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Brigham Young University (Provo) - Junior (Master's)
I am a Massachusetts-licensed teacher for general curriculum (all elementary school subjects) as well as middle and high school mathematics. As a high school valedictorian with a 3.85 GPA in college and a Masters degree in Business and Organizational Behavior at Brigham Young University, I know what it takes to excel academically. I am also a published writer.
Perhaps more important to you is whether I can create strong emotional rapport with your child and actually help one that has perhaps struggled in school and maybe lost a measure of his or her self-confidence as a result. I know how to do this because I've done it.
I have tutored a high school junior with emotional and learning style difficulties who needed help with writing projects for his English Literature class at Boston Latin, a prestigious exam school. Coming from well behind in his classes, he was able to graduate.
I also tutored a 3rd-grade African-American boy with sickle cell disease who therefore missed many school days and needed home-based instruction and help with both math and reading skills assignments. We got along famously, as his mother will tell you, and he advanced in all subjects.
Finally, I tutored a high school sophomore from a Boston urban school who missed many school days because of leukemia and needed support with her Algebra II, Biology and English Language Arts classes. She earned near straight-A’s with my help.
I am also licensed in Special Education to work with children who have moderate learning disabilities as well as those who are English Language Learners from other cultures. (By the way, I speak German!)
I firmly believe that every child of any age can learn and progress in the right circumstances, and I know how to create those circumstances. All I need is a supportive parent and a student who is willing to try. Working together we will succeed! I am a Massachusetts-licensed teacher for general curriculum (all elementary school subjects) as well as middle and high school mathematics. As a high school valedictorian with a 3.85 GPA in college and a Masters degree in … Read more
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I taught American History at the high school level for 2 years.
I am certified in Massachusetts to teach elementary (K-6) students. I have passed the MTEL test for "General Curriculum", which all elementary teachers in Massachusetts must pass.
I am certified in Massachusetts for phonics because I passed the MTEL (Massachusetts Test for Educator Licensure) called "Foundations of Reading". I also worked for Lexia Learning Systems, creators of phonics-based instructional and assessment software, in which I am an expert.
I have taught both pre-algebra and algebra at the middle school and high school level.
I have a degree in psychology from the University of Oregon in which I received a 3.8 GPA
I was president of a Toastmasters International speaking club for professionals. I even won 6th place in a speaking contest.
I am certified in reading, having passed the "Foundations of Reading" MTEL test in Massachusetts. I have also worked for Lexia Learning Systems, am familiar with their phonics instructional and assessment products and have used them with both elementary and high school students.
I assisted a high school senior with his SAT prep who scored 2145 out of 2400.
I teach students to spell correctly by breaking words into syllables and then spelling the syllables correctly, which also aids in memorizing the correct spelling.
I have passed the MTEL test in Massachusetts called "General Curriculum", which includes study skills. I have also demonstrated expert study skills by being a high school valedictorian and earning admission to Phi Beta Kappa scholastic honorary in college for maintaining a 3.8 GPA graduating with a B.A. in psychology and a masters degree in Business/Organizational Behavior.
I have published both books and articles as a professional and was the first place winner in a state-wide essay contest in high school.