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Cary W.

Kalamazoo, MI

$35/hour

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

100+ Hours
Background check passed as of 8/14/15
5.0 average from 103 ratings
Patient and Engaging Tutor
— Danielle, Kalamazoo, MI on 7/28/17

$35/Hour


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Western Michigan Un,
WMU
Master's

Education

Western Michigan Un,

WMU (Master's)

About Cary

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!
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
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Policies
Cancellation
2 hours notice required
Travel Radius
Travels within 20 miles of Kalamazoo, MI 49006
Background Check: Passed

"Patient and Engaging Tutor"

- Danielle, Kalamazoo, MI on 7/28/17

"Amazing, amazing, amazing!"

- Holly, Kalamazoo, MI on 10/27/15

"Kind and knowledgable tutor"

- Netice, Lexington, MA on 8/14/15
Science:
Anthropology, Archaeology, Elementary Science, Psychology, Sociology
English:
English, Grammar, Literature, Reading, Vocabulary, Writing
Language:
Reading, Writing
History:
American History, Anthropology, Archaeology, European History, Social Studies, World History, Writing
Special Needs:
ADHD,
Dyslexia,
Elementary Science, Phonics,
Reading, Study Skills
Elementary Education:
ADHD,
Elementary Science, Grammar, Phonics,
Reading, Spelling, Study Skills, Vocabulary, Writing
Business:
Writing

Approved subjects are in bold.

Approved subjects

In most cases, tutors gain approval in a subject by passing a proficiency exam. For some subject areas, like music and art, tutors submit written requests to demonstrate their proficiency to potential students. If a tutor is interested but not yet approved in a subject, the subject will appear in non-bold font. Tutors need to be approved in a subject prior to beginning lessons.

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

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

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.

Western Michigan Un,
WMU
Master's

Education

Western Michigan Un,

WMU (Master's)

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, Kalamazoo, MI on 7/28/17

Hourly rate

Standard Hourly Rate: $35.00

Cancellation: 2 hours notice required

Travel policy

Cary will travel within 20 miles of Kalamazoo, MI 49006.