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Fitchburg State University, Fitchburg, MA (Elem. Ed. and IDIS)
Learning should be fun. When it stops being fun, you might need another perspective on the material. A change in perspective can make all the difference.
The same method or approach doesn't work for every student. I have become familiar with that fact as I worked as a substitute teacher for the past year and a half and at the after school program I oversaw for three years. Not every classroom operates the same way. Often, students need an alternative explanation in order to make sense of difficult topics.
Even though I am licensed to teach grades 1-6, I do not see myself as a classroom teacher. So much time is wasted on classroom management, that no student reaches his or her full potential. Many students are too distracted to learn or spend most of the day waiting for distracted students to catch up to them. I have been tutoring peers and students for the last 13 years. A tutoring environment allows me to focus in on the needs of each student. I can target boredom, misunderstandings, or distraction to make learning more effective.
My personal background as a home school student gives me a spirit of self-motivation. I work diligently to accomplish personal goals, as well as helping other students set and achieve their personal goals. Having choice in my high school curriculum gave me the opportunity to pursue the knowledge and skills I valued. I value knowledge that is practical and useful. I try to find practical applications for more obscure topics, since as a student I often lamented, "When am I ever going to need to know how to do this math? It's not useful at all!"
I look forward to helping you see things from a different angle. I hope to help you understand well enough to enjoy math, science, reading, writing, music, and learning. Learning should be fun. When it stops being fun, you might need another perspective on the material. A change in perspective can make all the difference.
The same method or approach doesn't work for every student. I have become familiar with that fact as I worked as a substitute teacher for the past year and a half and at the after
Elizabeth is so smart and completely on top of her game! My experience was top notch and absolutely wonderful. I was given so much (but not too much) information. I was understood, taught new skills and walked away feeling like a million bucks. THANK YOU!!!!
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Algebra 1 should be fun and easy. If it is challenging for you or your loved one, please contact me. I love helping students understand using creative methods and visual representations.
History is so important because it is the story of where we came from. It the story that belongs to all of us. Learning who and when (those much loathed names and dates) will be much easier if you understand why and how.
For the past few years, I have been working with a student with Asperger's. When I met him, he was failing everything except science - his favorite. We worked together weekly to improve his study skills, time management skills, and give him the extra boost he needed. Now he is doing well in school and enjoying more subject areas than only science.
Since I was homeschooled, I was always home when my mom was making lunch. Early on, I wanted to know how to make what she was making. While I am no culinary genius, I know what it takes to make delicious, wholesome meals for a family. I'd love to help you if this is an area of uncertainty for you.
While I don't correct the mistakes friends make on Facebook, I certainly notice errors in grammar. I would be happy to help you or you child make sense of all the rules of grammar!
Literature is one of my passions. There are few things I love more in this world than sitting around the living room with some friends, discussing the ideas and thoughts found in a piece of good writing. I love to debate the author's intent and support my answers with obscure quotes from the text. I find great joy in identifying related themes in unrelated works.
I was happy to graduate college with a minor in Literature.
Prealgebra: necessary evil to some, a fun adventure to others.
What will your experience be? I can help prealgebra be less terrifying to you or your student.
I have been tutoring prealgebra for a long time. I've had many success stories, starting with the friends I helped while we were in the class!
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