Oberlin College (Religion)
Bank Street College of Education (MEd)
The realization that teaching was the career path I wanted to pursue developed during my teenage years, as I taught archery at the summer camp I had attended since childhood. Following a liberal arts education at Oberlin College, I earned my Master’s degree in Childhood Education from Bank Street College in New York. Since then, I have taught kindergarten, first grade, and second grade at highly acclaimed schools in Lancaster, PA, New York City, and Washington, DC.
I specialize in teaching and tutoring elementary-school subjects, using a variety of techniques and methods. I incorporate experiential and “project-based” approaches to teaching/tutoring, whether I am working with an entire class or alone with one student. Children learn best when they are engaged, and experiential learning enhances that engagement, which then elevates a student’s comprehension and recall. Most students, if not all, benefit from an active role in their learning, when more than just one or two of their senses respond to the material they are being taught. These methods can be particularly effective when working with children with attention issues. I also embrace and utilize traditional learning techniques, as they are essential in all aspects of an elementary education.
Elementary math introduces the building blocks of number comprehension. These blocks must become second nature in order for students to not only compute, but to also conceptualize what numbers mean, and why. I specialize in teaching children to solve math problems by utilizing effective strategies, and by developing an understanding of why and how those strategies work, as well as what they mean.
Reading is a journey for children. They first need to understand not only how letters blend to make sounds, and then words, but also what those words mean in a context. Children need to continually enrich their comprehension of what they are reading. I specialize in helping children enhance their phonics skills, as well as introducing and reinforcing reading comprehension assets such as predicting, inferring, and summarizing. I have taught and tutored children when they are just beginning to read, as well as when they have a firm grasp of reading and are continuing to work on more complex comprehension skills.
I offer tutoring at a child’s home, or at an agreed-upon alternate space. I want both parents and their child to be satisfied by each of my tutoring sessions, and I will not bill if satisfaction is not achieved. I can be flexible, but I do have a 24-hour cancellation policy. I also offer a free consultation meeting.
I look forward to communicating with you about how I can help your child achieve her or his goals!
The realization that teaching was the career path I wanted to pursue developed during my teenage years, as I taught archery at the summer camp I had attended since childhood. Following a liberal arts education at Oberlin College, I earned my Master’s degree in Childhood Education from Bank Street College in New York. Since then, I have taught
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