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Paula J.

Dual-certified elem/middle science teacher can tutor all subjects

Dual-certified elem/middle science teacher can tutor all subjects

$50/hour

  • 73 hours tutoring

  • Scituate, MA 02066

About Paula


Bio

I am an enthusiastic, creative professional educator available to tutor in all elementary subjects, including Science, ELA, Math, and Social Studies. I pride myself on innovative and positive teaching techniques, including using hands-on activities, and humor to simplify and reinforce complex concepts for every type of learner.

Highlights of my credentials include:

-I'm a certified elementary educator grades 1 - 6;
-I'm a certified middle science, grades 5 - 8;
-2012 - 2013 I held the...

I am an enthusiastic, creative professional educator available to tutor in all elementary subjects, including Science, ELA, Math, and Social Studies. I pride myself on innovative and positive teaching techniques, including using hands-on activities, and humor to simplify and reinforce complex concepts for every type of learner.

Highlights of my credentials include:

-I'm a certified elementary educator grades 1 - 6;
-I'm a certified middle science, grades 5 - 8;
-2012 - 2013 I held the position of Middle School Science, Cohasset;
-I've held the summer position of Teacher, Extended School Year program, incoming 6th grade, Cohasset;
-2011 - 2012 I held the position of Education Support Professional for special needs students in 3rd and 5th grades;
-I'm especially skilled in making concepts accessible to all learners through creative planning and teaching, most notably science, math and ELA;
-I'm a parent of two academically successful children (8th and 4rd graders);
-I'm a professional horseback riding instructor with 25+ years teaching experience, including students with physical, emotional and psychological challenges;
-I have substitute teaching experience in grades K - 6;
-I'm proficient at differentiating instruction to meet all students' needs;
-I earned an Elementary Educator certification from Bridgewater State University, 2011 with honors;
-I earned a distinguished rating on Pre-service Performance Assessment;
-I'm a member of Kappa Delta Pi International Education Honor Society;
-I earned a Master's of Marine Affairs from U. of R.I. in 1995;
-I earned a B.S., Animal Science from U. of Mass in 1986;
-I'm an experienced, sensitive, kind and positive teacher ready to assist your family in achieving your academic goals.

I look forward to hearing from you to learn how we can partner to benefit your student.


Education

U. of MA, Amherst, MA
undergrad
U. of RI, Kingston, RI
Masters
Bridgewater St. U.
Other

Policies

  • Hourly rate: $50
  • Tutor’s lessons: In-person
  • Travel policy: Within 25 miles of Scituate, MA 02066
  • Lesson cancellation: 24 hours notice required
  • Background check passed on 10/25/2011

  • Your first lesson is backed by our Good Fit Guarantee

Schedule

Paula hasn’t set a schedule.


Subjects

Corporate Training

Grammar

Elementary Education

Elementary (K-6th),

Elementary (K-6th)

I am a Certified Elementary Educator for Grades 1-6.
Elementary Math,

Elementary Math

-Licensed Elementary Educator, 1 - 6. -Licensed Middle Science, 5 - 8. -Proficient with Great Leaps direct instruction math support program. -Effective at incentivizing students to build math proficiency, especially to improve mastery and speed with multiplication and division facts. -Familiar with Everyday Math curriculum. -Emphasize understanding patterns in mathematics. -Emphasize problem solving in mathematics.
Elementary Science,

Elementary Science

As a 6th grade science teacher, I am adept at teaching topics in earth science, physical science, and life science, as well as the nature of science and inquiry. As a dual-certified Elementary and Science 5-8, I effectively work with students from grade 1-8, including assisting with MCAS preparation.
Phonics,

Phonics

I passed Foundations of Reading MTEL which emphasizes phonics. I have taught phonics in K, 1st, 2nd and 3rd grades.
Reading,

Reading

Experienced with direct instruction in reading topics including phonemic awareness, phonics, sight words, increasing reading speed, improving vocabulary, and genre exploration. Experienced with direct instruction in writing topics including grammar, word choice, sentence structure, voice, and organization.
Study Skills,

Study Skills

I am experienced at assisting my own children in time management, addressing distractions, finding main ideas, organizing work, pacing work, and project completion. I assisted third graders in the use of agendas and developing study packets for science and math tests.
Grammar, Spelling, Vocabulary

English

Reading,

Reading

Experienced with direct instruction in reading topics including phonemic awareness, phonics, sight words, increasing reading speed, improving vocabulary, and genre exploration. Experienced with direct instruction in writing topics including grammar, word choice, sentence structure, voice, and organization.
SAT Reading,

SAT Reading

I have strong verbal and written communication skills with experience as writer, copy editor, and proofreader that translate well to practical application for SAT preparation.
Writing,

Writing

I'm able to help students organize writing projects, develop effective defensible theses, find their voice in their writing and improve writing through revision and editing.
English, Grammar, SAT Writing, Spelling, Vocabulary

Homeschool

Elementary (K-6th),

Elementary (K-6th)

I am a Certified Elementary Educator for Grades 1-6.
Reading,

Reading

Experienced with direct instruction in reading topics including phonemic awareness, phonics, sight words, increasing reading speed, improving vocabulary, and genre exploration. Experienced with direct instruction in writing topics including grammar, word choice, sentence structure, voice, and organization.
SAT Reading,

