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Bio

I have a masters in special education from Boston University and have been tutoring a variety of subjects to students of all ages for 25 years. My masters degree gives me knowledge of many learning styles and learning disabilities. My masters thesis research focused on ESL students and reading disorders.

I try to tailor each tutoring session to the individual student and have in the past created courses and home school curricula. I am also a level 1 certified Wilson tutor and am developing...

I have a masters in special education from Boston University and have been tutoring a variety of subjects to students of all ages for 25 years. My masters degree gives me knowledge of many learning styles and learning disabilities. My masters thesis research focused on ESL students and reading disorders.

I try to tailor each tutoring session to the individual student and have in the past created courses and home school curricula. I am also a level 1 certified Wilson tutor and am developing a specialty in teaching reading


Education

Wellesley College
Spanish
Boston University - School of Education
Masters

Policies

  • Hourly rate: $40
  • Tutor’s lessons: In-person and online
  • Travel policy: Within 20 miles of Framingham, MA 01701
  • Lesson cancellation: 24 hours notice required
  • Background check passed on 2/7/2012

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Subjects

Business

GRE

GRE

I have been preparing students for the GRE for the last 10 years as a private tutor. As a result, I am thoroughly familiar with the material covered on the test. I have developed a wide variety of test-taking strategies that effectively boost student scores. As a professional educator with a Masters Degree in Education, with classroom experience in the public school system, I have hands on experience with a wide range of methodologies for teaching math and tailoring instruction to students with unique needs and challenges. I specialize in working with special needs students.

Corporate Training

ESL/ESOL,

ESL/ESOL

ESOL/ESL students have been a large part of my 25 years of teaching and tutoring experience. I volunteered, student taught and later taught at the Red Oak After School Program, a program in Boston that provides homework help and English classes to Cantonese speaking students. I also spent one of my college summers teaching individualized English classes to Mass General Hospital employees from a variety of cultural and linguistic backgrounds. Much of my Masters coursework and research has also focused on ESL students. I took classes in second language acquisition and bilingual education. My research projects focused on assessing language based learning disabilities in students for whom English is a second language. I really enjoy working with ESL students and think that my wide range of experiences gives me the ability to work well with this group of students.
Proofreading,

Proofreading

My two specialties are in working with students who are dyslexic and those who speak English as a second language. For both these groups of students, spelling and grammar issues are major considerations. Although these students must be taught differently, the need to focus on these areas with students, makes me aware of the types of errors common in proofreading. Thus. I have expertise not only in correcting these errors, but also explaining them.
Spanish,

Spanish

I majored in Spanish at Wellesley College with a minor in Education. I studied Spanish literature from medieval Spain and modern texts from a variety of countries in Latin America. I also took a graduate course in Don Quixote. I have also done occasional in-person translation and campus tours for Spanish speaking visitors.
Grammar

Elementary Education

Elementary (K-6th),

Elementary (K-6th)

I have been tutoring elementary school students for 25 years and am thus very familiar with all aspects of the elementary curriculum. As a certified special educator I am also familiar with program like Touchmath which are designed to help struggling students. My graduate research focused on the teaching of reading, so I also very familiar with programs like Foundations. As a long time employee of the Museum of Science in Boston, I have taught many hands on science workshops and courses for students in grades k-6. I really enjoy working with this group of children and as someone who has developed a wide variety of curriculum materials for classes and home-school situations I believe I have a great deal to offer.
Elementary Math,

Elementary Math

I have been tutoring elementary subjects for over 25 years. I have had extensive hands on experience teaching math and science through the Museum of Science in Boston. I am also trained in the use of Touchmath, a remedial math program for elementary students.
Elementary Science,

Elementary Science

I taught Elementary Science classes at the Museum of Science in Boston Massachusetts for 5 years. The museum focused on teaching hands on experience activities in the areas of, animal biology, flight and physics. I developed some of the curriculum activities. I have also developed curriculum for home schooled science students.
Handwriting,

Handwriting

Having worked with students who have a variety of learning disabilities, I have extensive experience teaching not only letter recognition in the reading context, but handwriting as a step toward letter recognition and spelling. I have worked with a number of remedial handwriting programs, including, Handwriting Without Tears and Fundations, a Wilson Program component.
Homeschool,

