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Stephanie D.

Roslindale, MA

$75/hour

Warm, Enthusiastic, Specialized in English, Study Skills, and Coaching

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Northeastern University
psychology
Simmons College
Enrolled

Education

Northeastern University (psychology)

Simmons College (Enrolled)

About Stephanie

My name is Stephanie D. I earned my Bachelors in Psychology from Northeastern University in 2013 and currently attend Simmons School of Social Work where I am earning my MSW and a certification in Urban Leadership. Post graduation from Northeastern, I completed an AmeriCorp year with City Year Boston, a non profit organization that focuses on reducing the high dropout rate in urban communities, where I provided literacy interventions and social-emotional support to elementary school students. Currently, I work in the Boston Public Schools providing emotional, organizational, and academic support to high school students.

During college I tutored both middle and high school students with their ELA course work, psychology coursework, organization, and study skills. I enjoy creating dynamic tutoring sessions and differentiate my style based on student preference and need. All of the students I have worked with have moved up AT LEAST one bench mark with their academic scores during the semesters we have worked together, and have gained skills that help them thrive with more independence than they had before.

The past two years I have coached the girls varsity volleyball program serving two Boston high schools. This past season I started a freshman team as well in order to provide more learning opportunities for students. I created a mentor program between the freshman and upperclass students in order to foster the skills that go into this type of relationship, created a sense of team throughout the four grade levels, and eliminated the hierarchy that often comes with the feeling of high school. I also ref volleyball in an adult social league. I have been playing since age 14, the time at which I was first exposed to the sport. I wish I had the opportunity to learn the skills (life and technical) honed though volleyball earlier in life and my goal through Wyzant is to provide one on one or small group coaching to beginner or intermediate players. Through my coaching lens, I create a safe environment where individualized attention can be provided to skill building and self-confidence.

I have acted as a coach and mentor for Dreamfar high school marathon, where I trained for a marathon alongside a group of high school students. I fostered a space for friendships to be made between students in Boston and the surrounding community, led cross-training and running sessions for student runners four-five times a week, and overall utilized this platform to instill a drive towards self-confidence, goal-setting, and academic improvement through personal growth.

I specialize in supporting students in English, organization, supporting social-emotional development, and youth coaching. My passion for supporting student success and enabling individuals to reach their full academic potential fuels my desire to tutor. I am available to provide individual or small group coaching and/or tutoring starting in June 2016. Please contact me by email at WyzAnt if you are interested in connecting!
My name is Stephanie D. I earned my Bachelors in Psychology from Northeastern University in 2013 and currently attend Simmons School of Social Work where I am earning my MSW and a certification in Urban Leadership. Post graduation from Northeastern, I completed an AmeriCorp year with City Year Boston, a non profit organization that focuses on Read more

Policies
Cancellation
6 hours notice required

With a commitment to a longer-term commitment of tutoring and coaching, this rate can be flexible. If you are interested in a small group coaching set up, group rates can be negotiated.

Travel Radius
Travels within 15 miles of Roslindale, MA 02131
Math:
Elementary (K-6th),
Elementary Math
Art:
Drawing
English:
English,
Grammar, Literature, Proofreading, Public Speaking,
Reading,
Vocabulary,
Writing
Test Preparation:
College Counseling
Language:
Reading,
Writing
History:
Writing
Special Needs:
Elementary (K-6th),
Elementary Math, Phonics, Reading,
Study Skills
Elementary Education:
Elementary (K-6th),
Elementary Math, Grammar, Phonics, Reading,
Spelling, Study Skills,
Vocabulary,
Writing
Sports/Recreation:
Basketball,
Fitness,
Volleyball

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.

Basketball

I played basketball through high school on my school team and in multiple travel leagues. I was my team captain and lead practices for my team.

Throughout high school I coached youth basketball and worked as a ref in this league. I worked as a score keeper for an adult basketball league as well.

College Counseling

While in college I worked as an International Student Advisor, coaching students through their first semester of college, connecting them with services, and helping to navigate through the college system.
With my Psychology background and teaching experience, my patience and ability to cater support to student need qualifies me for this subject.

Drawing

While in high school I completed an AP Art program including submitting my art portfolio to College Board. I fully understand the stress and frustration that can come with balancing an academic course load with an art course load. Additionally, I have experience leading art lessons at an elementary school level.

Elementary (K-6th)

After graduating from Northeastern University, I completed a City Year Corps year in Boston, where I tutored elementary school students in English, Math, and Writing. Additionally, I provided social emotional support for students who challenged with emotional regulation.

I differentiated lesson plans based on student level and need and all of the students I work with have moved up at least one benchmark. I tutor both one on one and in small groups. I am knowledgeable about grade level standards for common core and am qualified to keep students up to speed with their grade.

During college, I worked as a kindergarten teacher in Boston, and an extended day teacher in Brookline. In these roles, I supported child development through play, arts and crafts, homework help, and guided reading support.

English

As a City Year Corps Member, I provided one-on-one and small group support to a cohort of 5th grade students identified as “below grade level” for their English reading comprehension.

