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Casey S.

From an "I Can't" to an "I Can" Attitude!

From an "I Can't" to an "I Can" Attitude!

$86/hour

  • 5,329 hours tutoring

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BRIGHT BUT BEHIND...
Is your child struggling to keep up? Not wanting to be in school, feels badly about themselves, talks about how they can't do the work. They may use harsh words to describe themselves and their lack of ability. If this sounds like your child, I can help! I cater to kids who "just don't get it" even though teachers, parents, and diagnosticians may not understand why.
Helping kids feel good about school, their abilities, and...themselves is my specialty. I have worked in...

BRIGHT BUT BEHIND...
Is your child struggling to keep up? Not wanting to be in school, feels badly about themselves, talks about how they can't do the work. They may use harsh words to describe themselves and their lack of ability. If this sounds like your child, I can help! I cater to kids who "just don't get it" even though teachers, parents, and diagnosticians may not understand why.
Helping kids feel good about school, their abilities, and...themselves is my specialty. I have worked in the schools as a teacher, special needs teacher, and counselor. While most teachers just approach things from an academic standpoint, I have a Masters Degree in Counseling and Guidance that allows me to gain a different perspective and insight into how each child learns. This allows me to customize their instruction to be more effective, easier to understand, and with longer lasting benefits. I am not just teaching your child how to "pass" a subject, level, or test. I am teaching them the strong foundation they need so that future learning will have a solid base on which to grow. You can expect to see your child's self-esteem soar as they gain confidence not only in their school abilities, but in themselves as a person. It is amazing to see what happens when a child realizes they "can" do school, they "can" do math, they "can" read. With strong academics AND self-confidence these children now have the major building blocks not just for a successful school career, but for a fantastic LIFE as well.
If you recognize your child in the “BRIGHT BUT BEHIND” category, and if you are ready for your child to stop struggling and start learning, you have come to the right place.
Contact me today and let me know how I can help.


Education

Elementary Education (Pre-K-8th) Texas Lutheran University
undergrad
Special Education Degree (All Levels) Texas State University
Masters
Counseling and Guidance Texas State University (School Counseling Certified)
Masters

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Subjects

Elementary Education

Elementary (K-6th),

Elementary (K-6th)

I have a valid Texas teacher certification to teach grades PK-8th grade. I also have a Master's Degree in special education, certifying me to teach special needs students from birth to 21 years of age. I have taught and worked in the schools at the elementary level for over 16 years. Having taught at all elementary grade levels, including teaching self-contained, and resource/pullout programs for special needs students, I am well equipped to help children succeed, regardless of their current needs or abilities. Because of my wide array of experience, I bring a wealth of knowledge, tips and tricks, and a variety of learning games and styles all geared to help children master their educational needs.
Elementary Math,

Elementary Math

Elementary Math is so essential these days. Students are expected to know so much more than they used to. Teachers often don't have time to help them with the basic skills of addition, subtraction, multiplication, and division which rely on constant practice and memory to excel at. Many of the students I have worked with have difficulties in math because they do not have the proper practice and skill in these basic areas. This puts them at a disadvantage when they know "what to do" but get the wrong answer due to mathematical miscalculations. It also greatly extends the amount of time it takes to complete math problems which is why many students see their classmates finish and turn in their work so much quicker than they themselves may be able to do. On top of this, students are often rushed through subjects to meet the state requirements so that they can pass the state tests. Because so many more math topics are now required at any earlier age/grade level there is not as much time for teachers to make sure that their students fully understand each concept. Math is a skill that builds upon previous knowledge and if a child gets behind, they often get very discouraged and feel as if they may never catch up and math becomes something that they feel they "are just not good at". Let me help your child learn the basic skills they need to be successful! I can help them learn not only the basics, but can give them the additional time and attention they may need to fully understand all the math concepts that are covered in their classroom.
Homeschool,

Homeschool

I am a certified public school teacher. I have successfully worked with homeschool students of all levels from elementary, to junior high, and high school. I have graduated many high school students and gotten them on their start in college or job readiness skills. In addition, I provide homeschool consultancy work with parents who want to do the teaching themselves, but need a little extra assistance with certain subjects or behavioral/motivational concerns. I look forward to working with you and your homeschool needs!
Phonics,

Phonics

Phonics is essential to basic reading skills. I have been trained not only in the basic letter/sound associations, which is where many phonics programs stop, but in in prefixes, suffixes, blends, digraphs, and special rules. All of these combine and are essential for good reading skills. Phonics and its rules are what makes reading easy. Without this knowledge, reading can be a torturous procedure that many people do not like or understand. I have background essential to teach all the component parts of phonics that will make reading easy and enjoyable for anyone.
Study Skills

Study Skills

I have worked with students to improve their study skills for many years, and at all levels, even the adult level helping later-life students with college studies. As an educator and counselor, I bring a double whammy into my ability to improve study skills. I can do this because I address not only the academic side of studying, but the emotional side as well which deals with procrastination, lack of confidence, frustration, past poor teaching/performance in school, etc. Using this two pronged approach helps me to address the issue of study skills from all sides to ensure success for my students.

