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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!

$128/hour

  • 5,092 hours tutoring

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Hi, my name is Casey. I love working with my students and seeing the joy and relief that comes into their eyes when they master a skill that was previously difficult or confusing for them. So many students miss one or two elements of a concept, start getting behind, and develop a strong dislike for a particular subject or even school itself. When I teach your child, I make sure they have the background skills that may be missing to give them the foundation they need for their future academic...

Hi, my name is Casey. I love working with my students and seeing the joy and relief that comes into their eyes when they master a skill that was previously difficult or confusing for them. So many students miss one or two elements of a concept, start getting behind, and develop a strong dislike for a particular subject or even school itself. When I teach your child, I make sure they have the background skills that may be missing to give them the foundation they need for their future academic success. Making sure your child has a strong academic foundation is essential to all future learning, (college entrance, and career optimization), not to mention the anxiety and frustration it saves from when they are struggling in school, seeing classmates sail through the same material!
For me, the challenge of making “difficult” things easy to understand is the fun part. To do this, I customize each lesson specifically for your child using the way their brain works, their previous knowledge, as well as their hobbies and unique personalities, to create dynamic and meaningful lessons for them. In addition to my teaching degree, I have a Master’s Degree in Special Needs, and a Master’s Degree in Counseling and Guidance. This additional training and expertise allows me to combine academics with a growth mindset, goal orientation and achievement, as well as offer parenting skills for those interested. Not only will your child’s competence level soar, but their self-esteem and confidence will reach new heights as well.
I look forward to meeting with you and helping your child realize they CAN have mastery of things that they previously thought were impossible to learn. You will be amazed at the academic results as well as the positive change in your child's attitude towards both school and learning. Watch with amazement as your child goes from an "I Can't" to an "I Can" Attitude!


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.
Handwriting,

Handwriting

As an elementary school teacher, I have taught both print and cursive writing to students. Even in today's technological society, there are times when handwriting can be important. If you need to learn or improve these skills, I am the person for you!
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.
Vocabulary

Vocabulary

Vocabulary is essential to so many parts of a great education. Whether we like it or not, we are often judged by the choice of words we use. Potential employers, colleges, teachers, and even friends tend to make judgments about us based on our word choices. In school, vocabulary is often related to specific courses. The better we understand the words used to describe the content of what we are learning, the better we can understand that topic. A great vocabulary enhances one's writing and speaking skills without even trying. Being able to know and use the nuances of individual words evokes different interpretations, or meanings, when we hear them. Joy, bliss, ecstatic, happy, are all basically synonyms; yet there are subtle differences to the meaning of each one. When is the best time to start improving one's vocabulary? Whatever time it is now! We are never to young or too old to have the privilege of increasing our word bank. However, the earlier one starts, the easier school and college entrance tests tend to be. Lack of vocabulary knowledge impedes reading comprehension which is essential for every subject, including math (as so many of the math requirements are now written as word problems.) If you can't afford tutoring, there are many computer applications as well as the old school Reader's Digest vocabulary quizzes that can help improve one's knowledge of words.

English

Vocabulary,

Vocabulary

Vocabulary is essential to so many parts of a great education. Whether we like it or not, we are often judged by the choice of words we use. Potential employers, colleges, teachers, and even friends tend to make judgments about us based on our word choices. In school, vocabulary is often related to specific courses. The better we understand the words used to describe the content of what we are learning, the better we can understand that topic. A great vocabulary enhances one's writing and speaking skills without even trying. Being able to know and use the nuances of individual words evokes different interpretations, or meanings, when we hear them. Joy, bliss, ecstatic, happy, are all basically synonyms; yet there are subtle differences to the meaning of each one. When is the best time to start improving one's vocabulary? Whatever time it is now! We are never to young or too old to have the privilege of increasing our word bank. However, the earlier one starts, the easier school and college entrance tests tend to be. Lack of vocabulary knowledge impedes reading comprehension which is essential for every subject, including math (as so many of the math requirements are now written as word problems.) If you can't afford tutoring, there are many computer applications as well as the old school Reader's Digest vocabulary quizzes that can help improve one's knowledge of words.
Writing

