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Frostburg State University (Elem Education)
Walden University-Reading and Literacy k-6 (Master's)
Hello! I am an experienced, certified teacher. I have tutored students from preschool to high school. I have taught kindergarten, second, third, and fourth grade as a classroom teacher. I also was a reading and math specialist for a variety of grades and ability levels. I have a Master's Degree in Reading. I have experience working with students with special needs and ELL students. This summer I taught math and science to students in grades first through third at an academic camp.
I am a patient teacher who likes to find ways to help make learning easier and fun for my students. I love to see children's eyes light up when they fully understand the material they are studying. I am available to teach reading,English, French, study skills, writing, elementary tutoring, vocabulary, language, math,science, and Praxis prep. I try to be flexible with all my clients and potential clients. I worked part-time at a school in Montgomery County. I also work at another tutoring center called Certified Learning Centers in Silver Spring. Through CLC, I also teach a study skills course to high school students at Laurel High School and High Point High school during the year. I also have tutored adults in preparing for Praxis exams, GRE, and exams at the high school and college level. I have helped college students with their papers. I have worked with ESL students in the classroom and through tutoring. Hello! I am an experienced, certified teacher. I have tutored students from preschool to high school. I have taught kindergarten, second, third, and fourth
Erin has been wonderful for our 8 year old son who is a reluctant reader. She is attentive to his ever evolving needs and finds a way to gently challenge him each week. She is always cheerful and kind and gives him lots of positive reinforcement. She takes the time to find materials (books, games, puzzles) that she knows will engage him and this really helps to keep him interested. After each session, Erin composes a detailed report of what they did and how he's progressing. This is emailed to me within 1-2 days of their session. She responds to my emails often within minutes and is also easy to reach by phone. I highly recommend Erin as a tutor for children. Per my son: "She's nice. She's helped me a lot." High praise from a 2nd grader.
Erin is very good with my son. I am so glad to have Erin. My son is doing great since the tutoring. Thanks to Erin for your time and hard work.
Erin did a very good job engaging our daughter who is often not very motivated and has issues with reading. When our daughter had homework assignments to work on, Erin helped her understand the meaning of the work and to focus on the processes needed to successfully complete it. Erin was able to help her with a variety of English, Science, and Government assignments. At other times, Erin provided exercises that focused on reading and reading comprehension. The tutoring sessions provided one-on-one time that added to the daily school routine. I highly recommend Erin.
Erin is a very great tutor and my son Omar really enjoyed working with her. Omar learned a lot in reading and math with working with Erin, she is very patient and a fantastic tutor. Thank you so much Erin!!!
Erin has been working with my son for the past several months and has shown patience in dealing with his inattention and reluctance to complete his schoolwork. Thanks, Erin!
We have had Erin as a tutor for the past couple of years. While with us, she has taught a variety of ages and developmental stages, as we care for children with developmental delays. Erin has been an enthusiastic tutor who has a way of motivating particularly the younger students to develop skills, such as phonics, spelling and reading. The children have enjoyed working with Erin!
Erin is very patient and took the time to help my son with his math and reading skills. Very pleasant and she helped him find ways especially in math to help him figure out problems. Overall very good!
I highly recommend Erin M. We were very pleased with the tutoring she provided for my college classes. She is very reliable, patient, and provides excellent feedback after each lesson.
Thank you so much for your kind words. I am glad to have helped you with your college classes this past semester. Please give me a call when you take your summer and future college classes.
Although my college-aged son did well in high school biology, he was having trouble in his college biology class. Ms. Erin was very helpful in tutoring my son and he greatly improved in this class. Not only did she provide the science knowledge to help fill in the gaps that he was missing, but she provided an organized approach to the material, and greatly helped him improve with his study skills. The other aspect of Ms. Erin that I particularly liked was her professionalism. She provided prompt feedback through WyzAnt after each class, and I was able to go online and review the information and progress with my son in a very timely manner. She responded immediately to any questions that I emailed her with. I felt like we were a team helping my son. She has great insight into the core of the issue that a student is struggling with, and I wholeheartedly recommend her.
I have nothing but the utmost respect for what Erin has accomplished with my son in the span of five weeks. She took a seriously introverted child who didn't communicate at all to people he was unfamiliar with and changed him into a socially curious child open to the idea of learning as she made it fun for him. She put his needs first and even suggested changing the length of the lessons as he was being distracted after a time. That showed me she was truly tuned in to my son to be able to notice that. We have seen improvements in him. We unfortunately had to stop the sessions momentarily, but we look forward to working with her again. I would highly recommend her.
