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Amy F.

Endicott, NY

$25/hour

Student-Centered Tutor

In-person lessons
100+ Hours
5.0 average from 115 ratings
Very organized and prepared.
— Mary Kay, Endicott, NY on 10/3/15

$25/Hour


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Keuka College
Special Education
SUNY Cortland
Master's

Education

Keuka College (Special Education)

SUNY Cortland (Master's)

About Amy

I have worked in the education field, as a special education and reading teacher, since 1998. My approach is student centered. I design tutoring sessions to focus on the learning style of the students, to encourage students to challenge themselves and to work beyond their zone of development. All students can learn; the key is the approach taken to learn the required material. Students need to learn at their own pace and within their learning style. My job is to develop lessons that are engaging, interactive, and on the students' learning level. My goal is to expand students' knowledge base, to encourage a desire in students to become life-long learners and to increase students' independence, self-reliance and motivation. I will help people of any age to improve their skills in the desired subject area. I have worked in the education field, as a special education and reading teacher, since 1998. My approach is student centered. I design tutoring sessions to focus on the learning style of the students, to encourage students to challenge themselves and to work beyond their zone of development. All students can learn; the key is the approach taken Read more

Policies
Cancellation
1 hour notice required
Travel Radius
Travels within 15 miles of Endicott, NY 13760
In-person lessons

"Very organized and prepared."

- Mary Kay, Endicott, NY on 10/3/15

"Positive Attitude and Makes Learning Fun!"

- Jaime, Endicott, NY on 10/2/14
Math:
Algebra 1, Elementary Math
Art:
Adobe Photoshop
English:
ACT English, English, ESL/ESOL, Grammar, Literature, Proofreading, Reading, Vocabulary, Writing
Test Preparation:
ACT English, GED
Computer:
Adobe Photoshop
Language:
ESL/ESOL
History:
American History, Geography, Government & Politics
Special Needs:
Special Needs
Elementary Education:
Elementary (K-6th),
Elementary Math,
Elementary Science, Grammar, Reading, Spelling, 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.

Elementary (K-6th)

I have permanent certification in Special Education K-12 and Reading K-12. I have tutored and substitute taught at the elementary level during the years from 1998 to the present. My most recent experience tutoring was from the end of February to the end of October 2016, during this time I taught two elementary students, grades 4th and 5th. The focus for the lessons was remediation in math and reading. The students were very successful in gaining the skills needed to proceed into the new school year.

Elementary Math

Currently I am substitute teaching for Owego-Apalachin and Maine-Endwell school districts, and from September to December of 2014, I worked as a supervisor/lead teacher for the YMCA's after school program located at Thomas J Watson Elementary School. During my time in the after school program I helped the elementary students (second through fifth grade ) with their math work everyday, and in my position as a substitute teacher, I keep current with the common core curriculum being taught in the local elementary schools.

Special Needs

My Bachelor of Science degree is in Special Education: Kindergarten through Twelfth grade. I have 15 years of teaching experience mainly in the Special Education setting. Working with students with a variety of ability levels, I have developed a tool bag of methods for acquiring and retaining information. My greatest asset is my belief that all students can learn and achieve success given the time to learn at their own pace, and provided with instruction at their level as well as within their learning style.

Study Skills

As a Special Education teacher (10.5 years), I taught a support lab for students with learning challenges. In that support lab, I focused on teaching students how to study for tests/quizzes using a variety of methods:

Examples of methods taught (including but not limited to):
-Break notes apart: create questions from notes to answer using information provided in the notes (simulate a test situation); write each question on one side of an index card (can use lined paper to create index cards) then write the answer on the other side.
-Create mnemonic devices to make connections with the material to be learned with familiar information.
-Design a visual graphic to show how the material to be learned is connected.
-Reviewing notes nightly (15 minutes per subject).

Keuka College
Special Education
SUNY Cortland
Master's

Education

Keuka College (Special Education)

SUNY Cortland (Master's)

Very organized and prepared.

Amy is always prepared for her tutoring meeting with my daughter. She is very patient and she brings tools with her that enable my daughter to love Math.

— Mary Kay, Endicott, NY on 10/3/15

Hourly rate

Standard Hourly Rate: $25.00

Cancellation: 1 hour notice required

Travel policy

Amy will travel within 15 miles of Endicott, NY 13760.