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Carolyn S.

Patient and Effective Elementary Teacher

Patient and Effective Elementary Teacher

$40/hour

  • 8 hours tutoring

  • Royal Oak, MI 48067

About Carolyn


Bio

Hello! My name is Carolyn. I recently graduated with high distinction from The University of Michigan in Ann Arbor, where I obtained a degree in Elementary Education and a teaching certificate. My desire to be both a teacher and a tutor stems from a lifelong love of learning. I have experience with students from Kindergarten to 5th Grade, and I particularly enjoy working with Kindergarten and First Grade Students. I currently teach 1st and 2nd grade at a Montessori school. I love...

Hello! My name is Carolyn. I recently graduated with high distinction from The University of Michigan in Ann Arbor, where I obtained a degree in Elementary Education and a teaching certificate. My desire to be both a teacher and a tutor stems from a lifelong love of learning. I have experience with students from Kindergarten to 5th Grade, and I particularly enjoy working with Kindergarten and First Grade Students. I currently teach 1st and 2nd grade at a Montessori school. I love tutoring because it gives me a greater chance to work with a student as individuals and incorporate their interests into lessons.

As the recent graduate of a teacher education program, I have received a great deal of training in implementing the Common Core State Standards. As a math tutor, I strive to ensure that students gain a deep understanding of the concepts they are learning about by engaging them in exploration activities using math manipulatives as well as discussions about the content. I believe it is important to not just give students a procedural understanding of math, but to also give them a conceptual understanding. Due to my focus on Kindergarten and First Grade, I have a lot of experience teaching reading. I believe that there are three important components to successful reading instruction. One of those main components is phonics: it is important that students understand letter sound relationships as well as the sounds that common spelling patterns make in order to have more success in decoding words. To teach phonics, I use a lot of guided practice, games, and songs. The next main component of reading instruction is teaching decoding strategies. When students have different strategies they can go to, they are more likely to have success in figuring out a word they are stuck on. I teach each strategy individually and give students an opportunity to practice through reading a text. The last key component to effective reading instruction is comprehension. Students need to be able to understand what they are reading. I teach comprehension strategies by modeling their use and using guided practice.

I have some flexibility in setting up appointments. I am available most weeknights and Saturdays to tutor and would prefer to meet in a public setting like a library or a coffee shop. If you are interested in further discussing my qualifications or would like to set up an appointment, please do not hesitate to contact me. I look forward to speaking with you!


Education

University of Michigan
Elementary Education

Policies

  • Hourly rate: $40
  • Tutor’s lessons: In-person and online
  • Travel policy: Within 30 miles of Royal Oak, MI 48067
  • Lesson cancellation: 3 hours notice required
  • Background check passed on 12/14/2015

  • Your first lesson is backed by our Good Fit Guarantee

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Subjects

Corporate Training

Grammar

Elementary Education

Common Core,

Common Core

I am a certified elementary school teacher and have utilized several different curriculum guides which are based in the common core.
Elementary Math, Grammar, Reading

English

Grammar, Reading

Homeschool

Reading

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Reading

Summer

Reading

Test Preparation

Common Core

Common Core

I am a certified elementary school teacher and have utilized several different curriculum guides which are based in the common core.

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