Ms. Erin is always on time and my son said that she was very helpful with telling him the right website to go to that would help him get ready for tests and quizzes at his school. After every time she would tutor my son, she would sit with me and tell what they learned. All the websites she gave us help with my other kids.
Erin is a wonderful tutor. My son was falling behind in his reading in kindergarten. With a few lessons with Erin, my son was ready for first grade. He is doing very well in first grade reading. Thank you, Erin.
I am pleased with Erin's service and professionalism. She is very responsive and is clearly interested in my daughter's success.
I felt the session went very well. You were well prepared and had a lot of good information and resources to help with reading and other subjects. I especially liked your patience and understanding with my daughter when she started to get upset. You talked her through it and got her to complete your reading tasks. I look forward to your next lesson.
This was my son’s third lesson and I must say I am very pleased. Erin has been very patient and effective in both reaching and keeping him engaged. Erin is very pleasant and comes ready to get the job done. She pre-plans her activities which I think is effective for the time spent. I found her through this process and I have no issues at all! Erin is also very responsive.
I was told that my sister's reading level was below her grade level. After tutoring with Erin, her reading level has been improved. Erin is a very patient tutor, she tries her best to help her students.
My stepson needed help in several subjects including English and Science. Erin was able to show him ways to study and kept him on track with his reading assignments. Erin was also very flexible with scheduling as our stepson is not with us every weekend. My stepson definitely showed improvement over the year. Erin was a huge part of that.
My daughter can be very stubborn and Erin patiently redirected her attention and made her 1.5 to 2hr sessions very engaging and productive. This characteristic was particularly effective for a child who would "lose" her focus very quickly or "shut-down" when presented with new or challenging materials. I look forward to working with Erin over the summer and in the new school year.
My son required an tutor for Reading. When Erin started tutoring my son, he had a E in Reading. My son just recently brought home his progress report and has received a C. Erin was able to teach and work with him to get him where he needed to be. We will continue to use Erin this summer so he can succeed going into the 4th grade.
The lessons has been so great so far. My husband is excited and doing well. I hope to see Erin this Wednesday.
Erin tutored our daughter for College Math and Praxis math test. She took the time to make sure that my daughter understood the math word problems and how to decode them to get the proper answer. She was very connected and caring. Communication skills were great, Prompt and extremely patient.
She reviewed all the areas of concern that my daughter felt were her weaknesses in math. Erin always brought extra materials to review and displayed a genuine desire to really help. She was very flexible with her time and very available to work hard to accommodate my daughters school schedule.
I would highly recommend Erin especially for those students that have a learning disability because she is very kind, patient and very willing to review more than once if the student is struggling to understand the material.
She was very resourceful to my college level daughter.
Thank you Erin. We appreciate you and look forward to working with you in the future.
My daughter loves her tutor she is excellent with kids. Also she is excellent on explaining problems to her so she can understand them better.
Erin is very conscientious and tuned into her clients' needs. She is patient and understanding, and works with her students until they understand the principles being taught. She easily adjusts her lesson plans to the current classroom curriculum. I recommend her highly, without reservation.
I thought the first lesson with Erin could not been any better. The session with her was perfect! She gave me some great strategies for the Praxis 1 reading and math.
I have not had a math class since high school. I took Computer Lit in college instead of math since I do not do well with Math. I am so glad that Erin has so many sources to use to practice. I feel more comfortable with Erin. I have not used a tutor for the praxis since 2003. Because I did not pass. I took two prep courses within a year and a half time period. Once I did the first prep course I did not pass the reading. I decided on finding a tutor. I am so glad that I found Erin. For the first time after trying to pass the reading and math of the praxis for over a dozen times, I am confident that she will be able to help me. Thank you Erin!!!
Erin has a lesson plan that introduces the child to things on her developmental level and reinforces in efforts for her to remember. I have seen improvement in the child's learning skills. It is hoped that she will be able to continue to work with my grand child on a long term basis.
Thank you so much Erin for coming on short notice to help my daughter with her HSPT study session. The dedicated study time helped build her confidence for the upcoming test. All of the materials presented to Jordan were related to area that I wanted her to focus on during the session.
Thanks again, I really appreciate your help.
Erin has been tutoring our 11 yr old daughter in English/Reading since April. We have a pretty tight schedule and Erin is so flexible when we need to change dates and times. She customizes her tutoring sessions to meet the needs of our daughter. She helped our daughter raise her English grade from a C to a B in the last semester of 7th grade. Also, she helped her prep for exams in other subjects. This summer, she is reading a book with our daughter. She actually goes to the library and get her own copy of the book so they can read together and she can ask her relevant questions to test her understanding of the book. She uses a variety of workbooks/worksheets to focus on specific areas of improvement. I really appreciate Erin's commitment and interest in helping our daughter succeed. Thanks Erin!!
