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Amy D.

Seattle, WA

$45/hr

Highly effective middle school tutor and adult/child ESL tutor

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Kind and resourceful tutor.
— Xian, Chestnut Hill, MA on 1/14/14

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The University of Dayton, Dayton, OH
Middle Childhood Ed
Boston College Lynch School of Education
MEd

Education

The University of Dayton, Dayton, OH (Middle Childhood Ed)

Boston College Lynch School of Education (MEd)

About Amy

Hi everyone,

My name is Amy, and I love to work one-on-one with middle level students, from those struggling with learning disorders to gifted students, as well as adults and children who are learning English as a second language.

I have my BS from the University of Dayton in middle childhood education, and my Master's of Education in Curriculum and Instruction from Boston College where I focused my studies on teaching bilingual students. I am currently teaching middle school humanities at a private school in Seattle. I have privately tutored students in grades 4-12, ranging from customized writing and math instruction to SAT/ACT language prep to ESL support. I have also taught adults in ESL, privately and at ESL schools. I listed myself as a middle level instructor because I am particularly experienced working with students in grades 4-8.

My approach to tutoring is that each child/person has unique needs, so I am very careful to customize my instruction as much as possible. I use a variety of instructional methods and techniques, and I am very resourceful with my instruction, incorporating technology, manipulatives and other outside resources when I can. I also think that having open communication with the student's parents and teachers is important, so that the instruction will lead to meaningful, lasting improvement for the student's learning.

I look forward to hearing from you!
Hi everyone,

My name is Amy, and I love to work one-on-one with middle level students, from those struggling with learning disorders to gifted students, as well as adults and children who are learning English as a second
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Policies
Cancellation
12 hours notice required
Travel Radius
Travels within 15 miles of Seattle, WA 98112
Background Check: Passed

"Kind and resourceful tutor."

- Xian, Chestnut Hill, MA on 1/14/14

"Very Helpful and very patient towards learning"

- Lynn, Bellevue, WA on 6/3/15

"Great experience with Amy."

- Doug, Cambridge, MA on 1/26/14

"Focused, skillful and very effective tutor"

- Davide, Cambridge, MA on 6/25/13

"Great with study skills!"

- Kim, Cambridge, MA on 6/4/13
Math:
Prealgebra
English:
English, ESL/ESOL,
Grammar, Literature, Proofreading, Reading, Vocabulary, Writing
Language:
ESL/ESOL
Elementary Education:
Elementary (K-6th),
Elementary Math, Grammar, Phonics,
Reading, Spelling, Study Skills,
Vocabulary
Special Needs:
Phonics
Homeschool:
Elementary (K-6th),
English, ESL/ESOL,
Prealgebra, Reading, Study Skills,
Writing
Sports/Recreation:
Softball, Volleyball
Corporate Training:
ESL/ESOL,
Grammar, Proofreading

Approved subjects are in bold.

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Elementary (K-6th)

I am a certified MA educator for 5-8 grade humanities, but I also have several years of experience privately tutoring students who are in the younger grades. I am currently a supervisor for Boston College student teachers who are doing their student teaching in grades K-5. So I spend two days a week at local Boston schools working with student teachers to improve their instruction in K-5 classrooms. I am also studying Curriculum and Instruction through Boston College's graduate program.

ESL/ESOL

I currently teach ESL to high school age students at an English institute in downtown Boston, and I have taken two teaching bilingual students courses at BC as part of my master's studies.

Phonics

I took an undergraduate course on the use of Phonics when instructing elementary students in reading and writing. I also have experience tutoring students whose teachers are using a phonics curriculum.

Study Skills

I have a lot of experience working one-on-one with students to improve their study skills. I have worked after school with students who were in my class, as well as with tutoring students at their homes. I have developed a toolbox of strategies to work with students who struggle with studying, but typically study skills should be very tailored to what works for each child.

The University of Dayton, Dayton, OH
Middle Childhood Ed
Boston College Lynch School of Education
MEd

Education

The University of Dayton, Dayton, OH (Middle Childhood Ed)

Boston College Lynch School of Education (MEd)

Kind and resourceful tutor. — My son attends public school. Despite the good reputation, we find that the school does not challenge him enough. We worked with Amy in English writing to supplement the public school education. In addition to being highly resourceful and effective in her tutoring, Amy is absolutely delightful, reliable, and extremely punctuate. Due to her vast experience in middle school education, it was seamles ...

— Xian, Chestnut Hill, MA on 1/14/14

Hourly fee

Standard Hourly Fee: $45.00

Cancellation: 12 hours notice required

Travel policy

Amy will travel within 15 miles of Seattle, WA 98112.

Background Check Status for Amy D.

Amy D. passed a background check on 7/8/13. The check was ordered by another user through First Advantage. For more information, please review the background check information page.

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