Homeschool

Algebra 1,

Algebra 1

For those students who haven't had prealgebra or who had it and didn't understand it, Algebra I can seem pretty scary. Also what is learned in Algebra I is used as a foundation for other math. It often pops up in Geometry and other Math Skills classes when working formulas for shapes and other things. It is also essential for Algebra II. Many people are confused because they haven't been properly taught, or have missed out on certain key concepts. As an individual tutor I can definitely help your child (or you) pick up the skills missed and explain any new skills being taught. Don't wait and suffer more frustration. Get help now! Math can be fun and easy to understand!
Elementary (K-6th),

Elementary (K-6th)

I have a valid Texas teacher certification to teach grades PK-8th grade. I also have a Master's Degree in special education, certifying me to teach special needs students from birth to 21 years of age. I have taught and worked in the schools at the elementary level for over 16 years. Having taught at all elementary grade levels, including teaching self-contained, and resource/pullout programs for special needs students, I am well equipped to help children succeed, regardless of their current needs or abilities. Because of my wide array of experience, I bring a wealth of knowledge, tips and tricks, and a variety of learning games and styles all geared to help children master their educational needs.
Prealgebra,

Prealgebra

Prealgebra can be confusing for many students. All of a sudden letters and numbers are mixed together and students are supposed to understand and make sense of this. With proper instruction, prealgebra, can be quite easy to learn; however, due to the large student teacher ratio in most schools, it can be hard for teachers to truly individualize to each student's needs and abilities. This is where I come in by providing tailor-made instruction that will meet you or your child' s needs right where they are and make the seemingly incomprehensible, easy to understand.
Study Skills

Study Skills

I have worked with students to improve their study skills for many years, and at all levels, even the adult level helping later-life students with college studies. As an educator and counselor, I bring a double whammy into my ability to improve study skills. I can do this because I address not only the academic side of studying, but the emotional side as well which deals with procrastination, lack of confidence, frustration, past poor teaching/performance in school, etc. Using this two pronged approach helps me to address the issue of study skills from all sides to ensure success for my students.

Math

Algebra 1,

Algebra 1

For those students who haven't had prealgebra or who had it and didn't understand it, Algebra I can seem pretty scary. Also what is learned in Algebra I is used as a foundation for other math. It often pops up in Geometry and other Math Skills classes when working formulas for shapes and other things. It is also essential for Algebra II. Many people are confused because they haven't been properly taught, or have missed out on certain key concepts. As an individual tutor I can definitely help your child (or you) pick up the skills missed and explain any new skills being taught. Don't wait and suffer more frustration. Get help now! Math can be fun and easy to understand!
Prealgebra

Prealgebra

Prealgebra can be confusing for many students. All of a sudden letters and numbers are mixed together and students are supposed to understand and make sense of this. With proper instruction, prealgebra, can be quite easy to learn; however, due to the large student teacher ratio in most schools, it can be hard for teachers to truly individualize to each student's needs and abilities. This is where I come in by providing tailor-made instruction that will meet you or your child' s needs right where they are and make the seemingly incomprehensible, easy to understand.

Most Popular

Algebra 1,

Algebra 1

For those students who haven't had prealgebra or who had it and didn't understand it, Algebra I can seem pretty scary. Also what is learned in Algebra I is used as a foundation for other math. It often pops up in Geometry and other Math Skills classes when working formulas for shapes and other things. It is also essential for Algebra II. Many people are confused because they haven't been properly taught, or have missed out on certain key concepts. As an individual tutor I can definitely help your child (or you) pick up the skills missed and explain any new skills being taught. Don't wait and suffer more frustration. Get help now! Math can be fun and easy to understand!
Elementary (K-6th),

Elementary (K-6th)

