Art, Theatre, English, Reading, Special Ed and Creativity!
Art, Theatre, English, Reading, Special Ed and Creativity!
While growing up, and as an adult, I have worked with children and adults of many ability and disability levels. My parents adopted 14 special needs children with various disabilities, and as the oldest daughter, I was there to assist them in learning life skills, scholastic skills and interpersonal skills. It was at this time I learned to implement some of the teaching methods I employ, which incorporate elements of Orton-Gillingham and the work of Dr. Glenn Doman; that is, a multi-sensory...
While growing up, and as an adult, I have worked with children and adults of many ability and disability levels. My parents adopted 14 special needs children with various disabilities, and as the oldest daughter, I was there to assist them in learning life skills, scholastic skills and interpersonal skills. It was at this time I learned to implement some of the teaching methods I employ, which incorporate elements of Orton-Gillingham and the work of Dr. Glenn Doman; that is, a multi-sensory approach that uses right and left brain balance.
As an adult, I have continued to teach and assist others, teaching subjects from Languages to the Arts, both visual and performing, as well as serving as a Sign Language interpreter in the public school system.
In addition, I have acted as a research assistant to professional fiction and non-fiction writers, college and high school students.
I am a working artist and writer, and maintain my own online galleries, as well as providing artwork for private collectors, corporations and non-profits.
I have been involved in theatre, dance and music from the age of 6, and have acted professionally on both coasts, as well as studying in the UK with a member of the National Theatre in London, performing at Yale University, and in television and radio advertising.
I believe in life-long learning, and continue to seek out and hone new and better skills in all my pursuits. I am currently training as a Certified Life Coach with the Fowler Wainwright organization.
I have a criminal background check on file.
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A Godsend. Amazing. Fun. Patient. Encouraging.
This is only the 2nd session and my son’s grades have already started improving. Theresa totally gets that not all children learn the same and was able to determine what works best for my son. He has gone to many tutors and the sessions have always felt more like a chore for him but with Theresa, he said he couldn’t wait to see her again! She is fun, keeps him completely engaged, and has an unmatched adaptability that is tailored for each kid’s needs. She was able to restore my sons confidence in his abilities in such a short time frame and for that I am eternally grateful. 😭😍 She is just what my son needed and right on time! #ThankGodForHer #WhatABlessing 🙌🏽🙌🏽Ayesha, 22 lessons with TheresaTutor responded:
Thank you so much for your feedback! Your son is a prime example of a bright child who is just waiting for a way to figure out the parts of education he doesn't understand. I see his innate intelligence and curiosity, and can't wait to help him reach his true potential! He's a real winner!
Great patient tutor
Helped me on the writing basics(grammar, punctuation, and MLA) in wich I was really rough at. Also, provided in depth instruction, and challenge me to become a better writer.Andrew, 3 lessons with Theresa
Patient and understandable with my English
She helped me understanding a lot of words and she read everything with me. She was really patient and listened to everything I said, put a lot of attention on my reading and corrected me every time I said something wrong.Rodrigo, 7 lessons with Theresa
Excellent, patient tutor
This was our first visit and I was pleased. Theresa gave us ideas to do with our child until the next session. I got insight into my kids brain that I never knew before. I'm happy with our choice. Thanks Theresa!Kelly, 83 lessons with Theresa
Awesome First Visit
Theresa is an awesome person. She is very welcoming and my daughter loved the fact that there was someone to sign with her. With Theresa's help our family is using sign language and speech at the same time. We can't wait for another lesson. Highly recommendedPatricia, 5 lessons with Theresa
She was very patient with my child. He absolutely loves going to tutoring!! We are pleased with her services! I would recommend her to anyone.Tina, 7 lessons with Theresa
Very versatile and flexible in her approach
Theresa has been working with my 9 year old son for almost a year. She is very knowledgeable in many areas. In addition to academics, she has been helpful to my son in developing his executive skills. She is wonderful at adapting her approach as she develops and as she receives input from us and from his teachers. She has been a wonderful asset in my son's improvement in his performance.Mary, 110 lessons with Theresa
Effective tutor w/a geniune approach
My experience has been enlightening, direction driven, strengthening, and encouraging. My tutor has a genuine appeal and I like her decentralized approach to studying. She has helped me to connect the dots to my own areas of weakness, and provided me with constructive guidance to a check and balance study style that will measure ones outcome. I have noted her constant evaluation of me in each tutorial session which has given me insight to her customized approach based upon individual needs vs. a standardized study plan.Patricia, 6 lessons with Theresa
My son (age 9) loves working with Ms. Theresa. I thought he would complain having to do tutoring two days a week but he looks forward to her coming. He realizes she is here to help him be successful. Thanks.Marti, 150 lessons with Theresa
Had our son figured out in two sessions!
Theresa has been great for our son who is ADHD and Dyslexic. She knew right away how to find the various areas that he needed to strengthen and they hit the ground running. She has worked extensively with Dyslexia and it shows in her ability to provide him with the tools he needs to move forward through his learning difference as well as 'reel' him back in when he loses focus or "leaves the room" as she calls it. We have seen improvement in his spelling, memorization, word comprehension, retention of what he is learning and overall reading which is getting quicker along with reading comprehension. All of this in less than two months! We have also seen a difference in his self esteem, and that is great for any child! Theresa is great and we look forward to a long tutoring relationship. As she always says, she works herself right out of a job! What a great approach to getting every child past issues and on with life.Edward, 59 lessons with Theresa
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