My son is a learning disabled young adult who has dreams and aspirations that he will not give up on. Before, during, and after starting sessions with my son, Ryan did his research on the particular disability and on my son's career choice. Ryan works patiently with him and helps him understand concepts and reading and offers suggestions that my son can do on his own time. My son has had a couple of tutors when he was in school but he always felt they weren't there to actually help explain difficult educational areas and he felt he was treated as though different and at times stupid. Ryan tutors with respect and continues to come up with new ideas and concepts to help my son break those barriers that have escaped him understanding things in the past. I find Ryan very conscientious, diligent, resourceful, timely with lessons and feedback. Ryan is an excellent role model and I would recommend him whole-heartedly.
Linda S. from Bellingham, WA
"Tutoring & Teaching Experience (12 yrs.) - Math, Physics, Reading"
In addition to my Learning Disability research focus on Dyslexia at Western Washington University, I have extensive experience working with students with ADHD. The reason I have acquired this knowledge and experience is because ADHD is highly co-morbid with Reading Disability (dyslexia), and other language disabilities. In fact, children with language disabilities are often misdiagnosed with ADHD as a root disability, when it is secondary to their language disability. ... More
"language and math tutor"
I am a native speaker of French and English. I am also fluent in German. I have a Master's degree in Foreign Languages, and have had many years of tutoring experience. I have worked for a University and a College. I have tutored Math, French, German, English and ESL. I have also taught classes for 2 years.
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"Veteran English/History Middle School Teacher "
I am a certified, veteran school teacher with seventeen years' teaching experience: fourteen in middle school, two in elementary school, and one as a K-12 substitute in all Whatcom county public schools. I also have eight years' experience teaching gifted seventh and eighth grade students. I have taught language arts and history, with an emphasis on American, Washington State, and ancient history. My students have won state and international awards for their short stories. I also have experie... ... More
My daughter was having a very hard time in her Spanish III honors class. We hired Jan to help her and to study for her final exam. Jan is very energetic and amazing with kids. My daughter was very happy and loved her energy which made Spanish fun for her. Jan began by going over the basics and starting from the beginning and working through all her work. My daughter learned more from Jan than she did with three years of Spanish in school. She went out of her way to send my daughter study guides and helpful guides to work on during the weekend. She definitely went above and beyond what I had expected from a tutor. Since beginning with Jan my daughter's grade has not dropped below an 88. Before being tutored with Jan, she was receiving C's and D's in the class. She has not only passed Spanish III honors class, but has learned so much with the help of Jan. Jan is what I wished Wake County Schools had more of, a wonderful energetic enthusiastic amazing teacher. I wished I had found Jan three years ago, but feel very fortunate to have found her when we needed her most. She is an amazing tutor and great person, she replies immediately and calls if she will be stuck in traffic or is sick, communication is fantastic. I highly recommend her to anyone who is struggling with Spanish or someone who just wants to learn Spanish. She has made a world of difference to my daughter and I am truly grateful for her.
Donna S. from Holly Springs, NC
"Educated, Energetic SPANISH tutor"
I am a fun, funny, and encouraging hands on tutor. I will make learning fun, definitely!
I have been a "Big Sister" with Big Brothers Big Sisters Mentoring Program. For over 3 years I had an age 13-16 year old "little sister" in which I mentored. I truly enjoyed being involved with the program as it enriched the life of my Little, as well as my own.
I have been actively been involved with Costa Rica for 16 years, beginning when I was in the 4th grade. My family supported schools and ... ... More
"Forty-Five Years Teaching Writing and Literature"
With over forty-five years of experience teaching English, Literature, and Writing, I am eager to help you find your voice, focus your message, and express yourself with power and verve. Whether you are writing poetry, fiction, a screen-play, a technical manual, or a letter to the editor, I can help you organize your thoughts, research your facts, structure your creation, and find the exact words you need to convince, inform, or entertain. I am a Mark Twain scholar, and it was Twain who sai... ... More
David K. continues to do an excellent job with my daughter. They have made significant progress in a very short time. His patience and techniques as well as his communication style are very positive. Strongly recommend David for anyone getting ready for the math portions of the SAT or ACT.
My daughter's SAT math score increased by 80 points thanks to David K. Since the average increase is 50, I am very impressed by a measurable score.
Rhonda C. from Bothell, WA
"Certified Math/Physics teacher, patient/detailed explanations"
During the 14 years before my retirement in Jun. 2011, I occasionally taught American history when other teachers were not available due to full enrollment. I would then have students for the full year taking American History. ... More