I have a valid Texas teacher certification to teach grades PK-8th grade. I also have a Master's Degree in special education, certifying me to teach special needs students from birth to 21 years of age. I have taught and worked in the schools at the elementary level for over 16 years. Having taught at all elementary grade levels, including teaching self-contained, and resource/pullout programs for special needs students, I am well equipped to help children succeed, regardless of their current needs or abilities. Because of my wide array of experience, I bring a wealth of knowledge, tips and tricks, and a variety of learning games and styles all geared to help children master their educational needs.
Prealgebra,

Prealgebra

Prealgebra can be confusing for many students. All of a sudden letters and numbers are mixed together and students are supposed to understand and make sense of this. With proper instruction, prealgebra, can be quite easy to learn; however, due to the large student teacher ratio in most schools, it can be hard for teachers to truly individualize to each student's needs and abilities. This is where I come in by providing tailor-made instruction that will meet you or your child' s needs right where they are and make the seemingly incomprehensible, easy to understand.
Study Skills

Study Skills

I have worked with students to improve their study skills for many years, and at all levels, even the adult level helping later-life students with college studies. As an educator and counselor, I bring a double whammy into my ability to improve study skills. I can do this because I address not only the academic side of studying, but the emotional side as well which deals with procrastination, lack of confidence, frustration, past poor teaching/performance in school, etc. Using this two pronged approach helps me to address the issue of study skills from all sides to ensure success for my students.

Other

Study Skills

Study Skills

I have worked with students to improve their study skills for many years, and at all levels, even the adult level helping later-life students with college studies. As an educator and counselor, I bring a double whammy into my ability to improve study skills. I can do this because I address not only the academic side of studying, but the emotional side as well which deals with procrastination, lack of confidence, frustration, past poor teaching/performance in school, etc. Using this two pronged approach helps me to address the issue of study skills from all sides to ensure success for my students.

Special Needs

ADHD,

ADHD

I have a Masters Degree in Special Education from Texas State University. I have taught and counseled many special needs students through my years in the schools and classrooms. I have worked with ADD/ADHD as well as Autism, Abandonment Issues, Anxiety and Test Anxiety, Fear of Failure, Procrastination, Electic Mutes, Behavioural Disorders, and many more. If this is a concern or possible concern of yours, please talk to me about how I can help out.
Phonics,

Phonics

Phonics is essential to basic reading skills. I have been trained not only in the basic letter/sound associations, which is where many phonics programs stop, but in in prefixes, suffixes, blends, digraphs, and special rules. All of these combine and are essential for good reading skills. Phonics and its rules are what makes reading easy. Without this knowledge, reading can be a torturous procedure that many people do not like or understand. I have background essential to teach all the component parts of phonics that will make reading easy and enjoyable for anyone.
Special Needs,

Special Needs

I have a Master's Degree in Special Education from Texas State University. I have taught special needs students for 12 years. Topics have included students labeled with emotional difficulties, ADHD, special learning needs, elective mutes, childhood schizophrenia, abandonment issues, anxiety-including test and school anxiety, behavior management, motivation, slow learners, resource students, anger management issues,and much more. I have worked outside the schools with mentally handicapped students providing respite care and other services as needed.
Study Skills

Study Skills

I have worked with students to improve their study skills for many years, and at all levels, even the adult level helping later-life students with college studies. As an educator and counselor, I bring a double whammy into my ability to improve study skills. I can do this because I address not only the academic side of studying, but the emotional side as well which deals with procrastination, lack of confidence, frustration, past poor teaching/performance in school, etc. Using this two pronged approach helps me to address the issue of study skills from all sides to ensure success for my students.

Summer

Algebra 1,

Algebra 1

For those students who haven't had prealgebra or who had it and didn't understand it, Algebra I can seem pretty scary. Also what is learned in Algebra I is used as a foundation for other math. It often pops up in Geometry and other Math Skills classes when working formulas for shapes and other things. It is also essential for Algebra II. Many people are confused because they haven't been properly taught, or have missed out on certain key concepts. As an individual tutor I can definitely help your child (or you) pick up the skills missed and explain any new skills being taught. Don't wait and suffer more frustration. Get help now! Math can be fun and easy to understand!
Elementary (K-6th),

Elementary (K-6th)

I have a valid Texas teacher certification to teach grades PK-8th grade. I also have a Master's Degree in special education, certifying me to teach special needs students from birth to 21 years of age. I have taught and worked in the schools at the elementary level for over 16 years. Having taught at all elementary grade levels, including teaching self-contained, and resource/pullout programs for special needs students, I am well equipped to help children succeed, regardless of their current needs or abilities. Because of my wide array of experience, I bring a wealth of knowledge, tips and tricks, and a variety of learning games and styles all geared to help children master their educational needs.
Study Skills

Study Skills

I have worked with students to improve their study skills for many years, and at all levels, even the adult level helping later-life students with college studies. As an educator and counselor, I bring a double whammy into my ability to improve study skills. I can do this because I address not only the academic side of studying, but the emotional side as well which deals with procrastination, lack of confidence, frustration, past poor teaching/performance in school, etc. Using this two pronged approach helps me to address the issue of study skills from all sides to ensure success for my students.

