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Leah B.

Roslindale, MA

$125/hour

Experienced writing, organization, and executive functioning tuto

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$125/Hour


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College of the Atlantic
Human Ecology
Harvard
Master's

Education

College of the Atlantic (Human Ecology)

Harvard (Master's)

About Leah

I love teaching. I taught in classrooms in New York City and outside Boston for a decade and have been a private tutor for 9 years. I specialize in helping those kids who say:

- "I don't know what to write about!"
- "I can't write; let's get this over with."
- "I have no idea what the teacher wants."
- "I lost the assignment."
- "The essay is due next Monday, so I have no homework!"
- "Ugh, I hate history essays - so boring!"

My belief, honed in my 10 years in the classroom, is that a few people are truly gifted in language arts, and the rest of us learn to write by taking books, paragraphs, and sentences apart and seeing what makes them tick. I know that all kids can learn to not just get good grades and be prepared for tests - and my students do both - but also to understand exactly *how* a strong piece of writing comes together. Some even learn to love it!

In addition, many students get tripped up by executive functioning issues. The teacher reads out an assignment as kids are leaving class, and some kids are already thinking about the next class and then they have no idea what to do at night. Many teachers give out thorough and helpful written assignments, but understanding exactly how to use those tools is a skill I teach my students. We develop questions for the teacher early in the process, get clarifications, build schedules, and get the right sources read and the right pieces written *early*. Why? Because revision is just as important as drafting, and no one should be handing in a first draft. When kids learn this process, writing becomes less of a mystery and much more of a new way to express themselves.

So send me your most reluctant readers and writers! I know there is a successful, happy student in there fighting hard to get out.
I love teaching. I taught in classrooms in New York City and outside Boston for a decade and have been a private tutor for 9 years. I specialize in helping those kids who say:

- "I don't know what to write about!"
- "I can't write; let's get this over with."
- "I have no idea what the teacher wants."
- "I lost the
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Policies
Cancellation
24 hours notice required

Discounts available for multiple sessions per week

Travel Radius
Travels within 7 miles of Roslindale, MA 02131
In-person lessons
English:
ACT English, ACT Reading, English, ESL/ESOL, Grammar, Literature, Proofreading, Reading, SAT Reading, SAT Writing, Vocabulary, Writing
Test Preparation:
ACT English, ACT Reading, Career Development, College Counseling, SAT Reading, SAT Writing
Language:
ESL/ESOL
History:
Social Studies
Special Needs:
ADHD, Dyslexia, Phonics, Special Needs
Elementary Education:
Elementary (K-6th),
Grammar, Phonics, Reading, Spelling, Study Skills, Vocabulary
Business:
Career Development

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)

I taught 6th grade for several years, writing my own curriculum for a new school. I have also tutored dozens of middle school students - many become my students in 6th grade and persist until they go on to college. I am trained as a literacy specialist.

College of the Atlantic
Human Ecology
Harvard
Master's

Education

College of the Atlantic (Human Ecology)

Harvard (Master's)

Hourly rate

Standard Hourly Rate: $125.00

Cancellation: 24 hours notice required

Discounts available for multiple sessions per week

Travel policy

Leah will travel within 7 miles of Roslindale, MA 02131.