SAT Reading

I have strong verbal and written communication skills with experience as writer, copy editor, and proofreader that translate well to practical application for SAT preparation.
Study Skills,

Study Skills

I am experienced at assisting my own children in time management, addressing distractions, finding main ideas, organizing work, pacing work, and project completion. I assisted third graders in the use of agendas and developing study packets for science and math tests.
Writing,

Writing

I'm able to help students organize writing projects, develop effective defensible theses, find their voice in their writing and improve writing through revision and editing.
English, Geometry, Prealgebra, SAT Math, Spelling

Math

Geometry, Prealgebra, SAT Math

Most Popular

Elementary (K-6th),

Elementary (K-6th)

I am a Certified Elementary Educator for Grades 1-6.
Reading,

Reading

Experienced with direct instruction in reading topics including phonemic awareness, phonics, sight words, increasing reading speed, improving vocabulary, and genre exploration. Experienced with direct instruction in writing topics including grammar, word choice, sentence structure, voice, and organization.
Study Skills,

Study Skills

I am experienced at assisting my own children in time management, addressing distractions, finding main ideas, organizing work, pacing work, and project completion. I assisted third graders in the use of agendas and developing study packets for science and math tests.
Writing,

Writing

I'm able to help students organize writing projects, develop effective defensible theses, find their voice in their writing and improve writing through revision and editing.
English, Geometry, Prealgebra

Other

Study Skills

Study Skills

I am experienced at assisting my own children in time management, addressing distractions, finding main ideas, organizing work, pacing work, and project completion. I assisted third graders in the use of agendas and developing study packets for science and math tests.

Science

Ecology

Special Needs

Phonics,

Phonics

I passed Foundations of Reading MTEL which emphasizes phonics. I have taught phonics in K, 1st, 2nd and 3rd grades.
Special Needs,

Special Needs

I currently work in a substantially separate learning center housed in a public school. To meet my students' special needs, I have become proficient at differentiating subject areas, addressing social challenges, and creating innovative lesson plans and assessments.
Study Skills

Study Skills

I am experienced at assisting my own children in time management, addressing distractions, finding main ideas, organizing work, pacing work, and project completion. I assisted third graders in the use of agendas and developing study packets for science and math tests.

Summer

Elementary (K-6th),

Elementary (K-6th)

I am a Certified Elementary Educator for Grades 1-6.
Reading,

Reading

Experienced with direct instruction in reading topics including phonemic awareness, phonics, sight words, increasing reading speed, improving vocabulary, and genre exploration. Experienced with direct instruction in writing topics including grammar, word choice, sentence structure, voice, and organization.
Study Skills,

Study Skills

I am experienced at assisting my own children in time management, addressing distractions, finding main ideas, organizing work, pacing work, and project completion. I assisted third graders in the use of agendas and developing study packets for science and math tests.
Writing,

Writing

I'm able to help students organize writing projects, develop effective defensible theses, find their voice in their writing and improve writing through revision and editing.
Geometry, SAT Math

Test Preparation

SAT Reading,

SAT Reading

I have strong verbal and written communication skills with experience as writer, copy editor, and proofreader that translate well to practical application for SAT preparation.
SAT Math, SAT Writing

Ratings and Reviews


Rating

4.9 (23 ratings)
5 star
(20)
4 star
(3)
3 star
(0)
2 star
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1 star
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Reviews


Paula has the three P's: Professional, Personal, and Proficient.

Paula has a wonderful professional but personal working relationship with my son. In three months she has identified and challenged my son's weak areas in math. Her experience working with a student's individual learning style is evident by my son's eagerness to "do the work". She has been able to increase his proficiency in basic math facts and problem solving. He has gained confidence and increased his mathematic literacy.

Sally, 20 lessons with Paula
Tutor responded:

Thank you, Sally, for your great feedback. It is a pleasure working with your son, and I'm so pleased by his terrific progress in math this year. Kudos for all the hard work!

Paula Gets an A++!!

Paula has worked with our son weekly this summer. We wanted to give him an avenue to keep his mind sharp on the long summer break (going in to 4th grade). She has been fantastic. Her rewards based learning system is a perfect match for my son, who loves earning credits by doing good work. She has an excellent demeanor, is patient, and kind. She has worked a lot with our son on his reading, and we are seeing great results in fluency and confidence. When I asked him recently how he was enjoying working with Paula, our son's response was the she is awesome, and he didn't want to stop working with her when the summer was over. I guess that says it all!

Rex, 4 lessons with Paula
Tutor responded:

Thank you for your great feedback. Working with your son is my privilege. What a sweet, hard-working boy! I'm so glad to hear the progress I see translating to improved reading fluency. I hope that increased confidence helps him sail through 4th grade!

Great Tutor - extremely competent.

We have found Paula to be a very capable and effective tutor. She provides detailed strategies to help our son with his writing, math, and social studies as well as guidelines for overall good study habits. We are particularly focused on writing skills and preparation for Middle School. Our son has been able to take Paula's input and direction and use it on a daily basis with his homework. Paula is very positive and patient, we highly recommend her.

Judy, 3 lessons with Paula
Tutor responded:

Thanks, Judy! Your son is a hard-working student and a pleasure to work with. Congrats, again, to you and he, for winning the Most Improved Student award from Mr. P.!

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Response time: 9 hours

$50/hour

Paula J.

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