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New Wyzant Tutor With 22 Years of Experience
Kimberly P.

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New Wyzant Tutor With 22 Years of Experience
New Wyzant Tutor With 22 Years of Experience
Kimberly P.

9 hours tutoring

Your first lesson is backed by our Good Fit Guarantee

9 hours tutoring

Your first lesson is backed by our Good Fit Guarantee

About Kimberly


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I am originally from Central New York, where I received my first teaching license. From there, I attended graduate school for Clinical Psychology and continued to pursue my love for teaching. My first teaching job was as a 10th-grade English Teacher where I taught 2 special education classes and co-taught 2 general education classes. After 1 year in high school, I moved to the elementary setting, where I spent the next 19 years teaching. In total, I have taught 10 years as a 5th-grade...

I am originally from Central New York, where I received my first teaching license. From there, I attended graduate school for Clinical Psychology and continued to pursue my love for teaching. My first teaching job was as a 10th-grade English Teacher where I taught 2 special education classes and co-taught 2 general education classes. After 1 year in high school, I moved to the elementary setting, where I spent the next 19 years teaching. In total, I have taught 10 years as a 5th-grade teacher, 3 years as a 3rd-grade teacher, and 6 years as a 6th-grade teacher. I have experience working 1:1 with students as well as leading small group sessions that were skills-based and taught online during COVID. My current position is as a 6th-grade Middle School Social Studies teacher, a position I have held for the past 2 years and where I was nominated for Teacher of the Year. I am certified to teach PreK-6th grade general education and grades 6-9 Social Studies.

My teaching philosophy is built upon fostering relationships with students. From displaying passion and excitement for the subject matter I teach to creating a sense of community and inclusion with my students, I firmly believe both are crucial to increasing student engagement and success. I am an engaging and energetic teacher who specializes in elementary Math and Reading, and I begin each year and each class by getting to know my students and their learning style. I love to present multiple methods for topics that I teach so that students can find a process that highlights their strengths. I utilize spiral review so that students are touching on topics multiple times in multiple ways. I believe that students who make real-world connections to the curriculum will achieve greater success.

I am organized, responsive to student needs, and encouraging and I look forward to hearing from you. Please feel free to message me with any questions or to book a session.


Education

Hobart and William Smith College
Psychology
Loyola College Maryland
Masters

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Elementary Education

Elementary (K-6th),

Elementary (K-6th)

I have taught 5th-grade Math, ELA, Science, and Social Studies for a total of 10 years in Virginia and North Carolina, where I have utilized the Common Core curriculum. I have taught 6th grade for 6 years, where I have taught all subjects, including Math 6+. I also spent 5 years teaching only 5th-grade Math in North Carolina. I have taught students in a 1:1 setting as well as small literacy-focused groups.
Elementary Math,

Elementary Math

I have taught 3rd-grade math for 3 years using whole group as well as small group instruction based on skills. As a 5th-grade teacher, I spend 5 years teaching 5th grade Math only in a school with a middle school model. It was the only subject that I taught while at that school. I utilized whole-group instruction as well as small-group instruction based on data collected.
Elementary Science,

Elementary Science

I have taught 5th-grade Science using a hands-on approach for 5 years. In addition, I taught 3rd-grade Science for 3 years with an emphasis on experiential learning. Finally, I taught 6th-grade Science for 3 years with a focus on small group and hand-on instruction.
Reading

Reading

I have spent 15 years teaching in elementary school settings where I taught Reading. I have used Common Core standards as well as skills-based small group instruction. I have received training using the Reading Apprenticeship approach to teaching Reading and currently utilize that with Reading, Science, and Social Studies material.

English

Reading

Reading

I have spent 15 years teaching in elementary school settings where I taught Reading. I have used Common Core standards as well as skills-based small group instruction. I have received training using the Reading Apprenticeship approach to teaching Reading and currently utilize that with Reading, Science, and Social Studies material.

History

Social Studies

Social Studies

I have taught 3rd and 5th grade Social Studies using the Common Core Curriculum. I have used such techniques as interactive notebooks and hands-on projects. I use games to assist students with vocabulary. I am currently teaching 6th-grade Social Studies in a Middle School. Here I use interactive notebooks and project-based learning to assist students with accessing the curriculum.

Homeschool

Elementary (K-6th),

Elementary (K-6th)

I have taught 5th-grade Math, ELA, Science, and Social Studies for a total of 10 years in Virginia and North Carolina, where I have utilized the Common Core curriculum. I have taught 6th grade for 6 years, where I have taught all subjects, including Math 6+. I also spent 5 years teaching only 5th-grade Math in North Carolina. I have taught students in a 1:1 setting as well as small literacy-focused groups.
Reading

Reading

I have spent 15 years teaching in elementary school settings where I taught Reading. I have used Common Core standards as well as skills-based small group instruction. I have received training using the Reading Apprenticeship approach to teaching Reading and currently utilize that with Reading, Science, and Social Studies material.

Most Popular

Elementary (K-6th),

Elementary (K-6th)

I have taught 5th-grade Math, ELA, Science, and Social Studies for a total of 10 years in Virginia and North Carolina, where I have utilized the Common Core curriculum. I have taught 6th grade for 6 years, where I have taught all subjects, including Math 6+. I also spent 5 years teaching only 5th-grade Math in North Carolina. I have taught students in a 1:1 setting as well as small literacy-focused groups.
Reading

Reading

I have spent 15 years teaching in elementary school settings where I taught Reading. I have used Common Core standards as well as skills-based small group instruction. I have received training using the Reading Apprenticeship approach to teaching Reading and currently utilize that with Reading, Science, and Social Studies material.

Summer

Elementary (K-6th),

Elementary (K-6th)

I have taught 5th-grade Math, ELA, Science, and Social Studies for a total of 10 years in Virginia and North Carolina, where I have utilized the Common Core curriculum. I have taught 6th grade for 6 years, where I have taught all subjects, including Math 6+. I also spent 5 years teaching only 5th-grade Math in North Carolina. I have taught students in a 1:1 setting as well as small literacy-focused groups.
Reading

Reading

I have spent 15 years teaching in elementary school settings where I taught Reading. I have used Common Core standards as well as skills-based small group instruction. I have received training using the Reading Apprenticeship approach to teaching Reading and currently utilize that with Reading, Science, and Social Studies material.

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