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
Stephanie is flexible to the scheduling needs of my high school senior. She has worked with her to find a mutually agreed upon location that is conducive to learning/speaking Spanish. My daughter looks forward to her tutoring sessions.
Dawn M. from East Lyme, CT
"ESL and Spanish Tutor"
I am a Connecticut certified ESL and Spanish teacher with 25 years of experience. I was born in Argentina and lived in Spain for a few years. I have traveled in Puerto Rico, Dominican Republic Costa Rica and Mexico. I would love to help you learn to speak and communicate effectively in Spanish and English as well. If you just need help with test taking and or grammar, or you need to fulfill a requirement, I am confident that I can work with you to meet your needs.... ... More
Stephen has tutored my son and daughter in algebra I and geometry. Not only is he very knowledgeable in his content area but his explanation of the material is clear and concise. My children felt that he is one of the best math teachers they have had. When scheduling tutoring sessions he is flexible and reliable. I would not hesitate to use Stephen for tutoring in the future.
Janet B. from Hebron, CT
"Professional Educator Mathematics Teacher/Tutor"
Hi! I am a current high school math teacher with 25 years experience teaching students in grades 7-12. I have also taught at the community college level and have experience with adult learners.
I really enjoy getting to work with students one-on-one. This way, I can really get to know your strengths and your interests so that together we can build upon them to reach your goals. I'm very serious about getting my students to do their very best in everything and to realize that nothing is too ... ... More
"Michele L., My passion is biology and environmental science"
I am a graduate of Southern CT State University for both undergraduate and graduate degrees, and have experience teaching non-major biology lab at the university level and tutoring biology at the high school level. In addition, I have taught anatomy and physiology labs to pre-nursing, exercise majors, nursing, and other various majors at the university level. I have my masters in environmental science and was chosen to work on the USDA grant for oysters while completing my masters with my pr... ... More
Kelly was very well versed in the subject matter and knew how to pace lessons and introduce materials and information at the correct time. Very good instructor!
Jeffrey S. from Farmington, CT
"Web Design, Graphic Design, Publishing, Photography, Advertising"
Thank you for taking the time to let me introduce myself. Since graduating from Pratt Institute 83â€™ Cum Laude, Bachelors of Fine Arts and going on to receive my Masters of Science, Quinnipiac University, Hamden CT â€“ e-Media/Interactive Media 2003, Iâ€™ve been a University Professor teaching Digital art and Design with a concentration on online media, website design, UX (user experience design), interface design, digital photography, 2D and 3D animation, art and technology and A... ... More
"Doctorcarl Mathematics Tutor"
I have a Ph.D. in Mathematics with a specialty in Number Theory. I have tutored and taught for many years. I currently teach online at schools in Alabama, Maryland, New Hampshire, and Texas. I have tutored at the high school level. I have taught at the high school level. I have published math articles in national journals. I have graded the AP Calculus exam for 9 summers.
I offer tutoring in calculus, algebra, trigonometry, differential equations, & more.... ... More