...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 I have tutored within my certification to elementary aged children, my main passions are reading, writing and grammar, as they are my strong points. In my free time, I love to explore Colorado and all it has to offer and am...
...their passions outside the classroom. Sometimes all that's needed to make the material "click" is seeing how it is relevant to their own lives. My personal interests include theatre (especially Shakespeare), reading and writing, arts and crafts, baking, and outdoor activities with my dog. My favorite subjects to tutor are English, writing, and SAT prep, and my favorite part of being a tutor is seeing the "Aha!" moment when a student finally understands something that...
...school, I attended math competitions across the country including one at Princeton University and another at New York University. My love for mathematics eventually led to virtual tutoring through Florida Virtual School where I tutored over 150 hours in Pre-Calculus, Algebra I, Algebra II, Geometry, and Chemistry. I love to teach because it lets me share my enthusiasm for mathematics and science with other students and helps me get a deeper understanding of material that...
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...
...somewhere or do something that I have not yet achieved. I believe it is this drive that allows me to pursue my passions, both academically and socially, and to be successful in both. I find that my greatest happiness comes in the form of little victories such as a good grade on an exam, or making a friend laugh! Its because of this that I really slow down and try to appreciate every passing moment...
...college. No matter where you're at as a reader and writer, you will come away from my tutoring sessions with an appreciation for close reading and confidence about the writing process. I break down even the trickiest concepts clearly and methodically with targeted practice in the areas where you need it most. Most importantly, I'll make our classes fun. Outside of tutoring, I'm writing a novel and raising an Australian Labradoodle puppy. I enjoy woodworking,...
...I am working towards becoming a physician, and I expect to attend medical school next year. I have scored at the 100th percentile for the Physical Sciences portion of the MCAT. My Chemistry, Physics, and Biology knowledge is quite extensive. I have always been fascinated by science and medicine. I have been tutoring for 3 years, and I have experience teaching from 1st grade students all the way up to college kids. I enjoy tutoring...
...Education, where I am a student in the Reading & Literacy program. Currently, I am an elementary and middle school teacher in New York City. I have experience working with diverse student populations and believe that all students can become lifelong learners regardless of race, gender, ethnicity, or socioeconomic status. As a former fifth grade teacher and current fourth grade teacher, I have experience teaching math, writing, reading, science, and social studies. My teaching and...
...students feel about it. She told me that it felt like time was flying by and I even caught her once saying, “Wow this is fun.” A few days after she took the regents, I received a phone call from her and she told me she got a 91! Her teacher even called to personally congratulate her. Ever since then she had more confidence. Her mom started seeing progress in other classes as well. And...
...my students have a good qualitative understanding of the subjects they are struggling in before helping them with quantitative problems. For example, rather than simply telling my calculus students the formula for integration by parts, I first show them how it is derived so they acquire a good grasp of how it operates. Outside of school, I really enjoy being involved with music. I love singing, playing the drums, piano, and guitar. My favorite genre...
...class. My approach to tutoring is to identify a students strengths and build upon them through frequent quizzes and reflective analysis. Additionally, having just gone through the college admissions process, I am privy to its length and complexity so can lend advice on anything, namely essays. I have plenty of experience writing and have been published in a local newspaper. While I think math is the easiest subject for me to teach, writing and writing...
...While I am schooled in the sciences, I have a passion for the humanities, and love tutoring students in writing, critical thinking, and reading comprehension. My tutoring style is informal, as I believe the best way to motivate students is through conversation, rather than strict lecturing. Instead of asking students to memorize facts, I want to help them develop passion for the subjects through real-world application, and through a deep understanding of important concepts. I...
...in Neuroscience and Behavioral Biology. My interest heavily lies in the area of the brain - from how it affects our thought process to the way it maneuvers the movements of our body and our actions. I worked at the National Institute of Mental Health to study Schizophrenia, a disease of the brain that affects and debilitates many patients across the globe. Currently, I am a medical student in DC. I like exploring new cities,...
...living proof that anyone can learn to understand the material and even learn to love it! When tutoring a student, I am extremely patient. I understand that struggling with a subject can be frustrating and many people prefer to avoid the work all together. I have learned that relating difficult topics to something the student enjoys is an effective learning tool. I combine this technique with hands-on examples. In my experience, practice does make perfect!...
...a master's in education from Grand Canyon University and a Bachelor of Arts in Education from Arizona State University. Experience in tutoring extends from being the Saturday school coordinator at my local high school, to working with at-risk students in a credit recovery setting at an online night school. Other than teaching and tutoring, I enjoy relaxing by spending time with my wife, playing video games, and cheering on the Green Bay Packers and Phoenix...
...Athletics were a huge part of my college experience so I know how hard but important balancing academics with athletics can be. This caused me to be very organized and disciplined with my study habits, which is definitely something I try to impart on my students. While I think that organization and discipline are important for learning, I also know that fun is essential. My main goal with my students is to foster a general...
...in teaching and tutoring. I am currently a substitute teacher for Clark County School District, predominately working with grades K-8. I have experience tutoring with two different institutions, as well as on a private basis. I am a graduate of the University of Nevada Las Vegas. I graduated Summa Cum Laude with a Bachelor of Arts in Psychology and also received a Master of Science in Clinical Mental Health Counseling. I have tutored in a...
