...been putting my goals into action the last two years by interning at the National Renewable Energy Laboratory doing research in photovoltaic reliability. In high school and college, I have gained experience mentoring peers and helping them not only succeed, but enjoy their school work. I believe that for a student to have an effective learning experience, the tutor must not only be passionate about teaching, but also about learning. As a passionate learner, I...
...selected from my class as a Barnard College Writing Fellow. After a rigorous selection process, I was trained through an intensive semester-long seminar in critical analysis, persuasive writing and revision. I worked as a Writing Fellow for three years, tutoring and editing student work at every stage from idea to final draft. Throughout my three years, I had the highest rank among student feedback. Using my training and experience as a college level Writing Fellow,...
...of biology. My tutoring philosophy is to cater to every student's unique learning style, and to help them gain independence in mastering the material. I enjoy sharing with students my excitement talking about biology! I am currently in a Physician Assistant program at University of North Texas Health Science Center in Fort Worth and am loving every minute of clinical practice! I earned my Bachelor of Science in Biology with a minor in Philosophy from...
...reading endorsement, and am in the process of becoming certified in the same subject areas in Colorado. I have 2 years of experience teaching Kindergarten in Florida, before relocating to Colorado late last year. I really love working one on one with students as I feel the uninterrupted time together yields better results. I like that I can dedicate my time and energy to one student, and I feel students respond better to this. While...
...Mechanical Engineering student at UMass Amherst, with a strong passion for teaching. In my free time, I rock climb, dance, and build crazy robotics projects. I love helping students of all ages build understanding and excitement for various subjects. I believe that, with patience and the right set of tools, you can grow to enjoy any subject. As someone who used to be terrible at math and was taught to love it, I can attest...
I am a senior in the Mechanical Engineering Department at Eastern Michigan University, and I have been tutoring for about five years, from middle school to early college age students. My hobbies are painting/drawing, playing piano and guitar, and playing with my pet rats and my cat! ... I strive to work with every one of my students to build on their knowledge of topics, so that they have a full understanding of whatever subject we...
...matter at hand. My tutoring style is individualized to each student as everyone has a different struggle and thinks in a different manner. Using my background in Education from the University of South Florida, I am able to create a unique learning situation for each student. I am also very patient and able to view a problem from multiple angles. These abilities allow me to create a learning environment that turns frustration into triumph. I...
...own academic success. And so, I am more than happy to share my study strategies, techniques, and tips with students. My strengths lie within the sciences (e.g. AP Biology, Biochemistry, AP Chemistry), followed by mathematics. I also enjoy teaching and tutoring Latin. Believe me when I say it's a beautiful language! During my pursuit of an M.D. degree, I have acquired a minor of Psychology, which has taught me to help others with a holistic...
Hi! My name is Nima, and I am a rising college sophomore who will be attending Duke University on a full merit scholarship in the fall. I love to run cross country and play the viola, as well as tutoring students in a whole variety of subjects! Feel free to message me!... Methodology, Methodology, Methodology! I teach students a process so that they can use their understanding to help them solve any question in the field...
...range of people understand subjects from Spanish to drumming, improv comedy to calculus, up to this past year with AmeriCorps when I spent all my time tutoring literacy to struggling elementary schoolers. Through these experiences I've learned how to discover and draw out the strengths that each student brings to the table; how to be sympathetic to students' frustrations while also pushing them to succeed; and how to find new and creative ways to make...
...Arizona in addition to being an educator. As an educator for the past 20 years, I have extensive experience working with students in the Elementary and Middle School grade levels. In addition to my certification as an Elementary Teacher, I am also a Certified Special Education Teacher and have worked in the Special Education field for 15 years. I specialize in working with students that exhibit anxiety/emotional difficulties related to academics or have learning disabilities....
I enjoy teaching and tutoring students to ensure that each student will achieve academic success. I believe that all students should have high expectations for themselves and by doing so, the learning experience will continue throughout their adult life.
...Throughout college, I tutored students from grades K-8 in the subjects of Reading and Math. I also tutored my colleagues in the subjects of Accounting, Finance, and Public Speaking. I enjoy tutoring in Accounting because I believe Accounting is a concept that each individual can use in their lifetime, whether it be on a personal or professional level. When I tutor, I am very attentive to my student by asking questions and being interactive. I...
...speech therapy as my career out of my love of mentoring and fascination with language. I had my own humble beginnings in South Florida juggling AP tests and marching band at Cypress Bay High School, where I first had the opportunity to learn from and teach my peers subjects ranging from Calculus to English Literature to Jazz Theory. I will be returning to Boston in the Fall to pursue an MS in Speech-Language Pathology at...
...were grown, I began to work in the public schools as a paraprofessional working with students who had learning difficulties. During this time, I studied to get my teacher???s license at Weekend College. From 2013 to 2015, I worked as a special education teacher, in a public school setting. I am currently excited about using my experience and training to tutor students who need support. As an educator, I firmly believe that all students can...
...was able to enjoy AP English courses and became a tutor for numerous courses myself. During my senior year of high school I joined the Air Force, where I would be assigned as an instructor in Washington, DC. After the service, I resumed tutoring through volunteer work with ESL, GED and citizenship exam preparation. Although I am experienced in a plethora of subjects, I most enjoy helping others grow in their writing and communication skills...
