There is nothing worse than sitting through a boring lesson, as a student or a teacher. My job as a tutor is to watch for that point before a student's eyes start to glaze over and pull something out of my bag of tricks. For some students, it's a question that makes them think. For others, it's a technology tool that makes a confusing task make sense. For still others, it's a carefully-chosen game that targets just the right skill. I've been filling my bag of tutoring tricks for 15 years, and my favorite part of the job is when I find the right tool and use it to help a student succeed!
I have experience working with students from kindergarten all the way through high school, but my passion is for the late elementary and middle school years. Students in those years can easily fall behind without the right strategies for reading and writing, and I can teach them what they need. It's amazing to see smart but struggling kids take off and succeed!
Masters of Education in Special Education
Orton-Gillingham Associate Training
Assistive Technology Professional (ATP) certification from the Rehabilitation Engineering and Assistive Technology Society of North America
I work with students with ADD and ADHD on strategies for extending their periods of focused work. We also work on strategies for keeping track of information and completing assignments. I teach proactive strategies for organizing materials and planning assignments, which leads to higher grades and decreased anxiety around school.
I can provide tutoring in all academic subjects. I work with students in grades K-6 and beyond. I have an elementary teaching license.
I am an Orton-Gillingham trained special education teacher. I provide research-supported teaching in phonics, fluency and reading comprehension. I also use strategies to increase vocabulary and phonemic awareness. I have taught reading to students from kindergarten to grade 8.
I work with middle and high school students on organization, planning for assignments, scheduling study, and effective notetaking and study strategies.
Writing strategies that go beyond graphic organizers can help students really own their writing process. I teach strategies for planning writing, composing, revising and editing. Many students benefit from using a word processor to enhance their writing process, and I can teach several options for technology, as well.