Writing

Writing is a way to communicate using written language. Writing can be essential to ensure you are providing the information needed to make your point. Good writing can persuade your audience to agree with your viewpoint. Many people struggle with writing because they do not know how to structure and formulate their thoughts into words that communicate what they want. I can help you put your words on paper in a meaningful way, whether this is through creative writing, a research paper, or simply in answering short essay questions. Great writing not only increases your ability to communicate effectively with the written word, it, oddly, makes you a better speaker as well. This means that you will be able to think faster and answer questions more effectively, and concisely whether in class or on a job interview.

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.
Handwriting,

Handwriting

As an elementary school teacher, I have taught both print and cursive writing to students. Even in today's technological society, there are times when handwriting can be important. If you need to learn or improve these skills, I am the person for you!
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.
Writing

Writing

Writing is a way to communicate using written language. Writing can be essential to ensure you are providing the information needed to make your point. Good writing can persuade your audience to agree with your viewpoint. Many people struggle with writing because they do not know how to structure and formulate their thoughts into words that communicate what they want. I can help you put your words on paper in a meaningful way, whether this is through creative writing, a research paper, or simply in answering short essay questions. Great writing not only increases your ability to communicate effectively with the written word, it, oddly, makes you a better speaker as well. This means that you will be able to think faster and answer questions more effectively, and concisely whether in class or on a job interview.

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.
Writing

Writing

Writing is a way to communicate using written language. Writing can be essential to ensure you are providing the information needed to make your point. Good writing can persuade your audience to agree with your viewpoint. Many people struggle with writing because they do not know how to structure and formulate their thoughts into words that communicate what they want. I can help you put your words on paper in a meaningful way, whether this is through creative writing, a research paper, or simply in answering short essay questions. Great writing not only increases your ability to communicate effectively with the written word, it, oddly, makes you a better speaker as well. This means that you will be able to think faster and answer questions more effectively, and concisely whether in class or on a job interview.

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.
Writing

Writing

Writing is a way to communicate using written language. Writing can be essential to ensure you are providing the information needed to make your point. Good writing can persuade your audience to agree with your viewpoint. Many people struggle with writing because they do not know how to structure and formulate their thoughts into words that communicate what they want. I can help you put your words on paper in a meaningful way, whether this is through creative writing, a research paper, or simply in answering short essay questions. Great writing not only increases your ability to communicate effectively with the written word, it, oddly, makes you a better speaker as well. This means that you will be able to think faster and answer questions more effectively, and concisely whether in class or on a job interview.

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


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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

Helped my daughter open up

I was so incredibly relieved to hear Casey conversing with my daughter tonight. It was her first session and Casey helped my daughter process what was on her mind and heart. My daughter was able to give me three options for herself and I was so happy to hear her thought process. It’s something I’ve been trying to do as a mom for months. I’m really grateful that Casey was able to help!

Maria, 2 lessons with Casey

Very positive first and second tutoring session

My son has been very nervous about his math preparation. He also has had some bad experiences with tutors. He was very concerned about trying another tutor but Casey put him at ease immediately. He came out of his first session smiling and was looking forward to his next one. His second session was just as successful as his first one. We will definitely continue with Casey. He found Casey to be very knowledgeable and personable and is actually excited about tutoring with her.

Jamie, 326 lessons with Casey

GREAT tutor for kids with special needs!

I love how she listens and is able to change her lesson plans according to my sons needs at any given moment. My son has Autism Spectrum Disorder and she has been great at getting him to open up to her in just three sessions! I’m amazed to see his confidence level and interest in academics already increasing.

Alicia, 13 lessons with Casey

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