Homeschool

As a private professional tutor with a Masters Degree from Boston University, I have been working with home-schooled students for more than 20 years. My experience includes working with those out of school for medical reasons as well as those outside the mainstream system by choice. I have extensive experience working with this population, particularly with those students that have learning disabilities that make instruction in the traditional school setting difficult or even impossible. I have worked with a variety of remedial curricula including, Touch Math, Wilson Language, and Lindamood-Bell programs. I have also designed my own materials on a variety of subjects, including nutrition and astronomy.
Phonics,

Phonics

As a teacher of students with language based learning disabilities, I am very familiar with phonics and several phonics based approached to reading. I am level 1 certified in the Wilson Language Training Program. I am also very familiar with the general elementary school phonics curriculum.
Reading,

Reading

I have extensive experience teaching reading to both children and adults. I am a Level 1 certified Wilson Language training tutor and have done graduate level research on dyslexia and the teaching of reading. I am also familiar with various Lindamood-Bell programs.
Study Skills,

Study Skills

As a certified special education teacher, I am familiar with a wide variety of study skills and techniques that can assist students with a variety of learning styles. Teaching study skill is an integral part of every lesson I teach. Strong study skills training is valuable for all students and is an important part of the learning process. Some common techniques I use include, graphic organizers, various note taking techniques, and the use of memorization games and activities to improve knowledge acquisition and retention through activation of multiple pathways in the brain.
Vocabulary,

Vocabulary

Vocabulary is one of the most important components of learning to read. As a specialist in working with dyslexic students, I have extensive experience in teaching vocabulary through a variety of techniques and strategies. Recently, I have also developed a proprietary vocabulary study program for several of my students that has proven to be quite successful.
Grammar

English

English,

English

The early part of my teaching career focused on teaching English to students of all ages, from a variety of language backgrounds. Over the years I have used a myriad of writing and editing techniques, including, several different types of note-taking methodologies and strategies designed to improve written expression.
ESL/ESOL,

ESL/ESOL

ESOL/ESL students have been a large part of my 25 years of teaching and tutoring experience. I volunteered, student taught and later taught at the Red Oak After School Program, a program in Boston that provides homework help and English classes to Cantonese speaking students. I also spent one of my college summers teaching individualized English classes to Mass General Hospital employees from a variety of cultural and linguistic backgrounds. Much of my Masters coursework and research has also focused on ESL students. I took classes in second language acquisition and bilingual education. My research projects focused on assessing language based learning disabilities in students for whom English is a second language. I really enjoy working with ESL students and think that my wide range of experiences gives me the ability to work well with this group of students.
Proofreading,

Proofreading

My two specialties are in working with students who are dyslexic and those who speak English as a second language. For both these groups of students, spelling and grammar issues are major considerations. Although these students must be taught differently, the need to focus on these areas with students, makes me aware of the types of errors common in proofreading. Thus. I have expertise not only in correcting these errors, but also explaining them.
Reading,

Reading

I have extensive experience teaching reading to both children and adults. I am a Level 1 certified Wilson Language training tutor and have done graduate level research on dyslexia and the teaching of reading. I am also familiar with various Lindamood-Bell programs.
SAT Reading,

SAT Reading

I have been helping students prepare for the SAT for over 25 years. I am familiar with all aspects of the test, as well as how it has changed over time. I have also developed proven strategies that improve scores for students for whom standard test taking techniques may be less effective. In the reading sections I also spend some time on vocabulary building techniques that are useful during and beyond the test.
SAT Writing,

SAT Writing

I have been preparing students for the SAT for over 15 years. I have a Masters Degree in Education and devoted a significant amount of graduate study to the teaching of English Language Learners. These courses are instrumental in providing background knowledge for the skills necessary in writing an essay for a standardized test like the SAT. They also provide a solid foundation and techniques for teaching some of the grammar and writing skills tested on the SAT.
TOEFL,

TOEFL

I have worked with students of all ages for whom English is a second language for 20 years. I am also very familiar with the techniques for success on standardized testing and with the TOEFL. I have developed some of my own preparation strategies and can tailor my instruction to individual students. Although I enjoy working with students from many backgrounds I have extensive experience with Latina and Asian students.
Vocabulary,

Vocabulary

Vocabulary is one of the most important components of learning to read. As a specialist in working with dyslexic students, I have extensive experience in teaching vocabulary through a variety of techniques and strategies. Recently, I have also developed a proprietary vocabulary study program for several of my students that has proven to be quite successful.
Writing,

Writing

In my over 20 years of teaching and tutoring experience, I have worked with students with language based learning disabilities as well as those from a variety of linguistic and cultural backgrounds. I am also versed in a number of note taking and outlining techniques including programs such as Empower that many students find helpful. While some of these areas may seem less relevant to working with high school college level English students, these assignments provide a wealth of experience in editing techniques that can be employed to assist all students in completing the types of papers and writing assignments common in English coursework.
Grammar

