Patient, Effective MCPS Certified Teacher in Eng, Fr, & Russ
Patient, Effective MCPS Certified Teacher in Eng, Fr, & Russ
Greetings! I am a 10-year veteran French teacher of MCPS, with six years of tutoring experience in Reading (K-12), Writing (K-12), Study Skills, French and Russian Language and Culture, and Test Prep (SAT, SSAT, ISEE, PSAT, HSPT). I always take time to evaluate a new student's learning style, academic strengths and weaknesses, and attitudes toward learning different subjects. I strive to make learning rigorous, but engaging and even fun for students, especially those with ADHD and low...
Greetings! I am a 10-year veteran French teacher of MCPS, with six years of tutoring experience in Reading (K-12), Writing (K-12), Study Skills, French and Russian Language and Culture, and Test Prep (SAT, SSAT, ISEE, PSAT, HSPT). I always take time to evaluate a new student's learning style, academic strengths and weaknesses, and attitudes toward learning different subjects. I strive to make learning rigorous, but engaging and even fun for students, especially those with ADHD and low motivation, Hands-on activities such as Total Physical Response, contests, games, online interactive games, and lively discussion help these students to become involved in their classes, in studying and in getting results. My students learn to journal, organize their grades, their time, their notebooks, and their work space. I use a lesson plan, customized review sheets which I prepare, and I give homework and a weekly work plan. Whenever possible, I develop a relationship with the student's teachers. Students who become interested in learning and why it is critical for their future careers and life in general start to do much better in their school work. I have been quite effective in bringing about satisfying results in grades and attitudes in my tutoring. I care about my students, what they are going through in school, and I am available to them whenever they need me.
Standardized Test Prep has changed in recent years. The ETS, which administers the PSAT and the SAT, does not ask students to answer questions which are above their level, but it does demand a thorough knowledge of the basics. In addition, ETS often asks questions of average difficulty in math in a complex way, in order to test a student's ability to simplify and change the form of numerical information before working a problem. My students review any areas in which they have gaps in their knowledge. In Test Prep, which is becoming so competitive, we practice the basics with white board games, flash cards, and sometimes games online. I make sure that their foundation knowledge in lower level math, reading and English is solid. I teach that the rules and principles of every subject must be internalized for a lifetime of success. I teach my students to be efficient, curious seekers of knowledge.
One last note, when tutoring test prep, I believe that the only way to learn for the test is to take the tests! I offer one free "mock" test in which I establish a baseline score and a good grasp of where your son or daughter needs to focus and where he or she is strong. Both can be used to determine test-taking strategies. By the end of a session, each student has ideally completed 6 full Practice Tests in the Test for which they are preparing.
So, if you are looking for a patient, caring tutor who understands the principles of preparing lifelong learners, call me. I know I can start your child on the path to being a confident Master Student and to getting better grades that he or she may have ever believed possible.
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Works well with different learning styles
Paige is tutoring my daughter for SAT English, some SAT math and helping her with a college essay. My daughter has dyslexia and a much different learning style than the norm. Paige just gets her, tailors her tutoring to her learning style and needs and my daughter loves her. I wish we would have found her sooner.Maayan, 3 lessons with Paige
Paige helped my son with properties as it relates to the (PIE) not sure of the correct symbol, also the importance of remembering them. it was the first session and it went well so we will see how it progresses.Michelle, 5 lessons with Paige
Patient and Knowledgeable
Paige has a strong understanding of French grammar and helped me correct my speaking errors. She was on time, patient, prepared, and a very nice lady to work with.Loriana, 1 lesson with Paige
Excellent, patient, analytical - willing to go the extra mile
Paige was excellent for my daughter. She worked well with her and was able to show her (with kindness) where her analysis went wrong in her writing. Paige gave my daughter tools and extra assignments, and Paige also went the extra mile to read much of the book my daughter was reading to ensure a more meaningful lesson.Charisse, 1 lesson with Paige
Patient, engaging and knowledgeable
Paige demonstrates interest in her student. She looks for topics he is interested in to drive the lesson objectives to him. She is engaging and patient. She looks proactively for material to help the lesson. Excellent experience!.Aurora, 20 lessons with Paige
My daughter looks forward to her tutoring sessions with Paige every week. She is very patient and quickly identifies areas that my daughter needs support with. She brings supplemental worksheets and activities to make the tutoring session fun. I highly recommend her.Patricia, 39 lessons with Paige
Great French Tutor
Paige has recently begun tutoring my son who is a freshman in high school. He is in Honors French and the course load is very demanding. He asked me to find him a tutor so he could stay on top of everything. We are so lucky to have found Paige. She has such a calm and kind personality and my son clicked with her from the first minute he met her. She is giving him the knowledge and confidence that he needs for this course. I would highly recommend Paige to anyone who needs a tutor.Susan, 12 lessons with Paige
Absolutely the best tutor!
We are extremely pleased with Paige. My daughter has been taking reading lessons with her for a year now and she is way ahead of her class in her reading and comprehension. My daughter is really engaged in the lessons. Paige is patient, knowledgeable and absolutely the best tutor out there!Sanaz, 37 lessons with Paige
The best tutor you could ever have!
We have had Ms. Paige only for about three months but we have seen a great improvement in our daughter's reading. Thanks to Paige she's becoming a great speller! Thank you Ms. Paige!!!Reka, 25 lessons with Paige
Overall, just wonderful!
Her techniques in keeping my son interested in learning are awesome! My son can be very difficult at times having difficulty keeping on task, concentrating and so on. She has made learning fun for him and she is a great communicator with children. I highly recommend Paige for any child, especially those with learning disabilities such as ADHD. She can tackle both the learning and emotional aspects involved with ADHD.Maria, 40 lessons with Paige
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