...Arabic grammar. After college, I worked at a refugee center with children of immigrants. I helped them to adjust to a new environment, while simultaneously adapting to the public school curriculum. I am also a certified ESL/TESOL teacher and have experience teaching groups of students as well as providing individual lessons. Working in different environments, with a diverse range of students, encouraged me to explore more creative tutoring methods in order to understand and communicate...
...addition to my history degree, and I will also receive a broadcast certificate with my journalism degree upon graduation. I have worked as a mentor/tutor for 6 years, mainly with elementary-aged children who struggle with both academic and social issues in school. I am extremely passionate about my areas of expertise, and I pride myself in the ability to make "dry" information engaging and interesting. I have a broad general world history knowledge, but I...
...previous experience tutoring a wide-range of subjects, being a scientist, I am particulary passionate and excited about tutoring in science and math. I also have an extensive background in standardized tests, so I would love to pass on my tips and tricks for those preparing for the SAT and ACT. Of note, something in particular that attracts me to tutoring is that by working one-on-one with a student, I am able to cater my teaching...
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4th Grade Writing Tutoring FAQ
Fourth grade is an exciting time in your child's academic career. While he or she is making great strides in subjects like math, English, social studies, and science, they are also expanding their writing skills. Fourth-grade writing instruction is unique in that it acts as a bridge between the rudimentary, grammar-based instruction of previous classes and the sophisticated analytical arguments that future classes will require. As a result, your fourth-grader will be expected to continue mastering grammatical concepts such as the correct use of prepositions and the difference between active and passive voice, and take the first steps toward learning how to write a persuasive argument that draws on supporting evidence.
Classes may instruct students on how to organize their first forays into persuasive writing according to a template like the five-paragraph essay. Your child's teacher may start to stress the importance of a thesis statement, and challenge him or her to compare and contrast various texts. Every student is a unique learner and may fly through certain concepts while struggling with others.
As a result of the breadth of focus of fourth-grade writing and the way in which it combines familiar material with new challenges, your child may encounter concepts they find difficult at a greater rate than in previous classes. He or she may become overwhelmed or disillusioned with their progress as a result. However, it is crucial that your student continues to develop their writing skills, as every future class will ask them to express opinions, logic, and reasoning in writing. This will even be the case in subjects such as math and science.
Do not let your child's temporary confusion develop into a long-lasting setback in his or her educational career. Varsity Tutors can help you connect with a writing tutor who can guide your student as they learn to write. Working with one of these superb instructors might be just the thing to help your student. A tutor can help your child make sense of any difficulties he or she may be experiencing, while also kindling an enthusiasm for the subject.
A private tutor represents a significant advantage to a classroom setting because a tutor is able to work with your child on an individual level. Their teacher can't really spend time focusing on individual students, but a private tutor can give your child the attention and the repetition they need to develop into a proficient writer.
Fourth-grade writing tutoring is designed to focus on helping your child build confidence as his or her writing improves. If your child struggles with grammar, your child's tutor can work through exercises and provide analogies and examples. They can also provide constant feedback and encouragement, which will help your child master the core concepts.
If your student does not understand why a thesis statement is important, his or her tutor can provide examples of writings that organize ideas effectively and ineffectively. His or her tutor can also share strategies to use when formulating a thesis statement in the future. These tutors are not only great teachers, but they are also experienced at working with young students and can travel to hold sessions at the time and location that best suits your schedule. Varsity Tutors' live learning platform also allows you and your child to meet a private tutor face-to-face online. This gives you and your child the flexibility to meet their tutor in the time and place that works best for both of you. Do not allow temporary setbacks in fourth-grade writing go unaddressed. Call Varsity Tutors today and inquire about getting connected with a fourth-grade writing tutor.
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Recent 4th Grade Writing Tutoring Session Notes
We read pages 8-10 in the student's math book, and also read more of the Lemonade War. I encouraged him to write down words he didn't know and taught the concept of onamadapia.
Most of the session was devoted to a poem that requires "repetition or wordplay". I helped him pick a structure and theme: soccer. We brainstormed, and he used that outline to start writing.
The student and I worked on punctuation, specifically completing an activity in which he had to punctuate a paragraph, reviewing main and subordinate clauses, and doing a few punctuation quizzes. No extra work.
I gave her a story with imbedded vocabulary for her to study and put on index cards. Then I read her a Greek myth and had her write me a synopsis. She did very well.
The student and I worked on her sight vocabulary, focusing on parts of the face and previous words from books. Then we went outside and did a hopscotch game with some of the words.
The student first went over her spelling words; she only got one word incorrect. I gave her new words for the next two weeks. We went over the essay she wrote, which she did well on. She is still having some problems with run-on sentences and spelling in particular. We created a checklist for her to use when going over her next two essays due in two weeks. Finally, we went over some material for her Social Studies exam this week.
Covered: writing basics including revisions, editing, and how to write an introduction to an essay.
Reading basics: how to use keywords and contextual clues in the question and text to find the right answer.
Strategies: process of elimination and scanning the passage.
I worked with the student on staying on topic within a paragraph. We are developing the concept that every paragraph has a main idea (topic sentence) that is supported by a number of detail sentences. I left him with 2 workbook pages. We continue to work on a personal narrative piece.