Homeschool

Algebra 1,

Algebra 1

I have tutored Algebra for over 25 years to students with a variety of learning issues and styles. Over the years, I have become familiar with a variety of teaching methods. I have the ability to explain algebra by making connections with other types of math in ways that many students find helpful.
Algebra 2,

Algebra 2

I have been tutoring all types of math for over 25 years. I have taught algebra 2 both as part of SAT prep and a supplement to classroom work. I have even designed advanced math instruction for students with learning disabilities. I have access to a variety of specialized materials and am able to design uniquely individualized lesson plans.
Elementary (K-6th),

Elementary (K-6th)

I have been tutoring elementary school students for 25 years and am thus very familiar with all aspects of the elementary curriculum. As a certified special educator I am also familiar with program like Touchmath which are designed to help struggling students. My graduate research focused on the teaching of reading, so I also very familiar with programs like Foundations. As a long time employee of the Museum of Science in Boston, I have taught many hands on science workshops and courses for students in grades k-6. I really enjoy working with this group of children and as someone who has developed a wide variety of curriculum materials for classes and home-school situations I believe I have a great deal to offer.
English,

English

The early part of my teaching career focused on teaching English to students of all ages, from a variety of language backgrounds. Over the years I have used a myriad of writing and editing techniques, including, several different types of note-taking methodologies and strategies designed to improve written expression.
ESL/ESOL,

ESL/ESOL

ESOL/ESL students have been a large part of my 25 years of teaching and tutoring experience. I volunteered, student taught and later taught at the Red Oak After School Program, a program in Boston that provides homework help and English classes to Cantonese speaking students. I also spent one of my college summers teaching individualized English classes to Mass General Hospital employees from a variety of cultural and linguistic backgrounds. Much of my Masters coursework and research has also focused on ESL students. I took classes in second language acquisition and bilingual education. My research projects focused on assessing language based learning disabilities in students for whom English is a second language. I really enjoy working with ESL students and think that my wide range of experiences gives me the ability to work well with this group of students.
Geometry,

Geometry

As part of my student teaching experience, I designed a geometry and measurement unit for use with ninth graders. Over the past 20 years of my teaching career, I have taught a great deal of geometry as part of preparing students for standardized tests such as the SAT where these concepts play an important role.
Handwriting,

Handwriting

Having worked with students who have a variety of learning disabilities, I have extensive experience teaching not only letter recognition in the reading context, but handwriting as a step toward letter recognition and spelling. I have worked with a number of remedial handwriting programs, including, Handwriting Without Tears and Fundations, a Wilson Program component.
Prealgebra,

Prealgebra

As a Certified Special Education teacher, math is one of the areas to which I devote a majority of tutoring practice. Many special needs students struggle with prealgebra skills. I have developed extensive strategies and techniques for teaching these skills to students across a broad range of ability. Over the past 10 years I have used several remedial math programs including, but not limited to, Touch Math, Ten Marks and Cloud Nine.
Reading,

Reading

I have extensive experience teaching reading to both children and adults. I am a Level 1 certified Wilson Language training tutor and have done graduate level research on dyslexia and the teaching of reading. I am also familiar with various Lindamood-Bell programs.
SAT Math,

SAT Math

I have been preparing students for the SAT for the last 15 years as a private tutor. As a result, I am thoroughly familiar with the material covered on the test. I have developed a wide variety of test-taking strategies that effectively boost student scores. As a professional educator with a Masters Degree in Education, with classroom experience in the public school system, I have hands on experience with a wide range of methodologies for teaching math and tailoring instruction to students with unique needs and challenges. I specialize in working with special needs students.
SAT Reading,

SAT Reading

I have been helping students prepare for the SAT for over 25 years. I am familiar with all aspects of the test, as well as how it has changed over time. I have also developed proven strategies that improve scores for students for whom standard test taking techniques may be less effective. In the reading sections I also spend some time on vocabulary building techniques that are useful during and beyond the test.
Spanish,

Spanish

I majored in Spanish at Wellesley College with a minor in Education. I studied Spanish literature from medieval Spain and modern texts from a variety of countries in Latin America. I also took a graduate course in Don Quixote. I have also done occasional in-person translation and campus tours for Spanish speaking visitors.
Study Skills,

