"Fun, energetic, vibrant Spanish tutor"
I grew up in Austin, TX and have studied the Spanish language since I was in elementary school. I grew up with a Mexican nanny who exposed me to her language and culture from my infancy. I am an Undergraduate Departmental Representative for the Hispanic Studies major at Brandeis University and have studied Spanish and Hispanic culture in the forms of literature (novels, short stories, poetry, prose, drama) and film. I also have years of conversational Spanish experience, having worked retail ... ... More
"Hope R. Reading, Writing, and Study Skills Tutor"
I am a reading, writing, and study skills tutor who works with students grades K-8.
I believe that each student comes to tutoring with a different set of needs and a unique learning style. During my first few sessions, my main job is to figure out what approach will work best.
I have been trained in the Orton-Gillingham reading approach and have experience using Wilson (both of these are similar phonetic programs). When working on writing, I pull together various resources tha... ... More
"Clear physics and chemistry understanding and teaching"
I have taught science, physics, math and chemistry at all public school levels in the US, England, and Africa. In Newton, MA where I taught for 3 years, I introduced a new PSSC physics program developed at MIT. I taught overseas for a year in a public school in Devon, England and later that year at two private girls' high schools in Nairobi, Kenya. I pride myself on clear explanations, interesting demonstrations in both chemistry and physics.
After teaching and then working i... ... More
"Chinese, SAT, Math, Writing, History, Geography"
I am a recent graduate (summa cum laude) from Middlebury College, where I majored in history and geography and minored in math. I bring 3 years of experience working in my college's writing center, both as a writing tutor and as a first-year mentor. I am also an alumni of Middlebury's rigorous Summer Language School for Chinese, and studied abroad in China for 6 months.
I am passionate about knowledge and try to convey this enthusiasm when teaching. My sessions are collaborative and engaging... ... More
Valerie was fabulous! She met with my daughter (16) for two plus hours on a writing project. She helped my daughter break out the story into sections and lay out the facts, etc. in an organized way. They then worked from the "inside out" I believe....and put together an incredible essay. She is actually teaching my daughter how to write essays! What a skill for her to learn before college. She was punctual and professional....and the classiest tutor I have ever met. We will us her often!
Jennifer T. from Concord, MA
"Results-producing Tutor for Science, English, Writing, Career Advisor"
I teach students to become self-aware about how they think and to learn new ways of thinking that empower them to achieve their academic and life goals. My passion is to inspire a love of learning, the acquisition of new -- or the maturation of existing -- knowledge, skills, and abilities. There is nothing more satisfying than to have a student achieve their academic and personal goals. In other words, becoming their personal and, ultimately, professional best.
My students achieve their a... ... More
Grant is approachable. My son was very comfortable working with him. Grant met with my son to help him prep for his math final - which he took with confidence.
Mattsen L. from Concord, MA
"Experienced and patient math teacher and tutor"
I am a MA licensed middle school math teacher of 20+ years, and I have tutored countless math students from grades 7-12. I may be the most patient math teacher students will ever have, and I try to not just show math skills, but help students understand the language of math in general and algebra in particular. I have worked successfully with students of all abilities, and my students (and their parents) tell me they are so relieved to finally understand math and not be made to feel dumb or... ... More