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Kim H.

Brooklyn, NY

$65/hour

I teach students, not subjects!

Background check passed as of 2/15/16
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$65/Hour


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University of Oregon
New College of California
Master's
City University of New York
MEd

Education

University of Oregon

New College of California (Master's)

City University of New York (MEd)

About Kim

Hello! I believe it is extremely important for tutors to focus on the growth of each individual student. My philosophy is that my main job is to put myself out of a job! That is, I feel I have best served my students when they have gained the academic skills, self-confidence, and self-advocacy necessary to no longer require tutoring.

I hold a Masters Degree in Special Education from CUNY, as well as current Special Education teaching credentials in both New York (grades 7-12) and California (grades K-12). I have taught students with Special Needs full time in multiple diverse settings since 2010.

My areas of expertise include working with diverse learners who may benefit from learning ways to solve problems that better match their personal learning styles and will produce consistent results, deepening their skill sets and their academic excellence! I believe that connecting with each student as an individual is a key element to creating a high quality learning environment, whether that is through an online session or working together in person.

Math was not my favorite subject growing up, yet I have grown into excellence as a mathematician with distinct efforts and by learning many methods of understanding math. This means I understand the struggles and roadblocks to learning math that many math teachers seem to ignore. If you are a student who struggles with math, I know the solutions to your struggles, not just the solutions to the math problems.

English is an extremely challenging language. I happen to love it, and my passion for its intricacies is contagious. If English is tedious and boring for your student, I am the tutor for you!

Please reach out at any time with questions and to get started. I look forward to meeting you and your student.
Hello! I believe it is extremely important for tutors to focus on the growth of each individual student. My philosophy is that my main job is to put myself out of a job! That is, I feel I have best served my students when they have gained the academic skills, self-confidence, and self-advocacy necessary to no longer require tutoring.

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Policies
Cancellation
2 hours notice required
Travel Radius
Travels within 10 miles of Brooklyn, NY 11225
Background Check: Passed
Math:
Algebra 1, Algebra 2, Prealgebra
Art:
Theatre
English:
English, ESL/ESOL, Grammar, Literature, Proofreading, Public Speaking,
Reading, SAT Reading, SAT Writing, Vocabulary, Writing
Test Preparation:
CBEST,
Common Core,
SAT Reading, SAT Writing
Language:
ESL/ESOL
Elementary Education:
Common Core,
Grammar, Reading, Vocabulary
Business:
Public Speaking

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.

ADD/ADHD

I hold a Master's Degree in Special Education from CUNY, as well as current Special Education teaching credentials in both New York (grades 7-12) and California (grades K-12). I love working with students who struggle with attention, and I focus on helping them build strategies for successful learning that they can employ in multiple settings. I also find that many teachers struggle with the patience required to set up systems of learning that truly benefit learners with ADD/ADHD, and I am happy to help support those students in accessing their curriculum in ways their classroom teachers may not always be aware of, in order for them to be successful in classes, when working on homework and projects, and when taking exams.

Aspergers

I have taught students with Special Needs full time in multiple diverse settings since 2010. I have a special fondness for students with Asperger's Syndrome, whom I find charming and often misunderstood in their classroom settings. This misunderstanding can have profound effect on how well they are learning. I place my emphasis on helping students' explore strategies and skills that are immediately impactful on their scholarly performance, including building on areas where they may not yet recognize their academic talents and far they can grow. I hold a Master's Degree in Special Education, as well as current Special Education teaching credentials.

Autism

I also trained specifically in working with students with Autism Spectrum Disorder and have experience working with learners with mild, moderate, and severe autistic behaviors. I believe that patience and expertise form the idea partnership in working with students with Autism, and I employ both in every lesson that I detail specifically for each student's needs. I have a Master's Degree in Special Education from CUNY.

CBEST

The CBEST focuses on some of my most profound content area strengths as a teacher, including what is commonly considered 8th grade math and literacy skills. I also achieved a very high CBEST score based upon the best testing practices I teach my students. When I tutor students in preparation for the CBEST, I divide my focus between the core academics they need to demonstrate and the test-taking skills (building confidence, test-anxiety management, time management, etc.) to help them be successful.

Common Core

I have been teaching from the Common Core Standards since 2010 and participated in several professional development trainings along the way. I also co-created curriculum for both Middle School English and Middle School Mathematics that follow Common Core Standards, as well as practicing utilization of Common-Core-aligned curriculum.

Dyslexia

I hold a Masters Degree in Special Education from CUNY, as well as current Special Education teaching credentials in both New York (grades 7-12) and California (grades K-12). I have taught students with Special Needs full time in multiple diverse settings since 2010. I am particularly focused on student literacy and reading and writing strategies to support students with dyslexia and other reading disabilities, especially as the impact of dyslexia can vary widely student to student. Dyslexia can cease to be a hurdle for students, and to this end I tutor by teaching coping skills and anxiety strategies alongside reading and writing strategies. and exposure to technological resources that aid students in reading and writing independently.

Public Speaking

I am an accomplished public speaker, including but not limited to delivering professional development seminars to other teachers. I also study rhetoric consistently as a geeky hobby. I started as a competitor in the Academic Decathlon for speech writing when I was in high school, and have continued ever since. My extensive background in theatre arts (including BA, MA, and MFA) also helps bolster my expertise in public speaking.

Special Needs

I hold a Masters Degree in Special Education from CUNY, as well as current Special Education teaching credentials in both New York (grades 7-12) and California (grades K-12). I have taught students with Special Needs full time in multiple diverse settings since 2010. I also hold added authorizations for expertise in working with students both on the Autism Spectrum and English as a Second Language (CLAD).

Theatre

I hold a BA cum laude in Theatre Arts, as well as two masters degrees in Experimental Performance. I also have taught theatre for several years in multiple contexts (Kindergarten theatre classes, teenage drama workshops, college Acting and Directing, etc.), as well as being the Artistic Director for my own performance collective for the past ten years.

University of Oregon
New College of California
Master's
City University of New York
MEd

Education

University of Oregon

New College of California (Master's)

City University of New York (MEd)

Hourly rate

Standard Hourly Rate: $65.00

Cancellation: 2 hours notice required

Travel policy

Kim will travel within 10 miles of Brooklyn, NY 11225.