Study Skills

As a certified special education teacher, I am familiar with a wide variety of study skills and techniques that can assist students with a variety of learning styles. Teaching study skill is an integral part of every lesson I teach. Strong study skills training is valuable for all students and is an important part of the learning process. Some common techniques I use include, graphic organizers, various note taking techniques, and the use of memorization games and activities to improve knowledge acquisition and retention through activation of multiple pathways in the brain.
Writing

Writing

In my over 20 years of teaching and tutoring experience, I have worked with students with language based learning disabilities as well as those from a variety of linguistic and cultural backgrounds. I am also versed in a number of note taking and outlining techniques including programs such as Empower that many students find helpful. While some of these areas may seem less relevant to working with high school college level English students, these assignments provide a wealth of experience in editing techniques that can be employed to assist all students in completing the types of papers and writing assignments common in English coursework.

Language

ESL/ESOL,

ESL/ESOL

ESOL/ESL students have been a large part of my 25 years of teaching and tutoring experience. I volunteered, student taught and later taught at the Red Oak After School Program, a program in Boston that provides homework help and English classes to Cantonese speaking students. I also spent one of my college summers teaching individualized English classes to Mass General Hospital employees from a variety of cultural and linguistic backgrounds. Much of my Masters coursework and research has also focused on ESL students. I took classes in second language acquisition and bilingual education. My research projects focused on assessing language based learning disabilities in students for whom English is a second language. I really enjoy working with ESL students and think that my wide range of experiences gives me the ability to work well with this group of students.
Spanish,

Spanish

I majored in Spanish at Wellesley College with a minor in Education. I studied Spanish literature from medieval Spain and modern texts from a variety of countries in Latin America. I also took a graduate course in Don Quixote. I have also done occasional in-person translation and campus tours for Spanish speaking visitors.
TOEFL

TOEFL

I have worked with students of all ages for whom English is a second language for 20 years. I am also very familiar with the techniques for success on standardized testing and with the TOEFL. I have developed some of my own preparation strategies and can tailor my instruction to individual students. Although I enjoy working with students from many backgrounds I have extensive experience with Latina and Asian students.

Math

Algebra 1,

Algebra 1

I have tutored Algebra for over 25 years to students with a variety of learning issues and styles. Over the years, I have become familiar with a variety of teaching methods. I have the ability to explain algebra by making connections with other types of math in ways that many students find helpful.
Algebra 2,

Algebra 2

I have been tutoring all types of math for over 25 years. I have taught algebra 2 both as part of SAT prep and a supplement to classroom work. I have even designed advanced math instruction for students with learning disabilities. I have access to a variety of specialized materials and am able to design uniquely individualized lesson plans.
Geometry,

Geometry

As part of my student teaching experience, I designed a geometry and measurement unit for use with ninth graders. Over the past 20 years of my teaching career, I have taught a great deal of geometry as part of preparing students for standardized tests such as the SAT where these concepts play an important role.
Prealgebra,

Prealgebra

As a Certified Special Education teacher, math is one of the areas to which I devote a majority of tutoring practice. Many special needs students struggle with prealgebra skills. I have developed extensive strategies and techniques for teaching these skills to students across a broad range of ability. Over the past 10 years I have used several remedial math programs including, but not limited to, Touch Math, Ten Marks and Cloud Nine.
SAT Math,

SAT Math

I have been preparing students for the SAT for the last 15 years as a private tutor. As a result, I am thoroughly familiar with the material covered on the test. I have developed a wide variety of test-taking strategies that effectively boost student scores. As a professional educator with a Masters Degree in Education, with classroom experience in the public school system, I have hands on experience with a wide range of methodologies for teaching math and tailoring instruction to students with unique needs and challenges. I specialize in working with special needs students.
Trigonometry

Trigonometry

I have tutored Algebra and Trigonometry for over 25 years to students with a variety of learning issues and styles. Over the years, I have become familiar with a variety of teaching methods. I have the ability to explain algebra by making connections with other types of math in ways that many students find helpful. I also us numerous problems and examples so that students can see the many applications of mathematics,

Most Popular

Algebra 1,

Algebra 1

I have tutored Algebra for over 25 years to students with a variety of learning issues and styles. Over the years, I have become familiar with a variety of teaching methods. I have the ability to explain algebra by making connections with other types of math in ways that many students find helpful.
Algebra 2,

Algebra 2

I have been tutoring all types of math for over 25 years. I have taught algebra 2 both as part of SAT prep and a supplement to classroom work. I have even designed advanced math instruction for students with learning disabilities. I have access to a variety of specialized materials and am able to design uniquely individualized lesson plans.
Elementary (K-6th),

