Student Focused Math, Science and Reading Tutor
Student Focused Math, Science and Reading Tutor
My name is Nickie and I live in the Greenfield sector of Pittsburgh, PA. I hold a Bachelor of Science Degree in Environmental Science from Texas Christian University and an Elementary Education Teaching Certificate from the University of Pittsburgh. I have worked with children and middle school aged students in various settings for 26 years. From 1998-2005 I assisted the Special Education Teacher in a Learning Support Classroom that was part of the Pittsburgh Public School System. Spanning...
My name is Nickie and I live in the Greenfield sector of Pittsburgh, PA. I hold a Bachelor of Science Degree in Environmental Science from Texas Christian University and an Elementary Education Teaching Certificate from the University of Pittsburgh. I have worked with children and middle school aged students in various settings for 26 years. From 1998-2005 I assisted the Special Education Teacher in a Learning Support Classroom that was part of the Pittsburgh Public School System. Spanning the years of 2005-2015 I ran my own childcare business taking care of young children in their homes, planning developmentally appropriate activities and attending to their cognitive, social, emotional and physical needs.
My area of concentration is Math and Science but I also enjoy and am qualified to teach Reading. I feel I can make the greatest impact and attain the most efficient results working one on one and face to face with a student. Meeting a student where he or she is and attending to the unique individual learning styles and abilities of each student is paramount. I prefer the library or home environment as these settings are quiet and conducive to studying.
I am an outstanding Elementary Math tutor as I have a very strong math background and foundation. I taught the Everyday Math Program to Special Needs students for seven years in the Pittsburgh Public School System. I have an innate ability to break math concepts down into small easily digestible steps which reduces anxiety. Once anxiety about math is eliminated teaching can begin and a love of math and its practical applications can be instilled. My experience at this level carries through to Pre-Algebra and Algebra I as I am able to help a student master earlier learned skills and build on these skills to reach goals set for the Middle School and Junior High School math courses.
I am an outstanding Reading and Writing tutor as I have taken methods courses in these areas to obtain my Elementary Education Teaching Certification. I taught Reading and Writing to the Special Needs students with which I worked. I write as a hobby and have attended for nine years and am still attending a weekly creative writing group at my local library. I have facilitated the group a number of times.
I am an outstanding Elementary Education Teacher as I have the training and experience needed to work with this age group. I am a very meticulous, conscientious and organized person which is conducive to teaching in a concrete and structured manner. I am an excellent planner and time manager but am also flexible and love input from the students.
I encourage students to contact me any day of the week from 9:00 AM to 9:00 PM. I look forward to hearing about student needs so I can plan and put into practice a fun and rewarding program of study to build skills and confidence.
Miss Nickie R.
Very Knowledable & Patient
Nickie is currently working with my 3rd grade twin daughters. She's helping us overcome confidence & stumbling blocks within Reading & Language Arts. My daughters are EXCITED about our sessions with Nickie. Prior to this, they would dread reading. I'm so thankful I found her.Lakeyta, 11 lessons with Nickie
subtraction made fun!
Nickie did an amazing job of showing Taylor concrete examples of subtraction using blocks and even body parts from Taylor's Cootie game! Nickie is very creative in her approach and has the remarkable ability to use use circumstances and surroundings to her advantage. Taylor is quickly learning math concepts that she struggled with most of the year in first grade. I recommend Nickie whole heartedly- she is excellent!Robin, 18 lessons with Nickie
Nickie is very patient and takes the time to learn his needs and he really enjoys working with her as Nickie continues to tutor I believe he will be able to readJeanne, 8 lessons with Nickie
After finishing his first tutoring lesson with Ms. Nickie, my son was so excited and happy about learning! I was so worried that he would be upset since we are doing summer tutoring and not be engaged, but Nickie was so great and made it so fun for him! The moment the session ended, he said he couldn't wait to go to tutoring again! I am confident that this summer with Nickie will prepare my son for the 4th grade reading level!Danielle, 9 lessons with Nickie
Response time: 5 hours