Award-Winning Phonics Tutors in Washington, DC
Rob "...I learned a variety of strategies from experts working with the University of Pittsburgh while I was writing Common Core Math lessons for Prince George's County Public Schools. I would have to say that I prefer to tutor math, but am eager to help my students learn to read too! I also have experience teaching Science across multiple grade levels (5th in particular). I am willing to help you conquer challenges in Science or Social Studies as well! Even if you simply need strategies for studying, I am happy to share strategies that have worked for my students! I believe that when learning something new, it is important to go into it with confidence! Why be scared of long division when you can focus on the math facts and strategies that you know to help you climb that mountain? It is also important to learn strategies and find patterns instead of memorizing facts..."
Mount St. Mary's University - BS, Elementary Education
George Washington University - BS, Educational Technology Leadership
State Certified Teacher
Jeana "...When I left Germany and came to the United States for college, I became certified to tutor Calculus I and the German language at Johns Hopkins University through their student-to-student tutoring service, "The Learning Den." Tutoring has been such a joy of mine because of the students I've been able to work with. Working together to get through a tough concept or problem is made totally worthwhile when the student then says, "Ok, let me do this next one on my own. I've got this." That's when I know knowledge has truly been shared, and that both the student and I have done our jobs. When I'm not tutoring, I love to be outside! You can find me either running on the beach in the summer or snowboarding on the slopes in the winter..."
Paul "...in English and Philosophy. After school, I moved to Seattle, WA and began my career in education as a private tutor for high-risk high school students. I loved it so much that I applied for City Year, a rigorous AmeriCorps program wherein I spent a year volunteering at a high-needs middle school in Seattle as a tutor and mentor..."
Renee "... Later, I was hired by Alexandria Public School System as a PALS teacher where I was able to continue working with children on improving their reading skills. I have also tutored high school students, assisting them in improving their study skills and test-taking skills, along with their reading comprehension and writing skills. Most recently, I tutored a college student taking online courses toward a Bachelor’s degree..."
Molly "... I love using color-coding, breaking down problems into simple steps, and games to reinforce concepts. Although I currently teach math, my undergraduate degree is in English. I took several classes for my Master's degree that focused on teaching literacy, so I have a great deal of experience editing essays, breaking down sentence structures, and promoting effective reading techniques. In my free time I love anything related to music, especially singing, and I am a member of the Washington Chorus. I also enjoy being outdoors on the water sailing, kayaking, or stand-up-paddle-boarding..."
University of Virginia-Main Campus - BA, English
American University - MAT, Teaching, concentration in Mathematics
State Certified Teacher
Nora "... Since I was ten years old, crafts have held a special place in my heart; embroidery, crochet, and wire-and-bead jewelry claim most of my crafting time, and I design Celtic knotwork-inspired cross-stitched bookmarks. I've enjoyed gardening for nearly as long as crafting, and I love nurturing a vegetable or herb plant from seed to harvest. In keeping with my love of language, I'm also an avid reader..."
Adeola "...I have worked with students from K-12 as well as graduate students as a writing tutor and teaching assistant at Georgetown University Law Center. I love to read and write and work with students to get them to their greatest potential. I also speak French and have lived in France..."
Maryanne "... Since that time, I have taught fifth grade Math and History, middle school History, and second grade. In May 2013, I graduated from the Mary Lou Fulton College at ASU with a Master of Education in Elementary Education. I enjoy working with students on Math, Reading, and History..."
Rachael "I graduated from WashU in 2013, with a major in Environmental Policy. Although I'm happy to tutor most subjects, my strongest suit is writing. I read my friends' papers all the time - and really enjoy doing it! I can read anything from college essays, creative writing, or help you with the SAT writing/reading sections. I am also happy to help you brainstorm and talk through ideas on papers you haven't yet started. In my free time, I love reading, writing, cooking, hiking (or really, doing almost anything outside), and spending time with friends.."
Washington University in St. Louis - BA, Environmental Policy
Stephanie "I tutored my first student almost ten years ago, and I enjoy working with all age brackets! My specialties are Math and Writing, but I have experience in just about everything.."