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Adrianna

I graduated with honors from New York University's Gallatin School of Individualized study, where I earned a Bachelor of Arts. My Concentration was Language as a Vehicle for Story in Theatre and Children's Literature, with minors in Dramatic Literature and Medieval & Renaissance Studies. Since graduation, I have worked extensively with children, as a babysitter, tutor, private NYC nanny, and in a childcare facility here in Cincinnati.

While I tutor a broad range of subjects, I am most passionate about Reading, Math, and Science for grade school, and English and French for middle and high school. In my experience helping struggling children learn to read, I have found that games, songs, and silly stories are my most effective teaching tools. I am a vehement believer that literacy and an appreciation for literature are the most important tools one needs to carve out a meaningful existence in this life. As Dr. Seuss so aptly put it, “The more that you read, the more things you will know. The more that you learn, the more places you'll go.”

When I'm not teaching, I am either reading (surprise!), working on one of my blogs, or cooking something delicious. I look forward to meeting you!

Undergraduate Degree:

 New York University - BA, Individualized Study - Language as a Vehicle for Story in Theatre and Children's Literature

When I'm not teaching, I am either reading (surprise!), working on one of my blogs, or cooking something delicious. I look forward to meeting you!

10th Grade Reading

10th Grade Writing

11th Grade Reading

11th Grade Writing

12th Grade Reading

12th Grade Writing

1st Grade

1st Grade Math

1st Grade Reading

1st Grade Writing

2nd Grade

2nd Grade Math

2nd Grade Reading

2nd Grade Writing

3rd Grade

3rd Grade Math

3rd Grade Reading

3rd Grade Writing

4th Grade

4th Grade Math

4th Grade Reading

4th Grade Writing

5th Grade

5th Grade Math

5th Grade Reading

5th Grade Writing

6th Grade

6th Grade Math

6th Grade Reading

6th Grade Writing

7th Grade

7th Grade Reading

7th Grade Writing

8th Grade

8th Grade Reading

8th Grade Writing

9th Grade Reading

9th Grade Writing

Adult Literacy

Art

College English

Comparative Literature

Conversational French

Elementary School

Elementary School Math

Elementary School Reading

Elementary School Writing

French 1

Handwriting

High School English

High School Writing

Middle School

Middle School Reading

Middle School Writing

Shakespeare

Study Skills

Study Skills and Organization

Summer

What is your teaching philosophy?

I believe in the teacher as facilitator. I strive to help my students unlock their intellectual potential by making them think critically. When students achieve their capacity for critical thinking, they achieve far more than they would simply memorizing facts by rote. I think of the "teach a man to fish" analogy.

What might you do in a typical first session with a student?

In a first session with a student, I let the student lead the way. I want to know what it is s/he is working on, and to start to identify what the problem areas are. In this session, I also like to come up with a rough plan for the following several sessions to provide some structure.

How can you help a student become an independent learner?

My job is to help the student become a critical thinker. Knowing what the questions are really asking and knowing how to find the answers (not just what the answers are) are absolutely essential to successful intellectual and academic growth.