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 Ivoryton 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 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
Although we've only had one lesson with David so far, I can't say enough about how amazingly flexible he is in working out a schedule that fits into my son's busy life. David followed up both before and after the session. We are very pleased so far! I am hoping that in time, David will be able to help my son wrap his head around calculus, and it will become less of a struggle for him!!
11/18/14 update: My son has had 3 sessions with David now and he is starting to feel optimistic about his upcoming pre-calculus test. David continues to be very flexible and seems truly concerned about helping Austin succeed. I can see that these tutoring sessions (done against my son's will - because he thought he didn't need help) are very beneficial already and I anticipate that with David's continued help, will reduce so much stress from my son trying to figure out this very complex stuff on his own. Thanks David!!
Laurie B. from Cobalt, CT
"SAT Math Monster (Scored 800) "
I believe I have a special insight into mathematics, and I get a kick out of sharing those insights with others. I have successfully communicated those insights with others while tutoring on my own. I have tutored from Algebra 1 through Calculus, as well as the SAT. Mathematics is fundamental to so many other subjects that developing a deep understanding of it can impact what one decides to study in college, as well as the field one decides to work in. My preference is to deepen someone's... ... More
Since he is a professor anyway, in the area he teaches, that enhances your chances you are going to get something substantial out of the sessions.
Richard B. from Hamden, CT
"Gerald Pollak, Computers, Music, Geography, History"
I thoroughly enjoy tutoring, teaching and working with students. I am an adjunct professor at 2 community colleges. But much of what I do is teaching of some kind, whether it's teaching children how to write a song, teaching young adults basic math and job prep skills, or helping my son with his homework and teaching him guitar and piano. I have done all of these. In addition, I have had my own business as a computer software trainer. All students are adults or retirees.
Perhaps it's because... ... More
government & politics
Elise is a kind and experienced tutor. We feel very fortunate to have found her. She is patient, thoughtful, and responsive, and has a wonderful manner with children.
Alix W. from Centerbrook, CT
"Certified Elementary School, Theatre Arts, & Psychology teacher"
I have an ABA training certificate and I have worked with many students with these disabilities over the past 20 years teaching theatre,for over 15 years teaching elementary school, and for three years teaching college.
My undergraduate degree in Developmental psychology as well as being the parent of a child with ADHD affords me a unique perspective as well as considerable training in teaching students with this disability. ... More
"Patient tutor who helps each client master powerful language skills."
A student who learns to read and write well learns to think and speak more effectively. An adult who continued to improve these skills enjoys increased opportunity in many areas of life. It is a joy to see such advancements occur at any age!
I am a published author, writer, professional editor, ghost writer, and tutor -- as well as a mother of two -- who will help an individual achieve his or her own goals. Striving to help each of my clients find his or her unique voice, I am patient wit... ... More
"Understanding Tutor for Business, Law, and History"
I have a Bachelor of Arts in Political Science, a Doctorate of Jurisprudence, a Ph.D in Biblical Studies, a Masters of Science, a Doctorate of Science and a Ph.D in Science.
I have not only taught for many years but have also obtained advanced degrees so I understand the difficulties in learning a new subject. My intent is to not only help a student understand the material but to show the student how the material relates to their lives today and how it may be useful in the future.... ... More
government & politics
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