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Tina K.

Kutztown, PA

$50/hour

Willing to teach the way you learn; certified with M.Ed. & experience

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West Chester University
Music Education
West Chester University
Master's
Point Park University, Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania
Graduate Coursework

Education

West Chester University (Music Education)

West Chester University (Master's)

Point Park University, Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania (Graduate Coursework)

About Tina

Hello! You have taken a positive step towards your education by requesting information about tutoring! Whether you are interested in getting ahead for the upcoming academic year, going over some things that you did not fully understand, or reviewing for an important test, I think I may be able to help you! I am an experienced teacher (16 years at the elementary level and 15 years working with college students) with a valid PA certification in Elementary Education. I particularly enjoy teaching phonics, reading, math, and English - especially the areas of literature, grammar, and writing. I can also teach higher level reading to help with content area subjects. I enjoy providing study skills tips such as note-taking, strategies for preparing for different types of tests and writing and proofreading.

I will take some time to find out what kind of learner you are before diving in and just starting to teach you. I will tailor the way I teach to the way you learn - maybe you need to see things, perhaps you are better when hearing them, or maybe you need to do something active to help you remember facts, concepts, and ideas. Maybe you need a combination of ways - no worries. We will figure it out and make sure that the time, effort, and resources you are spending on tutoring will be the most beneficial to you. I enjoy the challenge of finding a new and different way to present ideas-- I have never been called a boring teacher - I keep things moving and provide new twists to keep things interesting. I don't like to do the same thing the same way every day so I do not teach that way.

As you are considering a tutor, please consider one who puts students first - someone willing to teach the way you learn. I have experience in adapting lessons to all types of learners. I would be happy to provide a good fit for you! Give me a call to find out more!
Hello! You have taken a positive step towards your education by requesting information about tutoring! Whether you are interested in getting ahead for the upcoming academic year, going over some things that you did not fully understand, or reviewing for an important test, I think I may be able to help you! I am an experienced teacher (16 years at Read more

Policies
Cancellation
24 hours notice required
Travel Radius
Travels within 30 miles of Kutztown, PA 19530
Math:
Common Core, Elementary (K-6th),
Elementary Math
Music:
Ear Training, Music Theory, Piano,
Voice (Music)
English:
English, Grammar, Literature, Proofreading, Reading, Vocabulary, Writing
Test Preparation:
Common Core
Language:
Reading, Writing
History:
Writing
Special Needs:
ADHD,
Common Core, Elementary (K-6th),
Elementary Math, Phonics,
Reading, Study Skills
Elementary Education:
ADHD,
Common Core, Elementary (K-6th),
Elementary Math, Grammar, Handwriting,
Phonics,
Reading, Study Skills,
Vocabulary, Writing
Business:
Writing

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.

ADHD

I am a PA certified teacher with only one course left to take to earn my M.Ed. in Curriculum and Instruction. Through this program I was able to explore instructional methods that will aide students with ADHD. I have been teaching at the elementary level for 15 years and have participated on Instructional Support Teams for students who were diagnosed with ADHD.

Elementary (K-6th)

I am a PA certified teacher with 15 years' experience at the elementary level. I have taught grades K, 2, and 4. I have tutored students in grades K - 5.
Thank you for your consideration.
Tina K.

Handwriting

I am a PA certified teacher and have been teaching kindergarten for the past 8 years. Handwriting is a big part of our day! I teach letter formation as well as correct sizing of letters and numbers and correct spacing for sentence writing. I have worked with students who needed extra help with fine motor development and was able to assist them in improving their handwriting. I have also taught cursive writing using the Palmer Method which is the method I used all throughout my 12 years of Catholic education.

Phonics

I am a PA certified teacher and am presently a kindergarten teacher. I have 9 years of experience at this level. I have one course yet to complete to finish my M.Ed. in Curriculum and Instruction with a concentration in Reading. I am aware of the importance of Phonics in reading as well as the importance of pairing it with whole language for a balanced approach to reading. I have used several different series and have developed materials if I could not find something to suit a particular student's learning situation.

Piano

I know that just because I can play the piano, does not mean that I can teach someone else to play. I have a B.S. in Music Education and have been playing the piano since I was in second grade, but this does not mean I will be an effective teacher. The fact that I can not only hear the student make a mistake, but know why the mistake was made will allow me to help the student improve. I know the importance of teaching students piano as part of an overall music education. I include theory to go along with the level of instruction, as well as some music history as it relates to their music literature. I also teach "how" to practice and provide specific examples so the students know exactly what to do before the next lesson. This makes the time in between the lessons as valuable as the lesson.

Study Skills

I am a PA certified teacher at the elementary level, although I feel I could assist any level with study skills. I worked in higher education, specifically residence life where I presented programs to students on improving their study skills. My programs have included time management and scheduling, reading in content areas, color-coding, outlining, highlighting, how to study for specific types of tests, how to find study aides through online resources, and how to plan for major projects. I can adapt these skills to elementary through adult learner levels.

Voice (Music)

I have a B.S. in Music Education with a minor in voice and have been singing in choirs since I was in third grade.

West Chester University
Music Education
West Chester University
Master's
Point Park University, Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania
Graduate Coursework

Education

West Chester University (Music Education)

West Chester University (Master's)

Point Park University, Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania (Graduate Coursework)

Hourly rate

Standard Hourly Rate: $50.00

Cancellation: 24 hours notice required

Travel policy

Tina will travel within 30 miles of Kutztown, PA 19530.