In my current role in a Boston High School, I provide one-on-one academic support to students with emotional impairment. I coordinate with teachers to ensure that each student receives support differentiated to their needs. Through a strengths-based approach, I build on existing skills to provide a supportive, productive learning space for each student.

Fitness

I found my passion for health, fitness, and nutrition when I decided to train for a marathon while in college. I learned how to put together an exercise and eating plan that was conducive to increasing my strength, insurance, and over-all heath. After this experience I began coaching others ranging from youth soccer to adults looking to learn how to navigate a gym and healthy eating plan.

Public Speaking

Through my school years I always hated public speaking. Of course it is not something that can be avoided and therefore I had to gain comfort, or at least acceptance of it. Since it was difficult for me growing up, I understand the stresses that come with learning to be comfortable with it and therefore am effective in supporting students with it.

I have coached my students through preparing for speaking in front of school assemblies and every student who has prepared with my has been successful with the delivery of their speech or performance. Examples of strategies I have used with students are to rehearse alone in front of a mirror, rehearse in front of one person, practice using notecards as reference, and ultimately practice until your confidence with the material surpasses your discomfort in front if an audience.

Reading

Through my numerous lenses of working as a preschool teacher, an extended day teacher for students kindergarten through 6th grade, serving as a City Year Corps member in an elementary school, years of babysitting, and my current job in the Boston Public Schools, I have provided literacy instruction. My interventions look different depending on the age of students. Through my professional experiences, I have provided reading intervention to students 4 through 18.

I enjoy utilizing books and discussion to practice comprehension, analysis, fluency, and vocabulary. I believe in a strengths-based approach, where positive skills are reinforced and areas of improvement can be worked on through an encouraging, individualized plan.

Study Skills

Through my years of experience babysitting, working in schools, and tutoring in both of these settings, I have gained much experience supporting students with study skills. I taylor my approach based on student need to ensure each of my students learn the skills most beneficial to their learning style.

For example, I tutored a 6th grader who had recently been diagnosed with Dyslexia and ADHD. I figured out the kind of organizational support that would best suit her and both her confidence and academic performance improved. For her, having a binder with a clearly defined schedule for homework, including scheduled breaks, was the solution. Have this system in place enabled my student to be fairly autonomous with her work.

A second example with a drastically different style is from my work with a 12th grade student who was in danger of being held back. His backpack and work space were both incredibly disorganized and he did not know where to begin. Through using different folders for different subjects and a checklist of assignments as the first page, we were able to alleviate the confusion caused by disorganization. At this point we were able to begin working with specific subjects. To study for exams we used flashcards and verbal quizzing. For written assignments we compiled the necessary resources and wrote an outline, followed by a rough draft, and finally a final copy.

My experience for tutoring with study skills ranges from 5th grade students to freshman in college. I am skillful in teaching how to utilize effective strategies for test-taking, note-taking, active reading, and time management. My degree in psychology, focusing on child development, taught me necessary skills to know how and when to coach students towards their success. My work in the Boston Public Schools has put my education into practice.

Vocabulary

I have three years of experience in the Boston schools, supporting students with literacy and reading comprehension, with vocabulary acting as a key component to growth in these areas. One year I served with City Year Boston, supporting elementary school students who were performing below grade level with their reading fluency and comprehension. For two years I have worked in a high school, a large portion of my day comprised of providing one-on-one support with English goals.

I enjoy utilizing books and discussion to practice comprehension, analysis, fluency, and vocabulary. I believe it is valuable to learn vocabulary in the context of literature, with it being most affective when the literature is of interest to the student. I believe in a strengths-based approach, where positive skills are reinforced and areas of improvement can be worked on through an encouraging, individualized plan.

Volleyball

The past two fall seasons I have coached the girls' varsity volleyball program at a Boston high school. This past season I started a freshman team as well in order to provide more learning opportunities for students. I created a mentor program between the freshman and upper class students in order to foster the skills that go into this type of relationship, create a sense of team throughout the grades, and eliminate hierarchy that often comes with the feeling of high school.

I also ref volleyball in an adult social league. I have been playing since age 14, the time at which I was first exposed to the sport. I wish I had the opportunity to learn the skills (life and technical) honed though volleyball earlier in life and my goal through WyzAnt is to provide one on one or small group coaching to beginner or intermediate players.

Writing

Through my time working in the Boston Public Schools, I have utilized tools to support student's growth in this area. There are many styles of writing that must be mastered, such as the traditional 5 paragraph essay, creative writing, analysis paragraphs, etc. I help students utilize outlines, note taking strategies, and additional organizational tools in order to break down the task into manageable pieces. I believe in a strengths-based approach, where positive skills are reinforced and areas of improvement can be worked on through an encouraging, individualized plan.

Northeastern University
psychology
Simmons College
Enrolled

Education

Northeastern University (psychology)

Simmons College (Enrolled)

Hourly rate

Standard Hourly Rate: $75.00

Cancellation: 6 hours notice required

With a commitment to a longer-term commitment of tutoring and coaching, this rate can be flexible. If you are interested in a small group coaching set up, group rates can be negotiated.

Travel policy

Stephanie will travel within 15 miles of Roslindale, MA 02131.