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Lesley University, Cambridge, MA (Enrolled)
Math and science get a bad rap a lot of the time - they're too boring, too hard, or unnecessary for life! My goal as a tutor is to help students engage in meaningful, interesting, and real-life problems while building core skills. To that end, I work with my students to determine their needs and the challenges they are currently facing and together we create a tutoring plan. My approach is very hands on with a focus on understanding the concepts rather than memorizing facts and formulas. Most importantly, I believe learning should be FUN!
I most recently taught middle school math and study skills at a school which serves students with language-based learning disorders. I also have experience teaching algebra, algebra II, Earth science, and biology, as well as working with students who have difficulty with attention, executive functioning, and anxiety.
I hold a B.A. in psychology and a M.Ed in special education, moderate needs, and would love to talk further about my qualifications and your needs. Math and science get a bad rap a lot of the time - they're too boring, too hard, or unnecessary for life! My goal as a tutor is to help students engage in meaningful, interesting, and real-life problems while building core skills. To that
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I have worked in a special education school for the past 6 years. Many of my students are diagnosed with ADD/ADHD, and many more have attentional difficulties without the diagnosis. I am very knowledgeable in many strategies for learning for students with attentional difficulties, as well as executive functioning strategies (since many students with ADD/ADHD struggle with that as well.)
I spent a year working in early literacy intervention programs in Boston schools, in addition to three years as an early literacy tutor in after school programs in New Orleans. Elementary school is when students learn the building blocks of more advanced subject matter, as well as begin learning strategies to aid them in successful school careers throughout their life. I can assist your student in learning these skills, while making learning fun!
I have 5+ years of experience working in a moderate special needs classroom, grades 6-12. I can help students access core content by utilizing many different study strategies, as well as provide assistance with the organization of materials, assignments, and information. Additionally, I am a current student at Lesley University in their Moderate Special Needs Masters program, so I am always learning new strategies and techniques to try.
I have taught 1-2 sections of study skills at a special education school for the past 2.5 years (middle and high level). Topics taught include: structuring essays, test prep, note taking, organizational strategies, reviewing material for exams, and comprehension and memorization strategies.
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