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Kira B.

Greenville, SC

$50/hour

Algebra, Pre-Algebra, Writing

In-person lessons

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Bucknell University
French
Chestnut Hill College
MEd

Education

Bucknell University (French)

Chestnut Hill College (MEd)

About Kira

I started my teaching career in Philadelphia, as an instructor for both General Ed and Special Ed math classes. I spent four years teaching Algebra 1, Algebra 2, and Geometry. While I enjoyed teaching the upper levels of math, I developed a true passion for Algebra. When I relocated to Cleveland, OH two years ago, I made the transition to middle school, teaching 6th, 7th, and 8th grade math, with the focus of my curriculum being Prealgebra skills. I also worked with the English/Language Arts teachers to guide and coach 8th grade students as they planned, wrote, and delivered speeches to the school community.

Coming from a non-math undergraduate background (I double majored in French and International Relations), I tend to find non-traditional methods of approaching math problems. When working with a student, I like to present them with a variety of methods they can use to solve a problem. Then, I work with them to determine which method or methods make the most sense to them. I pride myself on being able to break larger concepts down into straight-forward, smaller steps. I love witnessing those "light bulb moments" when a student's face lights up with the recognition that they have mastered a skill.

Even though I taught Math, I have always had an affinity for writing, grammar, and public speaking. In the past, I have worked with students to prepare and deliver speeches. I have also helped students work through the writing process for both creative writing and research-based/informative writing.

During my time as a Special Education teacher, I managed a caseload of students in addition to my teaching responsibilities. I wrote IEPs, developed/advised on instructional techniques to meet the needs of my students, monitored progress towards individual goals, and met regularly with parents, teachers, and students to maintain open lines of communication.

I am generally available for tutoring sessions on weekdays from 11am - 6pm. I am also willing to work with students on the evenings and weekends, depending upon my family's schedule.
I started my teaching career in Philadelphia, as an instructor for both General Ed and Special Ed math classes. I spent four years teaching Algebra 1, Algebra 2, and Read more

Policies
Cancellation
24 hours notice required
Travel Radius
Travels within 15 miles of Greenville, SC 29615
In-person lessons
Math:
Algebra 1, Prealgebra
English:
Proofreading, Public Speaking
Special Needs:
Special Needs
Business:
Public Speaking

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Bucknell University
French
Chestnut Hill College
MEd

Education

Bucknell University (French)

Chestnut Hill College (MEd)

Hourly rate

Standard Hourly Rate: $50.00

Cancellation: 24 hours notice required

Travel policy

Kira will travel within 15 miles of Greenville, SC 29615.