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Kind, encouraging, patient and experienced!Jillaine, 42 lessons with BrendaBrenda works with my son and has off and on for over a year. She is everything a tutor should be. Kind and patient, encouraging and fun, etc. Her experience shows in her work. I highly recommend Brenda!Brenda works with my son and has off and on for over a year. She is everything a tutor should be. Kind and patient, encouraging and fun, etc. Her experience shows in her work. I highly recommend Brenda!
Hello! My name is Brenda. I am an experienced educator and have a current professional level teacher certification in special education for K - 12th grades. As a requirement of the Maine certification, the State of Maine conducts background checks and indicates the status on the certification. I am happy to share a viewing of my certification which indicates my passing the background check with my clients. I also have over 15 years of teaching experience at the college level. I love the...
Hello! My name is Brenda. I am an experienced educator and have a current professional level teacher certification in special education for K - 12th grades. As a requirement of the Maine certification, the State of Maine conducts background checks and indicates the status on the certification. I am happy to share a viewing of my certification which indicates my passing the background check with my clients. I also have over 15 years of teaching experience at the college level. I love the challenge of individualizing learning to meet a student's specific needs. My goal is the student's success without stress! I am quite adept interacting with students of all ages, having taught at the preschool, elementary, and college levels of education.
I have a Masters degree in Education with two majors, one in teaching students with learning disabilities and the other in teaching students with behavioral issues. I also have a degree in Psychology and apply research from psychology when teaching to identify motivational and learning techniques to unlock a student's potential. I first identify individual learning strengths. I follow this up by the use of strategies that break down learning tasks into smaller manageable pieces that are specific to a student's learning style and needs. My goal is for learning new things to become a chain of manageable confidence-building successes.
At the preschool level, I offer tutoring in language and vocabulary development, reading readiness, prewriting, math, and social skills. I use a combination of focused play, movement, and table sitting to build attention, pre-academic skills and on task behaviors. I use the State of Maine Early Learning Guidelines to identify gaps in a preschooler's learning and development. I then teach those skills to prepare for kindergarten entrance using developmentally appropriate practices that will appeal to preschoolers.
At the elementary level, I offer tutoring in language arts, including reading, writing, spelling, and vocabulary development; math,
As a person that struggles with reading and writing she's a great tutor. She has patience and she knows what knows about dyslexia and it's hard to find a tutor in that field. I had a lot of tutors that says they specialize in dyslexia and they know nothing. Can say she's one of the best tutors I've ever had hands down such a wonderful woman.Sharon, 53 lessons with Brenda
She's excellent tutor if you are dyslexia and have problems with reading and writing she's an excellent tutor. She make sure you understand what you're learning she has patience and she's such a wonderful person.Sharon, 53 lessons with Brenda
Brenda knows her craft of teaching. She has helped both of my kids 8 and 5 to stay on track with their grade level.Jerome, 126 lessons with Brenda
Wonderful and supportive tutor
Brenda is really great. She is knowledgeable, patient and flexible! My child, who tends to be shy when encountering new people, took to Brenda very quickly and really enjoys the sessions with her. And her summaries of tutoring sessions are both detailed and highly informative for us parents. I can't recommend Brenda highly enough!Shreesh, 35 lessons with Brenda
Patient, persuasive and diligent tutor
Brenda has been great at persuading our very reluctant 17 year old daughter to engage with her for tutoring. She doesn't give up and I so appreciate all her efforts. We look forward to many more sessions with Brenda at the helm.Susan, 17 lessons with Brenda
Brenda completed her first lesson with our 11 year old today. He was nervous about having a tutor, but they hit it off right away. He was focused the entire hour which never happens. She gave such thorough feedback that will be so helpful to share with his teachers. We have gotten more information out of one session with Brenda than we have through out all his years of school. We will continue with her services until he is feeling confident and up to speed. Thanks, Brenda!Sarah, 19 lessons with Brenda
Kind and effective tutor
Brenda has started teaching my son on writing and studying skills. I especially appreciate Brenda's kind, encouraging, effective, patient, accepting, and making study fun and interesting way of teaching, that will foster and increase student's confidence in study and all aspect of his/her life which will benefit him/her on all aspect of his/her life besides making academic progress. Thank you, Brenda.Ye, 61 lessons with Brenda
Knowledgeable and wonderful tutor!
Brenda tutored my son for the Asvabs. She gave him great strategies to succeed. Brenda also instilled confidence in his ability. She is very patient and kind as well. Highly recommend!Julie, 11 lessons with Brenda
Knowledgeable, organized and kind
Super fortunate to have Brenda helping me organize, strategize and focus on my goals. She is an excellent tutor! I'm adding as many sessions as I can before my SAT!Amelia, 5 lessons with Brenda