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Wake Forest University (Biology)
University of South Carolina (Master's)
Maryland University of Integrative Medicine (Master's)
Learning is an exciting journey, and as a former teacher with 11 years of classroom experience followed by 4 years of tutoring experience, I've had the opportunity to guide and assist many students on their journey. One of my strengths is patiently guiding students of all ages through the learning process. An avid reader all my life and an enthusiastic life-long learner, I love helping students discover their own strengths while helping them to meet challenges and overcome obstacles.
Learning is an exciting journey, and as a former teacher with 11 years of classroom experience followed by 4 years of tutoring experience, I've had the opportunity to guide and assist many students on their journey. One of my strengths is patiently guiding students of all ages through the learning process. An avid reader all my life and an
I offer a 20% discount for students who complete two or more sessions a week with me or who prefer to meet for two hours or more per session. Discounted rate is $32/hour.
Kim has a very gentle nature and is extremely patient. She has an excellent understanding of how to teach. She is also very flexible and willing to meet your child's needs.
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I'm a certified teacher with 11 years of experience. In my years as a classroom teacher, I had the opportunity to teach in four different states (a benefit of being a military spouse). I've taught grades 3-8 and have experience in both public and private schools. Being in a variety of school systems with students of different ages helped me develop my skills as an effective teacher. One of the things I enjoy most about tutoring is having the opportunity to use my skills one-on-one to help children experience a love of learning and a sense of success.
Math doesn't have to be mysterious. It doesn't have to be confusing and stressful. As an elementary teacher, I looked for ways to make math fun, interesting, and relevant for my students. I'm able to bring those same strategies to the students I tutor. My goal is to help my students see that math is a type of puzzle and a game. It doesn't have to be scary or frustrating.
As a third grade teacher, instruction and evaluation of cursive handwriting was part of the curriculum. I also found that providing feedback on handwriting and giving any needed assistance was an ongoing and critical aspect of my job as a teacher in each of the grades (3-8) I taught. Teaching and evaluating handwriting was also a component of my responsibilities as an ESL tutor.
Knowing how to study effectively can help alleviate student frustration while increasing learning and mastery. As a classroom teacher and as a tutor, I've found that helping students identify their learning style is the first step to more effective studying. From that point, I teach them specific study strategies and techniques that are aligned with how they learn best.