"Unique, Individualized Tutoring in many Subjects"
I never could arbitrarily follow the rules, or teach in a way that didn't work just because I was supposed to. My very first experience teaching showed me that traditional teaching simply did not reach students in a real, lasting way. Another teacher introduced me to Design Based Learning (DBL), invented by Doreen Nelson (some other styles called Design Based Learning are out there, but this is the one I use). I learned to use design techniques to reach into students' minds and draw out de... ... More
So awesome! Patient, understanding and works well with my 6th and 7th grader. In today's society with over crowding classrooms, and lack of one on one for the "average" student, I am so excited to have Jennifer working with my kids! Exacted for a long time relationship with our tutor!
Shayna R. from Battle Ground, WA
"Experienced Tutor for GMAT, GRE, LSAT, SAT, and ACT Tests"
I have a Master's in Special Education and a PhD ABD in Special Education. I have tutored and taught students with special needs for about eight years. I have worked with students with ADD, ADHD, Dyslexia, Dysgraphia, and Learning Disabilities (both Verbal learning disabilities and Performance learning disabilities. I have worked with children on the autism scale, particularly those with Asperger's.
I seem to connect very well with students with special needs, and they like me because I am understanding, patient and fair. I think this is partly because I believe in differentiating a lesson f ... More
"Veteran teacher will help you excel!"
Hi! I am Mrs. E. and I bring 26 years of teaching experience to WyzAnt, and can help your child excel in all elementary subjects, as well as in secondary Spanish. My background is strongest with children in grades K-5, and my expertise includes many years of teaching in ESL and bilingual programs. I especially enjoy teaching reading, writing, and other areas of language arts. I am fluent in speaking, reading and writing Spanish, and I have lived abroad. In addition to my many years of teachin... ... More
My freshman daughter is an excellent student. She is in the gifted and talented program at her school and took Algebra as an 8th grader. This year, she had Geometry but also AP U.S. History with the associated "ton of homework". She pulled a B in Geometry in the first semester but something happened in the 2nd semester and we saw online that she was actually just failing the class with a 59%. She had gotten behind and simply could not catch up and in any kind of math class, a situation like that will not right it self as every concept builds on the next. Neither my husband nor I could help her by this point as she had gotten into problems we just could not remember (it's been a long time since Geometry class!). I found a few tutors in my area by doing a Google search but after reading their bios, I felt that Sarah would be a good fit. Was she ever?! She came to our house, introduced herself and sat down with my daughter. After asking just a couple of questions to see what the current material was, Sarah jumped right in and began to help. Much was accomplished in just one hour. I was amazed!
Sarah took tutoring to a level I would have never thought of by contacting my daughter's Geometry teacher and explaining to him what she was doing and even asking him where he was headed. Sarah's goal was to get my daughter caught up and then, with the info from the teacher, get her ahead so that when she entered the classroom, she already had an idea of how to accomplish the problems which were being taught that day. I think that is an excellent concept! My husband and I had a meeting with the Geometry teacher and he (realizing the work both we, Sarah AND our daughter was putting into regaining the lost ground) agreed to give her partial credit for past assignments which were never turned in (5 total). We told Sarah about this and she made quick work of helping our daughter complete and understand the missed homework assignments. While final grades are not posted yet, she has a very solid C and there is a good chance that she can finish with a B if things continue as they have recently.
Sarah is an excellent tutor and she works very hard to instill confidence in the student. Her personality is very kind and caring and we felt (as did our rather shy daughter) very comfortable with her. She was extremely flexible with times and even places (my daughter went to Sarah's office on the Ball State University campus 2 or 3 times for tutoring sessions. I simply cannot say enough good things about Sarah. She is very intelligent, able to very effectively break down and explain concepts and she is extremely personable. While I hope it isn't necessary, I will hire Sarah again if needed...in a heartbeat!!
Heather H. from Muncie, IN
"Qualified Math and Science Tutor"
I took the MCAT in August 2008 and scored an 11 on verbal reasoning, 10 on physical sciences, and a 12 on the biological sciences. Additionally, my strong science and critical reasoning background gives me the ability to teach all the subjects covered on the MCAT test. I am confident that I can help you get the score you want on the MCAT. ... More
"Computer Science Student looking to Tutor Math"
I currently am attending WSU Vancouver getting a degree in computer science and a math minor. Right now I'm taking calculus classes and have taken math classes every year of my education. I have a little over one year of experience tutoring High School and Elementary Math. I'm located close to Battle Ground, but am willing to drive to tutor.... ... More
"Help With Your Worst Math Nightmare"
Variables and expressions, equations and formulas, inequalities (graphing, writing, solving), functions (slope, absolute value functions, systems of equations), exponents and polynomials (multiplication and division properties), factoring methods, quadratic functions (roots, zeroes, x-intercepts, completing the square), exponential facts (growth and decay), radical expressions and functions, rational expressions and functions. ... More