Elementary (K-6th)

I have been tutoring elementary school students for 25 years and am thus very familiar with all aspects of the elementary curriculum. As a certified special educator I am also familiar with program like Touchmath which are designed to help struggling students. My graduate research focused on the teaching of reading, so I also very familiar with programs like Foundations. As a long time employee of the Museum of Science in Boston, I have taught many hands on science workshops and courses for students in grades k-6. I really enjoy working with this group of children and as someone who has developed a wide variety of curriculum materials for classes and home-school situations I believe I have a great deal to offer.
English,

English

The early part of my teaching career focused on teaching English to students of all ages, from a variety of language backgrounds. Over the years I have used a myriad of writing and editing techniques, including, several different types of note-taking methodologies and strategies designed to improve written expression.
ESL/ESOL,

ESL/ESOL

ESOL/ESL students have been a large part of my 25 years of teaching and tutoring experience. I volunteered, student taught and later taught at the Red Oak After School Program, a program in Boston that provides homework help and English classes to Cantonese speaking students. I also spent one of my college summers teaching individualized English classes to Mass General Hospital employees from a variety of cultural and linguistic backgrounds. Much of my Masters coursework and research has also focused on ESL students. I took classes in second language acquisition and bilingual education. My research projects focused on assessing language based learning disabilities in students for whom English is a second language. I really enjoy working with ESL students and think that my wide range of experiences gives me the ability to work well with this group of students.
Geometry,

Geometry

As part of my student teaching experience, I designed a geometry and measurement unit for use with ninth graders. Over the past 20 years of my teaching career, I have taught a great deal of geometry as part of preparing students for standardized tests such as the SAT where these concepts play an important role.
Prealgebra,

Prealgebra

As a Certified Special Education teacher, math is one of the areas to which I devote a majority of tutoring practice. Many special needs students struggle with prealgebra skills. I have developed extensive strategies and techniques for teaching these skills to students across a broad range of ability. Over the past 10 years I have used several remedial math programs including, but not limited to, Touch Math, Ten Marks and Cloud Nine.
Reading,

Reading

I have extensive experience teaching reading to both children and adults. I am a Level 1 certified Wilson Language training tutor and have done graduate level research on dyslexia and the teaching of reading. I am also familiar with various Lindamood-Bell programs.
Spanish,

Spanish

I majored in Spanish at Wellesley College with a minor in Education. I studied Spanish literature from medieval Spain and modern texts from a variety of countries in Latin America. I also took a graduate course in Don Quixote. I have also done occasional in-person translation and campus tours for Spanish speaking visitors.
Study Skills,

Study Skills

As a certified special education teacher, I am familiar with a wide variety of study skills and techniques that can assist students with a variety of learning styles. Teaching study skill is an integral part of every lesson I teach. Strong study skills training is valuable for all students and is an important part of the learning process. Some common techniques I use include, graphic organizers, various note taking techniques, and the use of memorization games and activities to improve knowledge acquisition and retention through activation of multiple pathways in the brain.
Writing

Writing

In my over 20 years of teaching and tutoring experience, I have worked with students with language based learning disabilities as well as those from a variety of linguistic and cultural backgrounds. I am also versed in a number of note taking and outlining techniques including programs such as Empower that many students find helpful. While some of these areas may seem less relevant to working with high school college level English students, these assignments provide a wealth of experience in editing techniques that can be employed to assist all students in completing the types of papers and writing assignments common in English coursework.

Other

ESL/ESOL,

ESL/ESOL

ESOL/ESL students have been a large part of my 25 years of teaching and tutoring experience. I volunteered, student taught and later taught at the Red Oak After School Program, a program in Boston that provides homework help and English classes to Cantonese speaking students. I also spent one of my college summers teaching individualized English classes to Mass General Hospital employees from a variety of cultural and linguistic backgrounds. Much of my Masters coursework and research has also focused on ESL students. I took classes in second language acquisition and bilingual education. My research projects focused on assessing language based learning disabilities in students for whom English is a second language. I really enjoy working with ESL students and think that my wide range of experiences gives me the ability to work well with this group of students.
Study Skills

Study Skills

As a certified special education teacher, I am familiar with a wide variety of study skills and techniques that can assist students with a variety of learning styles. Teaching study skill is an integral part of every lesson I teach. Strong study skills training is valuable for all students and is an important part of the learning process. Some common techniques I use include, graphic organizers, various note taking techniques, and the use of memorization games and activities to improve knowledge acquisition and retention through activation of multiple pathways in the brain.