...this degree, I worked for many years as a Workforce Development Specialist, Trainer and Group Facilitator for individuals with disAbilities of all ages, with stints at organizations such as United Cerebral Palsy, The Delta Gamma Center for Children with Visual Impairment, Northeastern Association of the Blind at Albany and the Statler Center for Careers in Hospitality. Teaching has always been a passion throughout all of these endeavors, having graduated from Southern Illinois University Carbondale with...
...have also obtained my English for Speakers of Other Languages (ESOL) endorsement. I have knowledge of several research-based interventions to help students achieve academic success. I understand the importance of tailoring tutoring sessions based on individual student needs to help the students have the "tools" to become successful learners in the classroom. I take notes during my sessions to identify strengths and weaknesses that I am observing to help drive future instruction. I work hard...
...they begin noticing that they are making progress, they begin really believing in their ability to do the work independently and they are more likely to be excited about their academics! Also, I know from experience that a good tutor is capable of helping a student through a specific subject or class; but, a great tutor can transform the way a student operates in all of their academic work and prepare them to be an...
...financial industries. Upon completion of my degree I decided to pursue my passion of teaching and have not looked back. I received my teaching license through an alternative license program through Metro State. As a teacher of four years, I have had the opportunity to work with students from Kindergarten up to 6th grade (where I currently teach Math). A number of years back I also lived and taught in Mexico for two years. I...
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Although the increased difficulty of material taught in the second-grade classroom can seem arbitrary to an adult, the change is palpable to a young student. Mathematics with multi-digit numbers emphasizes the necessity of mental math, reducing their dependence on counting. Reading grade-appropriate books and stories can help develop vocabulary skills and the ability to infer meaning from texts. Writing assignments begin to shift toward a more opinion-based approach, requiring students to add reasons and because statements to their compositions. In essence, kindergarten and first grade help establish fundamental principles for education second grade begins the process of applying those skills in an academic context.
If you are concerned about your child's performance in second grade, a personal tutor may be able to help. Whether your student struggles with some of the foundational concepts from previous classes, has difficulty applying previous material to new situations, or perhaps is bored in class and eager for more advanced coursework than is offered at their school, a highly skilled and experienced private tutor can help construct a learning plan to keep your child engaged and on track.
A tutor will cater to your child's unique needs and academic situation, tailoring his or her second grade tutoring sessions to best benefit him or her. This is not always possible in a classroom setting because your child's teacher simply doesn't have the time to focus on individual students. This is where a private tutor can be beneficial because they can give your child as much time as they need to fully understand a particular topic.
Your child's tutor can take note of specific learning habits and strategies that work well for your child, as well as his or her academic interests. By using a one-on-one approach, tutors are able to evaluate your students particular position and custom-design lessons that can best help him or her find academic success. At that age, it can be somewhat difficult to identify what exactly your child's learning style is because they may not be able to fully articulate that information. An experienced tutor can give you a better idea of what your child's strengths and weaknesses are and help you develop a plan that will help your child in their current classes and throughout their academic career.
The skills developed in elementary school are crucial tools upon which future coursework will build. Second grade tutoring can help your child establish a strong foundation in these core concepts, which can lead to success down the line. Not only are the academic principles of elementary education central pieces in your child's development, but the attitude and atmosphere of early education can shape your child's relationship with academia for years to come. Boredom, frustration, aggravation, or loss of interest early in your child's schooling can set the tone for future classes. Varsity Tutors can help you select a tutor to help focus your child's educational experience, keeping him or her engaged and interested while promoting comprehension over dejection and irritation. Your child's tutor works to make tutoring as positive as possible for your second grader.
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Recent 2nd Grade Tutoring Session Notes
The student practiced his spelling words through speaking, writing, drawing, and kinetic movements. We played word games to help him remember the meanings and spellings. After this, he read from is book. His comfort with reading has noticeably improved
We read two short stories. The student completed a reading fluency exam which resulted in him reading 120 words per minute.We also reviewed spelling words. He was able to spell all of the words given to him. He was left with a reading comprehension assignment
Today we worked on a reading comprehension piece, addition with 2-digit regrouping and began work on solar system project. The student received high marks on his reading and math. He struggled with remembering to start at the right of the problem and not the left. Practiced note taking skills from watching a video on the solar system.
Today, we worked on spelling out words after looking at pictures (reverse of sounding out a word when reading it) and we also worked on drilling addition and subtraction problems. Finally, we learned some skills for doing subtraction and addition with two digit numbers.
The student and I started by reading a passage together. I asked her to underline the words she knew, and I helped her with the words that she did not know. I also brought sight words for her to read. The student needs help with her decoding skills, so we reviewed the words in her notebook. She and I played a game where we use our ten vocabulary words to guess which the other person has by giving clues about the word. We completed a mathematics game using a dice. We covered topics like greater than/less than, simple addition/subtraction, and word problems. She has homework to complete, including writing her words three times each and sentences of her vocabulary words. For next week, I will help her by using a website that is fun for kids.
The student and I covered phonics, spelling, subtraction, vocabulary, and multiplication. The student struggles most with spelling. I left the student 2 sheets to study focusing on spelling and vocabulary.