessions, testing for comprehension, cause/effect, theme, as well as other literary concepts.
One of my best subjects! As a tutor, I have certain tactics I use to get students to quickly learn how to spell words correctly, study for spelling tests, and RETAIN the spelling of the words.
As a librarian, I have received groups of students (mostly gr 5-8) to work on study skills/study for tests. As a volunteer tutor at an underprivileged school (2008-2010), study skills were focused on often.
One of my best subjects! I love words, the origins of their roots, and what they mean. Having a more vast vocabulary enhances both oral and written experiences. Simply put, students understand concepts more easily when they have an extensive vocabulary to back them up.
One of my best subjects! In college, I used to take writing courses just for fun. I have extensive experience as a writing tutor.