Special Needs

ADHD,

ADHD

As a Certified Special Educator, I have been working with ADD/ADHD students for over 25 years. I hold a Masters Degree is Special Education and have taken methodology courses that focus on helping students cope with the challenges of the classroom environment. I have taught these students in the public school system setting and in private tutoring assignments. In addition, I have taken professional development courses focusing on strategies designed to help these students maintain concentration in the classroom environment.
Dyslexia,

Dyslexia

I'm a Wilson certified tutor with a Master's Degree in special education and have been working with dyslexic students for many years. I am also very familiar with the ways in which dyslexia affects the learning process in other subjects. I currently have several dyslexic students and tutor them not only in reading, but also in math and other academic subjects where the reading difficulties have affected their ability to make adequate progress.
Phonics,

Phonics

As a teacher of students with language based learning disabilities, I am very familiar with phonics and several phonics based approached to reading. I am level 1 certified in the Wilson Language Training Program. I am also very familiar with the general elementary school phonics curriculum.
Special Needs,

Special Needs

I have a master's in special education and have been working with special needs students for over 25 years. I am a Wilson certified tutor and currently have a number of dyslexic students. In the past, I've also worked with students on the autistic spectrum, although my greatest experience is with students who have language-based learning disabilities. My master's research focused on identifying learning disabilities in students for whom English is a second language. I have also worked with students on the gifted end of the special education spectrum. I have provided lessons for children being homeschooled both because of severe dyslexia and because despite being of kindergarten age, the student was able to do second and third grade work. The most important principle of my educational philosophy is to adapt my instruction to a particular student's special needs. My extensive exposure and strong interest in the special needs population make me uniquely qualified to work with this group of students.
Study Skills

Study Skills

As a certified special education teacher, I am familiar with a wide variety of study skills and techniques that can assist students with a variety of learning styles. Teaching study skill is an integral part of every lesson I teach. Strong study skills training is valuable for all students and is an important part of the learning process. Some common techniques I use include, graphic organizers, various note taking techniques, and the use of memorization games and activities to improve knowledge acquisition and retention through activation of multiple pathways in the brain.

Summer

Algebra 1,

Algebra 1

I have tutored Algebra for over 25 years to students with a variety of learning issues and styles. Over the years, I have become familiar with a variety of teaching methods. I have the ability to explain algebra by making connections with other types of math in ways that many students find helpful.
Algebra 2,

Algebra 2

I have been tutoring all types of math for over 25 years. I have taught algebra 2 both as part of SAT prep and a supplement to classroom work. I have even designed advanced math instruction for students with learning disabilities. I have access to a variety of specialized materials and am able to design uniquely individualized lesson plans.
Elementary (K-6th),

Elementary (K-6th)

I have been tutoring elementary school students for 25 years and am thus very familiar with all aspects of the elementary curriculum. As a certified special educator I am also familiar with program like Touchmath which are designed to help struggling students. My graduate research focused on the teaching of reading, so I also very familiar with programs like Foundations. As a long time employee of the Museum of Science in Boston, I have taught many hands on science workshops and courses for students in grades k-6. I really enjoy working with this group of children and as someone who has developed a wide variety of curriculum materials for classes and home-school situations I believe I have a great deal to offer.
ESL/ESOL,

ESL/ESOL

ESOL/ESL students have been a large part of my 25 years of teaching and tutoring experience. I volunteered, student taught and later taught at the Red Oak After School Program, a program in Boston that provides homework help and English classes to Cantonese speaking students. I also spent one of my college summers teaching individualized English classes to Mass General Hospital employees from a variety of cultural and linguistic backgrounds. Much of my Masters coursework and research has also focused on ESL students. I took classes in second language acquisition and bilingual education. My research projects focused on assessing language based learning disabilities in students for whom English is a second language. I really enjoy working with ESL students and think that my wide range of experiences gives me the ability to work well with this group of students.
GED,

GED

Over the past 10 years I have helped a number of students prepare for this test. In that time, I have not only become familiar with the material on that exam, but also developed a number of effective strategies to boost test scores. I have a Masters Degree in Special Education. I specialize in helping learning disabled students pass standardized exams such as the GED.
Geometry,

Geometry

As part of my student teaching experience, I designed a geometry and measurement unit for use with ninth graders. Over the past 20 years of my teaching career, I have taught a great deal of geometry as part of preparing students for standardized tests such as the SAT where these concepts play an important role.
Reading,

