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Pamela E.

Neptune, NJ

$60/hour

Pam E. Test Prep Skills, Reading, English, Writing, and Study Skills

In-person lessons
100+ Hours
Background check passed as of 11/13/13
4.9 average from 89 ratings
Extremely patient and thorough!
— Noah, Neptune, NJ on 1/29/14

$60/Hour


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Kean University, Union, New Jersey
Elem. Ed. K-8

Education

Kean University, Union, New Jersey (Elem. Ed. K-8)

About Pamela

My ultimate goal is to provide my students with the confidence, motivation and tools necessary to succeed on their own. I strive to accomplish this with a smile, a show of understanding and most of all, respect. I pride myself in developing an excellent rapport with all of my students.

I have been deeply immersed in all aspects of education. My experiences include becoming a tenured fifth grade teacher, developing and instructing a kindergarten curriculum at a private school, advancing to the title of Director of Education for Sylvan Learning Center and last, accepting the position of Corporate Center Director for Huntington Learning Center. I now devote myself exclusively to private tutoring. My current educational focus specializes in standardized testing skills to include the reading, writing and language elements of the SAT, ACT and GRE, based on the new Core Curriculum standards. I am also skilled in the writing and editing of college application essays. Because of my broad experience, I possess the ability to work with students of all grade levels and aptitudes. I have accomplished this by developing a wide variety of learning styles, since no two individuals learn alike.

Communication with parents is key to the success of my tutoring plan, so feedback and progress reports will be frequent. I also try to be flexible with time and lesson dates. While I do have a 12-hour cancellation policy, I will offer makeup lessons.

My preference is to work with my students in a more controlled learning environment such as a library or bookstore. I will also do some traveling for the sake of your convenience. I also provide individualized materials in an organized binder (that is yours to keep), no matter what type of tutoring is being requested.

My experience and energetic spirit are boundless, with an ever-present desire to continue learning and in turn, imparting that knowledge on to others.

I eagerly look forward to hearing from you and helping you achieve academic success!
My ultimate goal is to provide my students with the confidence, motivation and tools necessary to succeed on their own. I strive to accomplish this with a smile, a show of understanding and most of all, respect. I pride myself in developing an excellent rapport with all of my students.

I have been deeply immersed in all aspects of
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Policies
Cancellation
12 hours notice required

This rate change does not apply to my existing students.

Travel Radius
Travels within 15 miles of Neptune, NJ 07753
Background Check: Passed
In-person lessons

"Extremely patient and thorough!"

- Noah, Neptune, NJ on 1/29/14

"Pam is great!"

- Lisa, Holmdel, NJ on 5/31/15

"Great tutor."

- Linda, Colts Neck, NJ on 2/9/14

"Very patient and thorough."

- Robin, Freehold, NJ on 12/31/13
Science:
PSAT
English:
ACT English, ACT Reading, English,
Grammar, Literature, Proofreading, Reading, SAT Reading, SAT Writing, Vocabulary, Writing
Test Preparation:
ACT English, ACT Reading, PSAT, SAT Reading, SAT Writing, SSAT
Language:
Reading, Writing
History:
Writing
Special Needs:
Elementary (K-6th),
Phonics,
Reading, Study Skills
Elementary Education:
Elementary (K-6th),
Grammar, Phonics,
Reading, Spelling,
Study Skills,
Vocabulary, Writing
Business:
Writing

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.

Elementary (K-6th)

I am qualified to tutor in the area of elementary (K-6th) education, because I received my bachelor of arts degree from Kean University that actually certifies me to teach grades K-8. Furthermore, I became a tenured fifth grade teacher at Judd Elementary School in North Brunswick, New Jersey. I have also tutored many children in that grade range, as well as years of substitute teaching from K-8 including Junior High School subject-specific classes.

English

Beginning with a degree in education and English, I have been a tenured elementary school teacher, a Director of Education for a Learning Center, a Corporate Center Director for another Learning Center, and a private tutor for over 15 years.

Phonics

I am qualified to teach phonics, because I am a licensed elementary education teacher, certified K-8. Phonics was one of the reading curriculum requirements when I was a tenured fifth grade teacher. I also spent nine years as a teacher, lead teacher, and ultimately the director of education at a Sylvan Learning Center, where phonics was considered one of the core principles in order to master reading comprehension. Since phonics is the necessary key to decoding words, it is essential to mastering the subjects of reading and writing.

Spelling

My qualifications in spelling include my five-year tenured position as a fifth grade teacher. I am also a former Director of Education at a Sylvan Learning Center and a former Corporate Center Director for Huntington Learning Centers. Additionally, I have an extensive background in Language Arts.

Study Skills

I am strongly qualified to help students to improve their study skills because I taught this program at Sylvan Learning Center. I headed the training programs that made our teachers eligible to instruct this course as well. The program that I institute as a tutor includes assessment goals to determine the student's strengths and weaknesses and what kind of learner they are. Maintaining a strict assignment planner is key. Explaining to my students about the delegation of time each day to each subject of learning, whether or not homework in that area has been assigned, is also essential. Proper preparation time for tests and other assignments must be conscientiously applied. My students must understand that studying for a test the night before taking it is not considered studying; this is cramming, and the information cannot be stored in their memory in that manner. Some of the strands of my program include organization and time management skills, note-taking strategies, reading and study strategies, as well as test-taking strategies.

Kean University, Union, New Jersey
Elem. Ed. K-8

Education

Kean University, Union, New Jersey (Elem. Ed. K-8)

Extremely patient and thorough!

From Noah's Mom - Pam arrives early and stays late (if she can). She makes sure Noah accomplishes the goals set for that session. She is extremely patient as she takes her time explaining new material. She is an integral component in Noah's education process. I'm very happy to have her on Noah's team.

— Noah, Neptune, NJ on 1/29/14

Hourly rate

Standard Hourly Rate: $60.00

Cancellation: 12 hours notice required

This rate change does not apply to my existing students.

Travel policy

Pamela will travel within 15 miles of Neptune, NJ 07753.