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Sari B.

Livingston, NJ

$65/hour

Elementary Teacher and Tutor

In-person lessons
10+ Hours
Background check passed as of 6/27/16

$65/Hour


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Fairleigh Dickinson University
Psychology
Fairleigh Dickinson University
Master's
Kean
Master's

Education

Fairleigh Dickinson University (Psychology)

Fairleigh Dickinson University (Master's)

Kean (Master's)

About Sari

I have been a teacher for the past 20 years working in a variety grades at the elementary level. I have also the opportunity to tutor many students outside of the classroom. This allows me more one on one time with each student to enhance the learning that takes place in their own classroom. I specialize in tutoring elementary students in reading, writing, and math. I can help students who need additional help, to maintain skills taught in school, or to accelerate the learning from school. I am able to use a multi-sensory approach to teaching math. I am able to break down difficult concepts for children and them them become successful mathematical thinkers and problem solvers.

I believe in the constructivist approach to teaching children. In this approach students are constructing their own knowledge based on their prior experiences and their everyday lives. As such, this requires me have knowledge of my students and implement lessons that are differentiated. This framework allows for children to develop their writing and reading skills by freeing them to explore both the conventions and craft of writing and decoding and comprehension in ways that are personally meaningful to them. Utilizing this approach all of my students have flourished. I have found that multisensory methods like Orton Gillingham, Wilson Reading, and Touch Math implemented within this framework beneficial for students.

I have been teaching using the Common Core for many years. I am able to incorporate a high level depth of knowledge into each lesson.

I am able to use many different types of assessments to determine where you child needs help with in learning phonics. This will be essential for learning to read.

I think it is important to incorporate spelling into each lesson. Students need to know the rules of how words are put together in order to spell and read.

I am available to tutor everyday. My base rate is $65/hour for in person lessons. I can also offer lesson package discounts--please contact me for more details.

I look forward to hearing from you to help your child achieve success in their education.
I have been a teacher for the past 20 years working in a variety grades at the elementary level. I have also the opportunity to tutor many students outside of the classroom. This allows me more one on one time with each student to enhance the learning that takes place in their own classroom. I specialize in tutoring elementary students in reading, Read more

Policies
Travel Radius
Travels within 10 miles of Livingston, NJ 07039
Background Check: Passed
In-person lessons
Math:
Common Core,
Elementary (K-6th),
Elementary Math
Science:
Elementary Science
English:
Grammar, Reading, Vocabulary
Test Preparation:
Common Core
Language:
Reading
Special Needs:
Common Core,
Dyslexia,
Elementary (K-6th),
Elementary Math, Elementary Science, Phonics,
Reading, Special Needs,
Study Skills
Elementary Education:
Common Core,
Elementary (K-6th),
Elementary Math, Elementary Science, Grammar, Handwriting,
Homeschool,
Phonics,
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.

Common Core

As a New Jersey teacher, I have been teaching using the Common Core Standards for the past few years. I am able to incorporate the most important parts of the Common Core into lessons. Each lesson I create place emphasis on using high level depth of knowledge which is an emphasis when teaching the Common Core.

Dyslexia

I am a certified Special Education teacher. I have been trained in two specific approaches to teaching dyslexic students how to read. These are Wilson Reading and Orton Gillingham reading. I also teach math using a multi-sensory approach to help dyslexic students to succeed. This approach using points to help students learn numbers and number sense. (Touch Math) I know how to differentiate instruction for students with Dyslexia. They must learn through a kinesthetic phonics based approach in reading and writing. Throughout the lessons, I always use ongoing informal and formal assessments to guide instruction.

Elementary (K-6th)

I am a certified K-8 elementary teacher. I have taught various grades throughout my career. I currently work in Maplewood New Jersey at the Clinton School. I am also certified as an Early Childhood Teacher Pre-k-3. I also have my Teacher of the Handicapped certificate K-12.

Handwriting

I have am able to teach handwriting through various techniques such as Handwriting Without Tears. I am also a trained Wilson Instructor which has a handwriting component.

Homeschool

I am a certified teacher in New Jersey. I am able to teach grade Pre-8th. I am also a certified special educator with a certificate in K-12th in New Jersey. As a certified teacher and homeschool instructor, I know how to meet the common core standards while in a home school environment. I differentiate the instruction to meet the needs of each student that is receiving homeschool instruction. I assess students where they start in math, reading, and writing to know exactly what must be taught during the homeschool tutoring sessions. I continually assess to ensure learning during the homeschool process.

Phonics

I have been teaching phonics for 20 years. I am trained in Wilson Reading and Orton Gillingham. These are multi-sensory approaches to teaching reading and phonics. I am able to assess different level of phonics using a variety of methods. This allows me to teach directly to the skill each child needs.

Special Needs

I am a New Jersey certified Teacher of the Handicapped k-12. I have taught many special education classes throughout my career. I know how to modify instruction and meet the need of each student.

Study Skills

As a special education teacher, I have been able to help student in study skills. This help focus students to students to focus on the most important skills needed in each subject area.

Fairleigh Dickinson University
Psychology
Fairleigh Dickinson University
Master's
Kean
Master's

Education

Fairleigh Dickinson University (Psychology)

Fairleigh Dickinson University (Master's)

Kean (Master's)

Hourly rate

Standard Hourly Rate: $65.00

Travel policy

Sari will travel within 10 miles of Livingston, NJ 07039.