"Learning should be an adventure and not a chore!"
My teaching/tutoring style is interactive and I invest in the accomplishments of my students. After 27 years at Yale where I created teaching and coaching programs in management of research, budget development, human research subject protection and contracting, I am very familiar with Microsoft Office: Word, Excel and PowerPoint. My undergraduate degrees are in English and Education; my graduate degree is the not-for-profit equivalent of the MBA which included career development, human resour... ... More
He held a conversation and immediately stepped in teaching about ancient history. My 9 year old really loved their conversation and was excited to continue after the lesson was finished. I'm so happy to see how much interaction there was and how he held his attention for the entire hour.
Jamie C. from Norwich, CT
"Dedicated and Knowledgeable Tutor for History, English and Test Prep"
I believe in student success and will do all I can to help the student in need of my services as a tutor, so long as the student is willing to provide the effort necessary. I won't do the work for the student, but I will do everything that is within my ability to help encourage success. I can work around anyone's schedule and tutor anyone as long as the student feels my services can be of help. As the NASA motto goes "Failure is not an option" and so that has been in my mission as an educat... ... More
government & politics
"30 years experience Writing Reading English All Ages"
As the mother of a son diagnosed with ADHD-Pi in 5th grade, and having struggled through the failure of several medications and a school system overwhelmed with special needs students' responsibilities, I took it upon myself to educate my family and my son's teachers on his executive dysfunction challenges and help him develop coping mechanisms and study skills as well as self-advocacy leading to his successful completion of high school. As a result, I have tutored other students with ADD/ADHD and supported the families and the schools with these students. First-hand experience and a relations ... More
"Tutoring geared for success."
I am an educator with over thirty five years of experience in the areas of teaching all social studies, English and all the literary aspects (including writing), reading, comprehension, basic math to pre algebra, and in presenting a program that equips the student with the ability and comfort for college prep exam awareness.
Along with this experience, I have been an academic counselor in all levels, from elementary to adult education. My educational portfolio includes a BSS Degree from Fo... ... More
I recently decided that I wanted to go back to school to allow me to broaden my future job opportunities. I am originally from Russia and have been in the United States for about fourteen years. While able to carry on an English conversation, when it comes to reading and writing, my skills are somewhat limited. I knew I needed to look for help.
After doing some internet searches, I came across WyzAnt. I spent some time reviewing the profiles of the English tutors in my area and decided to email three of them to see if any might be an appropriate fit. After careful consideration, I decided on Christy and couldnâ€™t be more pleased. Christyâ€™s prompt and professional response, especially the fact that she took the time to carefully read the finer points in my rather long email, sealed the deal for me.
During our initial consultation, Christy took extensive notes and listened intently to me as I explained exactly what I was looking to accomplish. When I finished, we together worked on a plan of attack. Improving my reading comprehension and speed, along with developing the proper mechanics in my writing were put on top of the list. Also, knowing that I will likely be required to take some form of admissions exam or standardized test in the near future, we have been working on my vocabulary, including roots, prefixes and suffixes.
Christy and I have been meeting once a week for ninety minutes since May. She provides me with homework each week, which we go over at the start of our next session before moving on to new material. That review at the beginning of our lesson has also helped to improve my conversational English.
Christy is always well prepared and punctual for our lessons. Any necessary communications between lessons have been easily accomplished through email, cell phone and text. Christy is not only knowledgeable and professional in what she does she is also a very compassionate person who is supportive and wants to see me achieve my goals.
I highly recommend Christy.
Inna K. from New London, CT
"Reading, Writing, and ACT, ASVAB, ESL, GED, GRE, PRAXIS, SAT"
In my experience being an alternative high school English Teacher, I acquired 6 years of hands-on experience with special needs students, including those with ADD/ADHD. In my experience these students benefit not only from a multisensory approach to learning, but also a special amount of patience. In my tutoring, I would work to provide opportunities for movement, positive reinforcement, routine in order to achieve results. Moreover, I am prepared to reinforce IEP and 504 strategies in my tutoring. ... More