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Molloy College, Rockville Center, NY (Social Studies and Special Education)
Molloy College, Rockville Centre, NY (Master's)
I have a Bachelors in Social Studies/Secondary Education as well as a Masters in Special Education (Grades 7-12).I have four years of experience tutoring students in grades K-8 in reading comprehension, vocabulary, and writing skills as well as Social Studies Regents Preparation for secondary level students.
I believe that accommodating the student's learning style and incorporating his/her interests is a critical part of the learning process.
The key to academic success is strengthening one's reading and writing skills. I can help you accomplish this! I have a Bachelors in Social Studies/Secondary Education as well as a Masters in Special Education (Grades 7-12).I have four years of experience tutoring students in grades K-8 in reading comprehension, … Read more
Polina has helped both my boys (6th + 7th grade) to improve their writing skills, vocabulary and spelling. She is kind and has a good manner with the kids. We have seen improvements in their English skills.
Polina was okay and timely when she showed for appointments. She was hired to work with my son through the summer months in efforts to catch him up on phonics and reading skills. She requires 2 hour's notice for cancelled appointments. However, on the 3rd week, I received a 45 minute notice that she was unable to make the appointment and then another cancellation 2 weeks later. While holding 1 hour sessions 2x a week, my son's reading skills DID NOT progress. She agreed to increase the sessions for 6 weeks, but 4 sessions later advised me that she was taking the last two weeks off. This provided me with 2 remaining sessions and 3 weeks of summer left. Honestly, after the money spent, we would have been better off using the KUMON learning center and/or Hooked on Phonics programs.
Highly recommend her to anybody with young children. Very friendly and extremely patient with kids. Her different approaches and variety of learning activities keep my son interested in learning. She did teach him how to read in less than 3 months and is now working on his comprehension and sequencing. My son loves her!
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