I am impressed with Andrea S's strategy. She first made sure that she understood what my daughter hoped to gain from the tutoring sessions (set expectations). Right away my daughter was happy as Andrea S listened to her wants and needs. She then told her how she expected to be able to do this. Again she set up expectations that my daughter had a part in. She asked if this sounded reasonable.
From the first 2 hour lesson I saw improvements. The improvement was my daughter turning off the radio when she did home work for Andrea S. I asked her about this. She said there is no music when taking the SAT so it is best that she mimics the environment. I think this is the first time she has ever done quiet homework. The other improvement was her willingness to read to me. She asked if I would like her to read to me! I would. And she did.
Andrea S and my daughter have had only 2 - 2 hour sessions and already I see improvements.
Mary D. from Newton Upper Falls, MA
"Special help for your Special Needs"
As a Certified Special Educator, I have been working with ADD/ADHD students for over 25 years. I hold a Masters Degree is Special Education and have taken methodology courses that focus on helping students cope with the challenges of the classroom environment. I have taught these students in the public school system setting and in private tutoring assignments.
In addition, I have taken professional development courses focusing on strategies designed to help these students maintain concentration in the classroom environment. ... More
After one meeting with Jack, my son is ready to meet again! He enjoyed Jack's approach for the first meeting. We both suspect the subsequent meetings will be set up to target additional test taking skills/strategy along with review of practice test homework in all 3 areas. Looks like we are off to the right start.
Lisa K. from Bolton, MA
"Experienced Ivy League Test-Prep Tutor and College Admissions Advisor"
I have tutored hundreds of students, individually and in classroom settings, in the full range of subjects tested on standardized exams. These subjects include math, reading comprehension, writing, and analytical ability. I have helped students compose their college and graduate school application essays and personal statements. My tutoring experience began in my undergraduate years, when I was employed by the Columbia University Tutoring Service. Since then, I have helped students prepare fo... ... More
"Upper Elementary, Reading, Writing, and Math"
I am an upper elementary homeroom teacher of many years who has recently moved to Lunenburg from Cambridge. I have a lot of experience teaching all subjects in Upper Elementary including reading, writing, social studies, and math. I can help students prepare for standardized tests, such as the MCAS, write a research report, and come to grips with math concepts and problem solving. I pride myself on being a motivator. I think it was Yogi Berra who said it best. Ninety-nine percent of success i... ... More
I found a gem in Pamela! She has been tutoring my 13 year old son in writing for the last two months, and I couldn't be more pleased. She is kind, patient, and very engaging with my son. I feel that she has a well of knowledge, especially for learning disabilities, and my son responds very enthusiastically to her. I would highly recommend Pamela for tutoring services.
Tara M. from Watertown, MA
"Experienced teacher supports student success in skill building"
I have taught students diagnosed with ADD/ADHD for many years in the classroom, in small groups and individually. I also grew up with brothers with the diagnosis. I have given workshops on working with such students. Working with students with ADD/ADHD involves capturing and sustaining their attention by a multi-sensory approach, changing approaches and work frequently, and emphasizing discovery information, not just being told, as well as helping them understand what gets in the way and how to manage that. ... More
"Knowledgeable Tutor for various subjects and test preparation"
Hi, I'm Greta, and I've worked in the education field for eight years. I have a bachelor's degree in History from the University of Mississippi, where I graduated summa cum laude and as a member of Phi Beta Kappa. I worked as an Instructional aide at a local High School for three years. Currently, I am a stay at home parent to my two children. I've been a tutor for various subjects and test preparation for the past four years, working with both Tutoring Services and as a self-employed tutor.... ... More