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Cary W.

Battles, bones and grammar-what's not to love?

Battles, bones and grammar-what's not to love?

$35/hour

  • 199 hours tutoring

  • Kalamazoo, MI 49006

About Cary


Bio

Hi there. If you're reading this, someone's having difficulties in school. It may be your child or grandchild, a niece or nephew, maybe a friend-maybe even you. I would like to be the one to help.

I've been tutoring for four years now, mainly working with kids who have learning differences. These learning differences may be diagnosed as dyslexia, but educational research shows that they are really the result of a brain that is working differently to take in the world. In fact, these...

Hi there. If you're reading this, someone's having difficulties in school. It may be your child or grandchild, a niece or nephew, maybe a friend-maybe even you. I would like to be the one to help.

I've been tutoring for four years now, mainly working with kids who have learning differences. These learning differences may be diagnosed as dyslexia, but educational research shows that they are really the result of a brain that is working differently to take in the world. In fact, these studies show that people diagnosed as dyslexic often end up being the new idea folks. Steve Jobs, the man who put the personal computer in everyone's reach, is dyslexic. So is Steven Spielberg. So were Henry Ford and Thomas Edison. So thank goodness for the different ways our brains work.

Given this, I've been trained to use multi-sensory techniques, techniques that cover all the ways we learn. Some of us are visual learners, some of us learn best when we hear and discuss ideas, some people find it helpful to move or have a fidget to keep their muscles active. So I work hard to find the best technique to teach students. Based on their learning styles, I develop daily lesson plans that use their strengths to cover areas that are tough.

In addition to teaching Language Arts and Reading, I have also taught Middle School Study Skills and tutored in High School AP History. I've covered the age range from kindergarten to high school and I love all ages.

So, if you're looking for someone with a lot of knowledge, a sense of humor, tons of patience and boundless enthusiasm-I'm available!


Education

Western Michigan Un,
undergrad
WMU
Masters

Policies

  • Hourly rate: $35
  • Tutor’s lessons: In-person and online
  • Travel policy: Within 20 miles of Kalamazoo, MI 49006
  • Lesson cancellation: 2 hours notice required
  • Background check passed on 8/14/2015

  • Your first lesson is backed by our Good Fit Guarantee

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Subjects

Corporate Training

Grammar

Elementary Education

Phonics,

Phonics

I have been trained in the Orton-Gillingham method which uses a phonic, multi-sensory approach to working with students who have learning differences such as dyslexia and dysgraphia. This is the primary method I have used with the students I have worked with the last 8 years when they are having issues with learning to read, spell and write.
Grammar, Reading, Vocabulary

English

English, Grammar, Literature, Reading, Vocabulary, Writing

History

American History, European History, World History

Homeschool

English, Reading, Writing

Most Popular

English, Reading, Writing

Science

Psychology

Special Needs

ADHD,

ADHD

I have been a tutor for over 8 years and about 75% of the students I have worked with have had ADD or ADHD. I have have attended presentations and discussions about working with students with ADD/HD presented by organizations in town, including Children and Adults with ADD (CHAD). In addition I read articles from professional journals and keep up with the latest research and teaching techniques.
Dyslexia,

Dyslexia

I have been trained in the Orton-Gillingham method, which uses multi-sensory techniques to teach reading, spelling and writing to students with dyslexia. I have also been trained in Picture This, which helps in visualization while reading and Handwriting Without Tears. For the first 6 years of my tutoring career, I worked almost exclusively with students who were dyslexic.
Phonics

Phonics

I have been trained in the Orton-Gillingham method which uses a phonic, multi-sensory approach to working with students who have learning differences such as dyslexia and dysgraphia. This is the primary method I have used with the students I have worked with the last 8 years when they are having issues with learning to read, spell and write.

Summer

Reading, Writing

Ratings and Reviews


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Patient and Engaging Tutor

Cary is very patient and has great ideas that get your child engaged. My son doesn't love to sit down and do school work but he enjoys his hour with Cary. She also gives time after his scheduled tutor time to discuss everything with me. It is nice to be included on what they are working on so we can continue it throughout the week.

Danielle, 14 lessons with Cary

Amazing, amazing, amazing!

Hiring Cary to tutor our 8 year old son has been one of the best decisions we have ever made! Cary is engaging, extremely knowledgeable, patient, and inspiring. Our son, who "hates" reading, looks forward to every lesson he has with Cary. He often tells us he wishes he could see her more often. Cary has created such a strong bond with our son and really cares about his success. She is amazing at keeping him on track even with his ADHD. His confidence level is continuously rising and we are excited to see how working with Cary will impact his school year! Our only regret is not finding Cary sooner!

Holly, 78 lessons with Cary

Kind and knowledgable tutor

Cary started to work with my 9 year old who needs some revision and with my 12 year old who needs some challenge. My kids were very happy after the first class as she was well prepared and managed to make the class interesting. She has been really kind and patient which is much appreciated!

Netice, 43 lessons with Cary

$35/hour

Cary W.

$35/hour

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