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Aqilla M.

Roslindale, MA

$50/hour

Patient and Kind Instructor for Elementary Students

In-person lessons

$50/Hour


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A.A. Liberal Arts

Education

A.A. Liberal Arts

About Aqilla

I began teaching children while I was still at the baby-sitting age. It began by teaching Sunday School to ages four and five for a few years. Then, I tutoring elementary school students through my high school. Private tutoring different subjects for various ages and levels of education followed. In the mid-eighties I taught Fundamental Arithmetic for a Jr. College's evening division. Since then I worked for Education Station, a company that was contracted by the Boston Public Schools. I taught after-school hours in a classroom setting, for at risk elementary school students.
For me, it's a wonderful feeling when I see a child's face light up when he/she finally understand a concept. I find that patience and kindness is key.
I began teaching children while I was still at the baby-sitting age. It began by teaching Sunday School to ages four and five for a few years. Then, I tutoring elementary school students through my high school. Private tutoring different subjects for various ages and levels of education followed. In the mid-eighties I taught Fundamental Arithmetic Read more

Policies
Cancellation
24 hours notice required
Travel Radius
Travels within 10 miles of Roslindale, MA 02131
In-person lessons
Math:
Algebra 1, Elementary Math, Prealgebra
English:
English, Grammar, Reading, Vocabulary, Writing
Special Needs:
Phonics
Elementary Education:
Elementary (K-6th),
Elementary Math, Elementary Science, Grammar, Phonics,
Reading, Spelling,
Study Skills, Vocabulary

Approved subjects are in bold.

Approved subjects

In most cases, tutors gain approval in a subject by passing a proficiency exam. For some subject areas, like music and art, tutors submit written requests to demonstrate their proficiency to potential students. If a tutor is interested but not yet approved in a subject, the subject will appear in non-bold font. Tutors need to be approved in a subject prior to beginning lessons.

Elementary (K-6th)

Education Station employed me as a teacher for two years. I was placed at the Marshall Elementary School in Dorchester and the Aggazziz Middle School in Jamaica Plain, MA. I taught K-2, first grade and subbed middle school. The subjects instructed were Reading, English and Mathematics.
I have an A.A. Degree in Liberal Arts from Roxbury Community College in Boston, MA. And there, I taught Fundamental Arithmetic in the Evening Division.

Phonics

While I taught for Education Station I used phonics to teach the K-2nd graders to read. I used different teaching tools to reinforce the rules for phonics. Flashcards, blocks, workbooks and games are some of the teaching aids that are and have been effective for beginning readers.
I learned to read using Phonics. It is the only way I have ever taught children or adults to read.

Spelling

As a high school student at Windsor Mt School in Lenox, I tutored inner-city children from a Pittsfield elementary school.

I have an Associate Degree in Liberal Arts, and graduated with High Honors. During my matriculation, I instructed Fundamental Arithmetic as a Teaching Assistant. I then attended BU and Suffolk Universities when I majored in Secondary Ed. My concentration was Journalism.

The reason I qualify as a Spelling tutor is that I also taught Spelling as part of being a Reading teacher with Education Station. I taught Reading while in their employ and also Math in Elementary and Middle Schools.

A.A. Liberal Arts

Education

A.A. Liberal Arts

Hourly rate

Standard Hourly Rate: $50.00

Cancellation: 24 hours notice required

Travel policy

Aqilla will travel within 10 miles of Roslindale, MA 02131.