Test Preparation

ASVAB

ASVAB

The ASVAB is a test required for military entry. It is also used to determine pay grade as well as topic of study/training. The higher the score, the more options for the applicant. The ASVAB has rigid timed requirements. There are several sections of the test and all are timed. Some sections are as short as 11 minutes. Not only must an applicant know the material being tested., they must be able to do so under rigorous timing methods. This can create a lot of anxiety for people even if they are well versed on the content material; most of us are not used to being timed so rigidly. The math sections of the ASVAB must be met without the use of a calculator. This alone creates many issues for clients who may be several years out of school, or who never properly learned the math skills to begin with. I can help you both with the knowledge needed to successfully navigate the ASVAB as well as helping students manage and learn to work well under the pressure of being timed. If the military or a promotion in the military is your dream, let me help make it come true.

Ratings and Reviews


Rating

4.9 (1,777 ratings)
5 star
(1,656)
4 star
(108)
3 star
(5)
2 star
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1 star
(5)

Reviews


Great teacher for ADHD special help

Casey is an experienced teacher for ADHD students. My son got her help in writing for 6 months, my son didn't missed any lesson as he engaged in his work and improved a lot. Casey is so kind and has positive mind, I highly recommend for other students.

Thi Minh Hanh, 31 lessons with Casey

Engaging and Supportive Tutor

Casey tutored my child remotely during the 2020-21 school year, which was challenging as we navigated the pandemic and remote schooling. My child benefitted greatly from the support that Casey provided him. Casey kept him organized and on track, and also provided periodic updates on his progress. She is incredibly dependable and responsive, and we are so very grateful for the one-on-one support that she provided.

JULIANA, 37 lessons with Casey

Connects well with kids!

Casey helped my daughter through the pandemic with extra support in reading. She worked so well with her and was able to get her confidence back in her reading! Highly recommend!

Hidonee, 61 lessons with Casey

Enthusiastic about helping my child

My first impression of Casey is that she definitely has a passion for her craft. We needed her honest feedback during the first session and she gave us hope for my teenagers ability.

Shawna, 1 lesson with Casey

She made a child afraid of failure happy about reading!

Casey patiently explained to my 7 year old that she was NOT here to judge her and WAS here to help her so that it would make reading easier! My child has HATED dealing with the school reading teacher and it has been hard to get her to want to do anything at home for that reason. I have been told that the teacher (the reading teacher not her classroom teacher) does nothing but rush her and make her "feel stupid" My daughter left her instruction HAPPY! She was EXCITED and we absolutely loved Casey!

Beth, 15 lessons with Casey

Knowledgeable and very patient with my 4th grader.

Casey is currently helping with my 4th grader. They have built a connection that has assisted with my scholar regaining her confidence in Math. She received an A on her first test with only two sessions, while this is important to mention, I want to also stress that my scholar is retaining what is being learned. My scholar says she has learned more with Casey than she has in school!

Whitney, 60 lessons with Casey

She was very patient and explained

Casey kept it interesting and explained whatever I had trouble with. She was always on time and always patient with me. I would have scheduled another visit, however we are going out of town.

Maxwell, 2 lessons with Casey

Focused and confident

Casey was very knowledgeable and focused on how to tackle essay writing. She taught me to be concise and clear as well as how to develop ideas for the body, the introduction and the conclusion as well as expand on each of these parts of the essay. Would book her again!

Raul, 1 lesson with Casey

Excellent Explainer

Today, Casey helped me touch up on some math problems to prepare me for the TSI test I’ll be taking in order to get into college. I was feeling pretty insecure about the math portion of the TSI test, but Casey explained each problem step by step, & went at my pace! After my 1st session with her tonight, I feel like I might actually enjoy doing math now that I had someone like Casey explain it in a way to where I could truly understand it and grasp the problems! I’m so pleased to have met a tutor like her. I am really blown away by how much help she was to me tonight, how patient and kind she was with me. I highly recommend her!!! (:

Eden, 8 lessons with Casey
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$86/hour

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Response time: 50 minutes