Reading

I have extensive experience teaching reading to both children and adults. I am a Level 1 certified Wilson Language training tutor and have done graduate level research on dyslexia and the teaching of reading. I am also familiar with various Lindamood-Bell programs.
SAT Math,

SAT Math

I have been preparing students for the SAT for the last 15 years as a private tutor. As a result, I am thoroughly familiar with the material covered on the test. I have developed a wide variety of test-taking strategies that effectively boost student scores. As a professional educator with a Masters Degree in Education, with classroom experience in the public school system, I have hands on experience with a wide range of methodologies for teaching math and tailoring instruction to students with unique needs and challenges. I specialize in working with special needs students.
Spanish,

Spanish

I majored in Spanish at Wellesley College with a minor in Education. I studied Spanish literature from medieval Spain and modern texts from a variety of countries in Latin America. I also took a graduate course in Don Quixote. I have also done occasional in-person translation and campus tours for Spanish speaking visitors.
Study Skills,

Study Skills

As a certified special education teacher, I am familiar with a wide variety of study skills and techniques that can assist students with a variety of learning styles. Teaching study skill is an integral part of every lesson I teach. Strong study skills training is valuable for all students and is an important part of the learning process. Some common techniques I use include, graphic organizers, various note taking techniques, and the use of memorization games and activities to improve knowledge acquisition and retention through activation of multiple pathways in the brain.
Writing

Writing

In my over 20 years of teaching and tutoring experience, I have worked with students with language based learning disabilities as well as those from a variety of linguistic and cultural backgrounds. I am also versed in a number of note taking and outlining techniques including programs such as Empower that many students find helpful. While some of these areas may seem less relevant to working with high school college level English students, these assignments provide a wealth of experience in editing techniques that can be employed to assist all students in completing the types of papers and writing assignments common in English coursework.

Test Preparation

GED,

GED

Over the past 10 years I have helped a number of students prepare for this test. In that time, I have not only become familiar with the material on that exam, but also developed a number of effective strategies to boost test scores. I have a Masters Degree in Special Education. I specialize in helping learning disabled students pass standardized exams such as the GED.
GRE,

GRE

I have been preparing students for the GRE for the last 10 years as a private tutor. As a result, I am thoroughly familiar with the material covered on the test. I have developed a wide variety of test-taking strategies that effectively boost student scores. As a professional educator with a Masters Degree in Education, with classroom experience in the public school system, I have hands on experience with a wide range of methodologies for teaching math and tailoring instruction to students with unique needs and challenges. I specialize in working with special needs students.
ISEE,

ISEE

Over the past 10 years, I have helped several students successfully prepare for the private school entrance exams. While there are a limited amount of practice exam materials and resources available at each level, I have been able to find or develop appropriate practice problems on my own. Therefore, I am able to tailor study sessions and material to individual student's needs.
Praxis,

Praxis

I have been preparing students for the MTEL since 2010 as a private tutor. As a result, I am thoroughly familiar with the material covered on the test. I have developed a wide variety of test-taking strategies that effectively boost student scores. I am also familiar with the material since it involves content that I teach daily in my tutoring practice. As a professional educator with a Masters Degree in Education, with classroom experience in the public school system, I have hands on experience with a wide range of methodologies for teaching math and tailoring instruction to students with unique needs and challenges. I specialize in working with special needs students.
PSAT,

PSAT

I have been preparing students for the PSAT for the last 10 years as a private tutor. As a result, I am thoroughly familiar with the material covered on the test. I have preparing students for the SAT for even longer and therefore am aware of everything they need to know. I have developed a wide variety of test-taking strategies that effectively boost student scores. As a professional educator with a Masters Degree in Education, with classroom experience in the public school system, I have hands on experience with a wide range of methodologies for teaching math and tailoring instruction to students with unique needs and challenges. I specialize in working with special needs students.
SAT Math,

SAT Math

I have been preparing students for the SAT for the last 15 years as a private tutor. As a result, I am thoroughly familiar with the material covered on the test. I have developed a wide variety of test-taking strategies that effectively boost student scores. As a professional educator with a Masters Degree in Education, with classroom experience in the public school system, I have hands on experience with a wide range of methodologies for teaching math and tailoring instruction to students with unique needs and challenges. I specialize in working with special needs students.
SAT Reading,

