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Alicia F.

Brooklyn, NY

$40/hour

School done in June? Experienced tutor ready to go for the summer!

In-person lessons
800+ Hours
Background check passed as of 4/26/11
4.8 average from 165 ratings
Excellent
— Tiffany, Brooklyn, NY on 10/30/15

$40/Hour


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University of North Carolina, Chapel Hill
Psychology
Washington University in St. Louis
Master's

Education

University of North Carolina, Chapel Hill (Psychology)

Washington University in St. Louis (Master's)

About Alicia

Children seem to forget what they learned the previous year and have a chance to fall behind in September. What can YOU do to prevent that? Make sure your child has a tutor for the SUMMER! And who should that tutor be? ME!

I graduated with an MSW (Focus: Children, Youth and Families) from Washington University in St. Louis in 2010. I am dedicated in making sure that our children progress at all times through different tactics and tools but a lot of empowerment. Each child has the capacity to understand the work - the child just has to believe that he/she can!

I have tutored privately and publicly. I tutored high school students as they prepared for their Integrated Algebra Regents. I tutored one-on-one New York City public school students in math and ELA. My strengths in math are K-8, pre-algebra, and Algebra 1. I have also helped several of my students with reading comprehension and phonics. I also help adults who need assistance in basic mathematics.

I also have several years of experience working with students during after-school programs and summer day camps. I have developed a math curriculum that helps students learn about life things while learning math skills. Several students improved their math skills with increased scores from the pre-test to the post-test. Currently, I am work in a youth organization with children of all ages, 6 - 18.

My methods include using online resources to help the students understand the subject fully. I go over the material, work on problems together, and then have the students attempt the problems on their own. After they complete the problems I give, we review the incorrect answers. Students will be given work that I expect completed when I return for another tutoring session. This allows me to make sure they are able to do at least attempt the work on their own and allow me to see if we can move forward or if I need to review. I do not go onto another subject until I feel that the student fully understands what was previously taught.

I am advanced on the computer with amazing typing skills - at least 90 WPM, ability to help create great presentations, and organized by using spreadsheets. I can also help your son or daughter develop organizational and study skills.

I am passionate and a hard worker when it comes to helping our youth. I like to produce results and show that my work will help the students as they continue with their future.

With access to a car and occasional use of public transportation, I am able to tutor your child at your home or a public location!

References can be given if requested.
Children seem to forget what they learned the previous year and have a chance to fall behind in September. What can YOU do to prevent that? Make sure your child has a tutor for the SUMMER! And who should that tutor be? ME!

I graduated with an MSW (Focus: Children, Youth and Families) from Washington University in St. Louis in 2010. I
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Policies
Cancellation
2 hours notice required

Traveling outside of Brooklyn (more than 20 minutes drive one-way): additional $5.00

Travel Radius
Travels within 5 miles of Brooklyn, NY 11234
Background Check: Passed
In-person lessons

"Excellent"

- Tiffany, Brooklyn, NY on 10/30/15

"Excellent, always available and recommended."

- Patricia, Brooklyn, NY on 10/2/15

"Very patient"

- Pauletta, Brooklyn, NY on 8/17/13

"Next to mom Alicia is the best."

- Louise, Brooklyn, NY on 8/23/11
English:
English,
Grammar,
Reading
Language:
Reading

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.

Algebra 1

Pretty much everything in Algebra 1. I have the Barron's Integrated Algebra book as a reference. I have tutored students for the NYC Math Regents.

Elementary (K-6th)

I have worked with elementary school students in several different ways. From 2007 - 2008, I worked at P.S. 149 in East New York, Brooklyn, as a City Year New York corps member. In that role, I tutored 2nd grade special education students in phonics. I also provided homework help in our after-school program. To get the students interested in reading, I created a Jeopardy game about books for all grades. With a small group of 5th graders, I created a CD yearbook.

With Gateway Middle (2008 - 2010), I worked in the 6th grade classroom. I helped the students with their homework in all subjects.

With Champion Learning Center, I tutored a 2nd grader in Math and English. Currently, I am tutoring a 5th grader and a 6th grader in Math privately.

I have a lot of an experience working with elementary school students. I cater to the needs of the student and have high expectations that he/she will develop the necessary skills to go to the next grade and eventually reach middle school.

Elementary Math

With my constant working with elementary school students as a tutor and at a summer camp as the Master Math Teacher where I created my own lesson plans and played math games, I can easily help your K - 6th graders understand all elementary math subjects. I use worksheets to help them grasp subjects and for times tables we will be doing flash cards and timed tests!

English

Using several outside resources, I will work with your son/daughter with his/her English skills.

Using previous NYS exams, I would see where he/she is behind and need work on developing. Having such knowledge will allow me to focus on the topics that your child needs improvement on (phonics, reading comprehension, spelling, reading pace, etc.).

You will see increased improvement as your child works with me over time!

Grammar

Basic grammar for the youngsters I can do. I can also help older adults with errors on essays and preparing for the Writing part of the SAT.

Microsoft PowerPoint

I have made presentations for the organizations I have worked with including information about a charter school. I also even have the ability to make a Jeopardy game through PowerPoint. I am really creative when it comes to creating my presentations and making sure they are correct, detailed, and visible.

Microsoft Word

With a typing speed of over 90 WPM, I can help develop your own typing skills. I also am an expert on using Microsoft Word in organizing and making tables, documents, and handouts. I have made incredible flyers that have been used at my jobs.

Prealgebra

I can help students from K - 8th grade in all math. I use worksheets and interactive games to help the students improve their math skills.

Reading

I am an avid reader who enjoys all types of books. I can help your child quicken his/her pace and also learn how to break words. I will also help your son/daughter comprehend and understand what they are reading. I would give your son/daughter a reading test to gauge if he/she is at the right grading level and work from there.

Study Skills

A lot of the time, students who have issues studying have issues staying organized. They do not know where all the materials are that are needed to help study for an exam. With that said, I will help your child get more organized with the materials.

After getting your child organized, we would focus on the topics that need to be studied for an exam. Looking at the topics, I will teach your child different tactics to study (retention, flash cards, memorization, acronyms, etc.).

I would also reinforce that the parent must be involved in a lot of these tactics so that the child has an asset to work with him/her when I am not there.

Some examples:
Multiplication Tables: Flash cards with the tables on them
Definitions: Index Cards with the word on one side and the definition on the other side
PEMDAS (order of operations): Please Excuse My Dear Aunt Sally

University of North Carolina, Chapel Hill
Psychology
Washington University in St. Louis
Master's

Education

University of North Carolina, Chapel Hill (Psychology)

Washington University in St. Louis (Master's)

Excellent

Alicia, has been such a helpful force in my son's academics since she started with us. She very knowledgeable and reliable.

— Tiffany, Brooklyn, NY on 10/30/15

Hourly rate

Standard Hourly Rate: $40.00

Cancellation: 2 hours notice required

Traveling outside of Brooklyn (more than 20 minutes drive one-way): additional $5.00

Travel policy

Alicia will travel within 5 miles of Brooklyn, NY 11234.