Highly Experienced Elementary Tutor/Teacher
Highly Experienced Elementary Tutor/Teacher
I am a certified teacher (preschool - 4th grade) with 25 years experience working as a teacher and tutor. I've been a tutor on Wyzant's platform for more than 8 years. for others privately before then, and as a tutor in both Henrico County and Richmond City Public Schools. My students generally improve their grades by at least 1 - 2 letter grades. I've tutored students who were struggling and hated the subject. Over time, they came to enjoy the subject, rather than dread or fear it. I have...
I am a certified teacher (preschool - 4th grade) with 25 years experience working as a teacher and tutor. I've been a tutor on Wyzant's platform for more than 8 years. for others privately before then, and as a tutor in both Henrico County and Richmond City Public Schools. My students generally improve their grades by at least 1 - 2 letter grades. I've tutored students who were struggling and hated the subject. Over time, they came to enjoy the subject, rather than dread or fear it. I have experience working with special needs students, as well those with various learning disabilities. I have many different ways of teaching material to students who are having difficulty, from games to new learning strategies to mnemonic devices. I'm very patient with my students and understand that change doesn't happen overnight - but it does happen!
I've also been playing saxophone for over 40 years, play chess, and am mostly fluent in Spanish. Please contact me if you're seeking a true quality educator with excellent references for your PreK-6th grade student! Thank you!
Alyssa has provided examples of their subject expertise by answering 39 questions submitted by students on Wyzant’s Ask an Expert.
Effective and Patient
Alyssa has been working with my daughter who is on the Autism Spectrum. While my daughter was resistant at first, Alyssa was very patient and found ways to engage my daughter. Learning is difficult for my daughter, so it took great patience, abilities and care for Alyssa to engage her and to continue to engage her from session to session. With Alyssa's assistance, my daughter has learned math skills that she would not have otherwise learned.Lorri, 93 lessons with Alyssa
Alyssa gets around great with are daughter and she immediately starts the session and keeps my daughter on point. I would highly recommend her to anyone who needs an excellent knowledge able math tutor!Ric, 2 lessons with Alyssa
Awesome and Compassionate Tutor
Thorough and compassionate. Alyssa gave us a detailed plan for future lessons. We are looking forward to more lessons in the future!Randi, 36 lessons with Alyssa
she knows her stuff
Alyssa is great with our son. She is consistent and knows how to bring the knowledge out. We see progress for sure.Omar, 33 lessons with Alyssa
She was patient and friendly. She was prepared for session with her own material. Shared short cuts on related material which were age appropriate. Would schedule another lesson with her.Felicia, 33 lessons with Alyssa
We truly enjoyed working with Alyssa. She was very patient and our child always looked forward to her lessons. Her feedback was very helpful in terms of how our child was progressing and what we should reinforce. Our child really made great strides. We are very happy we had the chance to work with Alyssa.Sumaira, 34 lessons with Alyssa
First Visit Was Very Professional
Alyssa provided very valuable information concerning our son that we are very grateful for that will allow us to help our son flourish into the outstanding young man that we know he can be. Alyssa worked well with our son and he responded well to her. However, based on her bio, I wished she could've been more helpful with our son's special needs.Angela, 1 lesson with Alyssa
Professional and patient tutor
Alyssa is helping my 6 year old patiently to improve his skills on reading and math. Alyssa is very professional and understood what is needed based on the assessment and started to tutor my son. So far so good, everything is coming all really well.Chandra, 51 lessons with Alyssa
Noted improvement in one month
My pre-k daughter has been working with Alyssa for 4 weeks. Her teacher told me "whatever you are doing with her keep it up!" she has improved with her letter recognition and sound to letter correlation. we are so happy with her!Amy , 23 lessons with Alyssa
Awesome! Highly Recommend
"Miss Alyssa" has been tutoring my second grader for about 3 months in reading and reading comprehension. I'm always impressed with how patient she is and that she uses her resources outside the time she's tutoring to help my daughter make progress. I can tell she is as interested in my daughter's success as we are. Alyssa is also flexible which, as a busy family, helps our schedule tremendously. My daughter enjoys her sessions and has gained confidence in her studies. She also benefits from the tips and techniques that Alyssa teaches her, to help her break words up and figure them out while she's reading. We look forward to working with her even more this year!Sarah, 42 lessons with Alyssa
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