When you are struggling to make the grade it is easy to feel like just giving up and throwing in the towel. However, with the help of an experienced tutor you could be well on your way to achieving not just a passing grade, but a truly impressive one! There are Des Moines tutors available now to guide you through your course work and offer support on homework and assignments. So whether you are looking for someone to help you pass a particularly challenging class, or for someone to help prep you for an upcoming exam, check out local tutor listings now and put yourself on the road to success'i.
I found Sharon J came prepared for the class and she was on time. But I felt she is not knowledgeable in TOEFL. I think she should reassess her skills before accepting tutoring requests.
Additionally, our first meeting was supposed to be an introductory session, but she made a class out of it without declaring any syllabus before meeting. And she charged me for that session.
Nikita/manish K. from West Des Moines, IA
English: I teach correct English pronunciation, (including phonics) conversational speaking, listening, understanding, reading, writing, and grammar.
For the very beginners, I teach the alphabet letter names/sounds/consonants blends/, and the correct writing/pronunciation of the vowels and consonants.
I use a variety of teaching aids, including books, a magnetic letter board, cards, and tapes. I can help you learn at your level and pace.
For those who are advanced and ready to take the ACT or the TOEFL tests, I can help you prepare for those tests. ... More
"Certified Teacher with 11 Years' Experience in Elementary Instruction"
Hi, everyone! I am a dedicated and hardworking teacher eager to help your child meet his or her academic goals. I have been teaching and tutoring elementary aged students for eleven years. I currently teach fifth grade at King Elementary School in Des Moines. I grew up in Fort Dodge and I recently moved back to Iowa from New York City. While in New York I taught fourth and fifth grade at a public school in The Bronx. I hold an Iowa State K-6 Teaching License with an endorsement in science. I ... ... More
We connected with Tiffany during the fall of my son's senior year of high school after he didn't pass the math graduation requirement test. Tiffany quickly assessed where my son needed help and then set about teaching him the building blocks he needed. For two months, they met once and occasionally twice per week. Tiffany is patient, encouraging and makes the sessions motivating and worthwhile. Her schedule is flexible and she provides great recaps of what is covered in each session. Most importantly, in two short months my son finally learned the necessary math concepts that had previously eluded him. He just got results back from his math grad re-test and he went from a 48 to a 64 out of a possible 85; well above what is required for graduation. As a student, my son says he'd recommend Tiffany to his friends and as a parent I strongly agree.
Marie H. from Minnetonka, MN
"Fun Math Tutor- Seven Years of Experience!"
Hello and Welcome!
I have been a full-time math tutor for seven years and have loved every minute of it! I specialize in tutoring Basic Math through Calculus. I am known for my flexible schedule, patience and ability to make math easy to learn. Confidence building is something I also tend to focus on while teaching math concepts.
Once a student feels confident in their ability to do math, they tend to focus more in class and work harder to figure out difficult problems. If you are a student... ... More
"Alison, K-5 Special Ed and Elementary School Tutor"
Hi, my name is Alison and I live in West Des Moines. I graduated from Central College in 2006 with a bachelor's degree in Elementary Education. I taught K-5 special education (behavior and learning disabilities) in Florida before deciding to stay home with my daughter. My passion is teaching and I would love to slowly get back into it by tutoring.
I am a very hands on teacher and love to incorporate art into my lessons. I have written and implemented IEPs as well as lead the meetings. I ha... ... More
Anne has been our math tutor for our 14 year old daughter this summer, and we feel very blessed to have selected such an outstanding person and tutor. Anne has helped our daughter feel more confident in her math abilities, and has engaged our daughter through her teaching techniques, which are not always available in her regular math classroom. The one on one attention, has been an excellent way for our daughter to not only grasp the concepts, but has provided a forum where she feels comfortable asking questions.
Anne has done so well with our daughter this summer, that we have asked her to stay on as our daughter's tutor during the school year. We are certain this will be a benefit for her by keeping her interest and focus on math.
I absolutely appreciate the very detailed and enthusiastic summary that Anne provides us via e-mail concerning her tutoring sessions with our daughter,and are immediately available to access.
Anne is very talented and it is apparent that she enjoys working with students. I know it has been a great reward for her when our daughter has reached that " Ah HA " moment. Her patience is contagious and encouraging as well!
Julie H. from Des Moines, IA
"Let's Learn Using Your Best Learning Styles!"
In addition to holding a current Professional Educator's License, my recent experience includes teaching elementary students over 1600 hours in the last year and a half. I serve as a guest teacher in dozens of public elementary schools throughout the greater Des Moines, Iowa area, covering every subject that the regular classroom teachers cover: Reading, Writing, Grammar/Punctuation, Spelling (aka: "Language Arts"), Math, Social Studies/Geography, Science, and in some schools, Penmanship ("handwriting"). ... More
"Art skills useful in fine art, graphic design, photography"
Advanced: Pencil, pen/ink, pastel, mixed media, acrylic, Photoshop and
photo manipulation(including scanning), desktop publishing/graphic
Basic: oil, watercolor, photography(composition/posing, light/shade;no
mechanics), roller skating fundamentals
I grew up in Ames, Ia., and graduated from Ames High. As a grade school student, I spent most of my spare time drawing on "scrap" paper my father brought home from his job. I won my first awards at age 14... ... More
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