Erin M. is an excellent tutor, who gets results. She has been tutoring my daughter for a year or so. Within that time, my daughter reading level has improved by one grade level, earning her a teacher's award for the most improved reader.
Erin is very skilled in teaching language art. More importantly, she is very patient in getting results.
She's a great tutor.
Erin is very interactive which makes her tutoring skills outstanding. My daughter enjoyed her first lesson with her and can't stop talking about her next meeting with her.
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I have taught many students as a teacher who had one or the other. I also have clients that have ADHD. I took college and graduate college on this. I use strategies designed to help students with either ADD or ADHD.
I have taken a variety of different sciences in high school and college. I took an Anatomy and Physiology course, which was very interesting to me. I also learned about the different body systems and identified the different parts of the body. I have some workbooks, books, and activities on the human body. I have helped some high school and college students prepare for tests in this area.
As a teacher and tutor, I have taught students with Aspergers. They are very intelligent. I had one that excelled in math and was reading above grade level. Some students with this disorder tend to be quiet and like working in small groups rather than large groups.
I have taught students with different degrees of autism. I also tutor a couple of students with some degree of autism. Some students with autism that I have worked with, need a lot of practice understanding important concepts in reading and math. Some can be extremely intelligent in a certain area, such as, math. You need to give them positive support and acknowledge their achievements.I have used manipulatives to help students with autism. I also have given their parents names of wonderful websites to help them with reading.
I have tutored many students in science in middle and high school sciences. I have recently helped college students with their biology, anatomy and physiology exams. I also have some science resources that I give to students to help them understand the science concepts better. I teach students how to read and understand the content by using some study strategies. I also have taught them how to take good notes. Some students may find it helpful to use note-cards, too. I have taken several science courses in high school and in college. Some of them have been Astronomy, Biology, Oceanography, Chemistry, and Anatomy and Physiology.
I have taken an intro to counseling near the end of my schooling. I am very easy to talk with and have had friends come to me for advice. I also can offer advice for those who are having a difficult time adjusting to their hectic schedule in college. I have a knowledge of many ways to study in college.
I have learned about this disorder in courses I have taken. I have known a few people with dyslexia. It is hard for them to read and understand what they read. Some letters of a word may look different to them. They have to go back many times to get through a passage of reading. There can be ways to help students with this disorder. Some students are read passages aloud during testing accommodations. This helps them and keeps them from getting frustrated.
I am certified in Elementary and Early Childhood. I am certified to teach early childhood to middle school. I have taught preschool, kindergarten, second and third grade. I got my master's degree in reading and literacy k-6.
Science is very interesting to children. I have many resources in the area of science. I have helped elementary and middle school students prepare for tests in the area of science. Some of the topics have been about natural disasters,magnets,earth science,matter,life cycles,and human body. I have provided study guides for students in the area of science. Science books are usually written at least a grade level above the grade the student is currently in. This makes it difficult to comprehend as well as to understanding the vocabulary in the text.
I have followed novels with students. Most of them been novels they had to read at school, such as, classics like Romeo and Juliet, The Crucible, To Kill a Mockingbird and books by Gary Paulsen. I like to do an oral reading on a regular basis. I indicate whether they deleted a word, substituted another word, or repeated a word. I pull important vocabulary from the text with the student. I also bring questions from the text. I love to read a variety of genres. Some books I would have never picked up, if it wasn't that a student was reading it and needed help. I read some classics in high school. I loved English Literature. I try to see what types of books they like to read and what their interests may be.I also have introduced them to new authors or genres, which they end up liking. Some have wanted to continue reading books by that author.
I have taught at schools that have a huge ESOL/ESL population. They come from other
countries, where they speak Spanish, Portuguese, French, Farsi, or Hebrew. I have taken courses from Walden in my master's program for teaching ELL students. Most of my teaching career so far, I have had several ELL students in my class. I have knowledge how to help these students understand material.
I believe it is very important to be able to speak and write effectively in English. I have worked with students especially with improving their writing. I also have showed them strategies for getting their ideas on paper. I also have showed them how to spell check their work before presenting a paper to their teacher. I have a large number of practice for grammar and English in my files.
I wanted to pursue my master's degree in reading and literacy, so I got my master's degree online. I am constantly reading current articles on education practices. I have prepared many college and working professionals for exams, such as GRE's, Praxis 1 and 2. I also have helped ELL students prepare for the English Proficiency Test.
I have worked with middle school in English, study skills, grammar, reading, writing, and language usage. I have prepped a few students already for the ISEE this past school year. I am familiar about what they need to know for this test. I have gotten resources to help my students that had to prepare for this exam.
