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Amy R.

New Boston, NH

$40/hour

Certified (NH and MA), Reading and Learning Specialist:

In-person lessons
5.0 average from 14 ratings
Skillful reading tutor
— Samira, Amherst, NH on 6/15/16

$40/Hour


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Wheelock College
ElemEdHumanities
Lesley University
Master's

Education

Wheelock College (ElemEdHumanities)

Lesley University (Master's)

About Amy

It is my belief that all students are smart and capable. However, when students are weak in essential skills, the rest of their academic profile suffers. The cornerstone for strong academic skills is strong reading, writing, and communication skills. When working with an individual, it is critical to assess student's strengths and weaknesses and then develop the goals necessary to strengthen learning.

I am a certified, New Hampshire educator, both in Elementary Education and as a K-adult Reading Consultant. I am the graduate of two teaching schools, Wheelock College and Lesley University. I spent a lot of time in school learning to teach and reach students. Understanding each individual student's point of view is the key to reaching that student and developing successful academic habits. I am interested in teaching students skills in reading to promote strong habits in all areas of the curriculum. Writing to learn is also a focus. Individual goals for each learner will be set as the basis for the tutorial plans.

My area of strength is as a reading and language specialist. I have had a broad range of teaching experiences ranging from early elementary to adults. My most recent experience was that of a reading specialist in Derry, New Hampshire. Previously, I worked teaching reading courses to community college students who were weak with reading and language skills. I have worked in teaching environments where I had the freedom to develop curriculum and corresponding lesson plans to meet the curriculum goals. I particularly enjoy developing learning projects to help immerse students in real learning while helping them to achieve strong academic skills.

I believe that students learn best in chunks of time. Tutoring sessions are offered in 4, 6, or 8 week blocks of time. It takes some time to get to know the student's strengths and weaknesses. In addition, it takes time for skills to develop and concepts to be practiced. Tutoring will be done in person at the local library of one's choice. I believe this is an excellent environment, free of most distractions, for students to learn. Online and off-line activities will be used to develop students' skills.
It is my belief that all students are smart and capable. However, when students are weak in essential skills, the rest of their academic profile suffers. The cornerstone for strong academic skills is strong reading, writing, and communication skills. When working with an individual, it is critical to assess student's strengths and weaknesses and Read more

Policies
Cancellation
24 hours notice required
Travel Radius
Travels within 20 miles of New Boston, NH 03070
In-person lessons

"Skillful reading tutor"

- Samira, Amherst, NH on 6/15/16
English:
English,
ESL/ESOL,
Grammar,
Literature, Reading,
SAT Reading, Vocabulary, Writing
Test Preparation:
SAT Reading
Language:
ESL/ESOL
History:
American History, Geography,
Social Studies, World History
Elementary Education:
Elementary (K-6th), Grammar,
Reading,
Study Skills,
Vocabulary

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.

English

I am a trained and certified educator in both New Hampshire and Massachusetts. My specialty is older learners (middle school-adulthood). My strengths include foreign language learning, writing development skills, and reading strategy instruction.

ESL/ESOL

I am a certified New Hampshire educator in the areas of Elementary Education and as a Reading Specialist. I have had many cultural experiences relating to the teaching of ESL students as well as adults.

Geography

In college I took a course about Medieval England and spent three weeks exploring and traveling with a college professor and a small group of students. I then went on to Germany to visit my brother and my cousin. Again I traveled and explored extensively. Upon graduating from college, I began my career working at an American school in El Salvador. This opportunity enabled me to travel around El Salvador, exploring cities, towns, and its natural resources such as beaches and volcanoes. In addition I traveled to Guatemala. I continue to hold a great interest in geography and travel and had the opportunity to travel to Italy last November, prompting me to continue learning Italian and other Romance languages.

Grammar

I am a trained and certified reading specialist in the states of New Hampshire and Massachusetts. I am also interested in language study and second language learning. I am currently learning Italian, speak some French and Spanish.

I have worked with students ages, kindergarten through adulthood.

I look forward to working with you.

Reading

I am a certified reading specialist in New Hampshire. Furthermore, I have experience working with students at this level and the college level. I taught at Nashua Community College for numerous semesters in the Developmental Reading Department which seeks to strengthen students who have weak reading and language skills.

Study Skills

I am a certified and licensed educator. I have taught ages K-Adult in a wide-range of disciplines, including ESL and college reading coursework. I am a skillful and active learner and can develop programs to effectively serve students to strengthen their overall academic performance. Study skills and strong organizational skills are necessary for academic growth for any student.

Wheelock College
ElemEdHumanities
Lesley University
Master's

Education

Wheelock College (ElemEdHumanities)

Lesley University (Master's)

Skillful reading tutor

Reading comprehension and writing has always been a struggle for my 16 year old son. He has had several tutors over the past few years but none of them have had Amy's focus and skill. She spent time evaluating and identifying his strengths and weaknesses. They spent the next several weeks working on specific strategies to improve his skills. My son states that Amy has helped him more in just a

— Samira, Amherst, NH on 6/15/16

Hourly rate

Standard Hourly Rate: $40.00

Cancellation: 24 hours notice required

Travel policy

Amy will travel within 20 miles of New Boston, NH 03070.