SAT Reading

I have been helping students prepare for the SAT for over 25 years. I am familiar with all aspects of the test, as well as how it has changed over time. I have also developed proven strategies that improve scores for students for whom standard test taking techniques may be less effective. In the reading sections I also spend some time on vocabulary building techniques that are useful during and beyond the test.
SAT Writing,

SAT Writing

I have been preparing students for the SAT for over 15 years. I have a Masters Degree in Education and devoted a significant amount of graduate study to the teaching of English Language Learners. These courses are instrumental in providing background knowledge for the skills necessary in writing an essay for a standardized test like the SAT. They also provide a solid foundation and techniques for teaching some of the grammar and writing skills tested on the SAT.
SSAT,

SSAT

I enjoy preparing students for the SSAT. Over the past 10 years I have prepared students across a wide range of ability levels for this exam. My lessons make extensive use of practice exams to monitor progress so that my students not only become familiar with both the structure of the exam and the skills required to pass.
TOEFL,

TOEFL

I have worked with students of all ages for whom English is a second language for 20 years. I am also very familiar with the techniques for success on standardized testing and with the TOEFL. I have developed some of my own preparation strategies and can tailor my instruction to individual students. Although I enjoy working with students from many backgrounds I have extensive experience with Latina and Asian students.
LSAT

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Caring and invested tutor

Andrea set a plan to help our daughter succeed. She is patient and very knowledgeable. She is firm but even keeled. We believe she would adapt and be helpful to any learning style.

Chris, 18 lessons with Andrea

Highly recommended

Andrea works with my 9 year old niece with dyslexia. She has great rapport with children, and considerable expertise related to working with children who have reading difficulties. I highly recommend her as a tutor!

Brian, 22 lessons with Andrea

Extremely patient and supportive tutor

I've worked with Andrea now for just two lessons. She is incredibly positive and supportive. I really appreciate how she started with me taking control of what I needed to work on so that she can find material that is appropriate. She is very flexible with her hours which has been extremely helpful for a working mom! Finally, she is slowly weaving in test taking strategies during her time with me- which can only help me on the day of my test. I look forward to learning more from her!

Magaly, 11 lessons with Andrea

Knowledgable and patient tutor

My daughter has only had three lessons with Andrea so far, but she is very happy. She is starting to feel more confident in her abilities and has done better on her last two quizzes. She looks forward to working with her for the rest of the semester.

Helene, 4 lessons with Andrea

Patient, kind tutor

Currently, Andrea has helped with prealgebra and algebra 1 in preparation for the ACT. Andrea is patent and kind, and for student like me with Asperger's and NLD these qualities greatly assist my ability to learn. I would highly recommend Andrea to anyone with learning disabilities.

Cameron, 27 lessons with Andrea

Very understanding

We have worked with Andrea to help my Son prepare for SAT's. He was very reluctant to start this tutoring as he was being nagged in school by his teachers and support staff. My son is 16 and Dyslexic. He had a low self esteem and Andrea was able to show him that he knew the answers he was just getting confused with the formulas to use in math and needed to make his essays longer for english. He is now ready for the exams and believes in himself. All thanks to Andrea who knew when he had checked out; when he was trying to play her and when it really was his best effort. I would totally recommend Andrea!!!

Heather, 17 lessons with Andrea

Patient and great with teenage boys

Andrea has been working with my 15 year old son. She knows when to be firm with him and when to give him space. She is patient with him and really understands his struggles. He has learned a lot from Andrea. I highly recommend her.

Annette, 31 lessons with Andrea

"Makes learning fun!"

My son is studying to take the ISEE and has significant catch-up to do in math. When I went to pick him up at the library at the end of his session, he gently resisted -- he was having too much fun subtracting and working through word problems! Thank you, Andrea!!

Alison, 19 lessons with Andrea

Tutor who sets clear expectations WITH the student!

I am impressed with Andrea S's strategy. She first made sure that she understood what my daughter hoped to gain from the tutoring sessions (set expectations). Right away my daughter was happy as Andrea S listened to her wants and needs. She then told her how she expected to be able to do this. Again she set up expectations that my daughter had a part in. She asked if this sounded reasonable. From the first 2 hour lesson I saw improvements. The improvement was my daughter turning off the radio when she did home work for Andrea S. I asked her about this. She said there is no music when taking the SAT so it is best that she mimics the environment. I think this is the first time she has ever done quiet homework. The other improvement was her willingness to read to me. She asked if I would like her to read to me! I would. And she did. Andrea S and my daughter have had only 2 - 2 hour sessions and already I see improvements.

Mary, 3 lessons with Andrea

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