I have always enjoyed reading a variety of book genres. I have read a variety of different book genres when a student needs help with understanding a novel. I read a variety of books as a child, too. I have a large collection of novels from my classroom library. I go to the library once or twice a week to get books appropriate for the students I teach or tutor. Some of the books I have helped students understand and pull vocabulary from have been books by Gary Paulsen, classics like, To Kill a Mockingbird, The Crucible, Of Mice and Men, realistic fiction (Judy Blume books), history, and biographies. Sometimes, it helps students to write notes or orally tell what the chapter he or she is reading is about. I have always loved introducing my students to a variety of books and watching them get into books. Research shows that students who have read at least 5 books during the summer improve their skills in writing and reading.
I am qualified in tutoring in nutrition. I took an Aerobics and Weight Control class in college. We had a book about the importance of nutrition, having a healthy diet, exercise, and about weight control. I have books, workbooks, and activities on nutrition, exercise, and weight control. I was always very conscious about what I ate. I became very familiar with the caloric intake of foods I ate.
I have taught phonics to kindergarten students for several years. I also have worked with older students who need help in reading words. Some of them were not aware of how to pronounce words. Like they need to know ph makes the f sound. Knowing your sounds can help you spell words. Not all words are spelled phonetically. Some have exceptions. Students need to hear a sound and try to tell a word that begins with that word. Or ask them what ending sound do you hear in read. You hear the d sound. Some letters can sometimes make the same sound. This is something that students need to learn. Like c or k. What letter does can begin with? c.
Some students may have difficulty saying some letter sounds when they are younger. They can overcome this through extensive practice and time.I have made phonics games for my students to play to help them with developing phoneme awareness.
I took the Praxis tests to become an elementary teacher. There were three tests and then I had to take Elementary education test along with it. I have bought a Praxis study book to help me get a better idea what I will be tested on. I passed all areas.
Psychology was always one of my favorite subjects in high school and college. Being an education major, I took several psychology classes related to education. Some of them were: General Psychology, Social Psychology, Child Psychology, Adolescence and Adulthood, and Educational Psychology. In the past, I have helped college students prepare for their final and write a paper on a famous psychologist.
I have taken a few courses on special education. This past Spring I took a graduate course on working with students with special needs. I have learned about a variety of disabilities and the characteristics of them. I have had students who have been diagnosed with ADHD, ADD, Asperger's Syndrome, Speech impaired,and hearing impaired. I also have had experience with nonverbal students.
When I was a student, I looked for patterns in my spelling words and practiced writing them. I even did well when I took French and was able to recall the correct spelling. I have created spelling activities for primary students to help them prepare for their weekly spelling tests at school. I also recommend a book that I got through my Master's degree in reading and literacy.It is called Phonics Systemic Squential Phonics We Use. It is great for teachers to do activities with their students using letter tiles and letter trays to create words.
I have prepped students taking the SSAT assessment along with other major tests that students need to take. I have a lot of sources, books, workbooks, and activities to get them prepared for their test and feel confident while taking this test. Students need to know that they need to give themselves plenty of time to prepare for these tests. It is something you want to wait to the last minute to prepare for it. I show students some shortcuts to help them get the most advantage on doing well on their exam. It is best to practice, practice, practice!
As a student, I have used many learning strategies to help me be successful on tests. I also am familiar with using mnemonic devices in order to remember important information. Students can learn important acroymns by remembering what each letter means. There are many study skills students can use. I have taken a course this past Spring on learning strategies to help students at Walden University for my Master's degree in reading and literacy k-6. SQ3R is helpful when you are reviewing a chapter in a social studies book. I have used creative ways in remembering a list of words. I have created a silly sentence or one that is easy to remember starting with the first letter of the list of words. Making outlines can help some students on studying for certain subjects.
I have taught many ELL students in schools as a teacher. I also have tutored many students both children and adults in English, grammar, vocabulary, writing, and test prep.I have met with some adults who needed to prepare for an English proficiency test. Some need to take it to further their career. I bring useful resources with me when I meet my clients.
Having a well-established vocabulary is very important in communicating by speaking and writing. I like to incorporate vocabulary with students from their novels they are reading or select vocabulary words for their grade level. They are often tested on their vocabulary from state assessments.Studies show that students that read regularly, develop their vocabulary skills. I have my students look up vocabulary words and define them. Some of them keep them on index cards or an area of their binder, which has the vocabulary words he or she looked up. I also indicate what part of speech the word is and the page number I found it. I also use a variety of good websites for English, vocabulary,writing,and grammar. I have English workbooks I use with students. Vocabulary development is essential for students in communicating with professionally and writing effectively.