Kean University, Union, New Jersey (Elem. Ed. K-8)
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.
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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.
Pam has taught my son so many new and innovative ways to study. So thankful! His grades have dramatically gotten better.
Currently have two children being tutored for their SAT's. Kids love her style of teaching and the way she keeps them organized!
I am not usually one to write a review but when you are highly impressed with someone's service, you must. I am extremely happy with Pamela. She is pleasant to deal with, very patient with my daughter and extremely thorough with her lessons. After every lesson, I receive verbal and written feedback with what was covered during the lesson and what my daughter should be working on. She is caring and generally concerned for the well being of her students.
I have had tutors for my daughter before. I have never been so impressed with someone's ability to connect with my daughter, preparedness for every lesson, patience and tutoring style. I highly recommend Pamela. She is definitely an answer to my prayers.
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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.
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.
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.
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.
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.