...is that every child can learn. It is the educator's job to find an instructional style that works best for the student's learning style. It is a teacher's responsibility to persevere so students find a way to access content and reach a deep level of understanding. Every child is different. Getting to know students on a personal level, recognizing strengths, setting goals, and tracking and celebrating progress are imperative steps for children to find continued...
...a fifth-grade student at a local elementary school. After loving the experience, I continued spending my time mentoring in college through a program called Reading Friends. After graduating college, I joined Teach for America and began teaching at a middle school in Nashville. Last year I taught Social Studies, and this year I moved into teaching literacy. I will continue in this position next year as well. Not only do I have extensive experience tutoring...
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...abilities in English, Speech, or the Social Sciences! A little more about myself, I am a 2009 graduate from the University of Puget Sound (a great liberal arts college) and earned a BA in English Literature as well as a BA in Political Science. I was accepted into Teach for America, and after graduation I moved to Denver to teach 7th Composition. I am a certified teacher for English 6-12, and have spent two years...
I am a university student in my senior year of the Inclusive Elementary Education program. Working with young students is a passion of mine; I love encouraging children to accomplish more than they think they can! I have tutored students of all ages in reading, writing, and math. Additionally, I have experience teaching students with special needs. I am eager to begin our tutoring journey together. I can't wait to meet you!
...University of Virginia is Educational Psychology in 2013, specializing in motivation and fostering a “growth mindset” in children. During this time, I provided supplemental math support at an elementary school as a mathematics support interventionist. I am currently an upper elementary Montessori teacher locally, but love children of all ages. I am passionate about tutoring in writing, reading, and psychology. However, I am specifically interested in supporting high school students overcome both the academic and...
...was a safe place to be open and honest, raw and real. "Morning Circle Time" quickly became a haven for my soft spirit during such tragic times. It was during those last four months of 3rd grade that it became apparent to me that life crumbles below us and we have to strive to make sure we don't slip through the cracks. However, we need someone there with us holding our hands, shining the flashlights...
...as well as ACT test prep. It's my belief that the world is a huge, amazing place, and education gives us the best tools to explore it. For example, my educational experience has taken me hiking through European forests to learn about Human Geography, camping on Mexican beaches to learn about sea turtle ecology, and teaching in Peruvian schools to solidify my Spanish fluency while helping young students improve their English. These experiences are why...
...school career. I am highly knowledgeable about subjects such as Psychology, Spanish, English, Creative Writing, Pre-algebra, Algebra, and all Elementary School subjects. I have volunteered as a tutor for elementary school students since middle school, and have been working with high school and college age students since high school. I also have experience tutoring students whose primary language is Spanish, as well as students with developmental delays or learning difficulties. Overall, I am very passionate...
...this, I've traveled around the world, visiting places like China and New Zealand. There is so much value in a diversity of experiences through different cultures and beliefs. When I returned to the United States, I decided to earn my degree. In pursuit of communicating well with others, and coupled with a deep love of storytelling, I earned my undergraduate degree in English. I have an emphasis on understanding new ideas alongside a fresh reexamination...
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Adams State University - Bachelor in Arts, English
...one can say this planted the seed. I later became pregnant with and gave birth to my daughter, Chelcie-Elaine Smith, right before my first year of teaching started. When you are pregnant and have children you have many worries and anxieties, including the stress of who will be caring for and teaching your child. I then examined the public school systems, for it is very difficult to ignore the negative media it has received in...
...than a grade, my goal is to help students fall in love with the process of learning. Feedback from successful students has allowed me to recognize how effective the approaches toward tutoring mine have been for all learning types in various academic subjects. While my tutoring students gain much from their experiences from me, I equally gain so much insight and knowledge from the students I tutor. I have a passion for learning and my...
I am a fun-loving person. I enjoy teaching students. As a teacher, I treasure the moment when I see a student smile, because they grasped a skill or a concept. I am currently an elementary teacher. Most importantly, I want all my students to succeed in all their educational goals. Therefore, it is my desire to always be an effective teacher by addressing all of my students' educational needs.... Learning is universal. I believe that effective...
...as, various work and volunteer experiences. While teaching at Universities, public, private formative, and secondary schools all over the continental U.S., and homeschooling my own daughter opened many doors and provided opportunities that allowed for my experience in leadership, finances, and collaboration as well for many organizations. Being able to visit landmarks and monuments that I had read about and learned during my years as a student, then being able to teach my own children...
I just graduated from Brigham Young University -Idaho with my Bachelor's degree. I specialized in history education and TESOL (Teaching English to Speakers of Other Languages). I have had several experiences both in the classroom and in tutoring opportunities to work with students at various levels. This included several IEP students with various needs. Those experiences allowed me to develop the patience and teaching skills needed to really help any student succeed.
...Secondary Teacher with an endorsement in English Language Arts. I have a Masters in Secondary Curriculum and Instruction. I have worked in the Denver Public Schools district for more than 20 years and now working as a Retired Guest Teacher primarily on the Secondary Level, grades 6-12. Anything that has to do with English Language Arts is my forte. My passion has always been to make a difference in the educational and social lives of...
Hello there! My name is Quinn, I am a student at the University of Northern Colorado. I love music, biology, math, science in general, and absolutely adore writing! I have helped students of every age with their academics, social life, and even career life. I can't wait to work with you!
...significant amounts of time in the South and in the Northeast, where I currently reside. I have a Masters in 20th Century American History from the University of Connecticut, a Bachelors of Science in Political Science and History (with honors), and I am currently working on a Masters in Business Administration, which should be completed by Summer 2018. I have taught four history courses at the college level, and I currently work as a Head...
...years. I started in education through Teach for America as a Spanish and remedial English teacher at a high school in Greenwood, MS. I tutor English, Writing, Math, Social Studies, and Spanish. I personally love to teach any writing component, because I enjoy the process of creating an essay which everyone can enjoy. I consider my tutoring style to mimic that of a coach; my goal is to push your student toward a higher end....
...the Autism Spectrum and those with anxiety and depression. The main thing I want prospective students to know about me is my passion and teaching style. I am a firm believer that anyone can learn anything! I feel very passionate about individualized learning. I believe each student has a variety of learning patterns and skills. I think the key to success is tapping into what works for the student. I also think that there is...
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Recent CSAP/ TCAP Tutoring Session Notes
During the session we reviewed another practice test and focused our attention on other elements of the writing section as well as strategy for the critical reasoning section (more specifically the vocabulary questions). We spent about half the time on the Math.
We worked on one section of grammar and 2 sections of Math today from Practice Exam 3. We also studied vocab questions from one Reading section and the student was able to answer a few more questions. He is also improving upon his technique for answering vocab questions by analyzing the sentences to see why type of word would fit (versus answering based on definitions).
The student was not very sure of herself, especially in the math section, so I spent most of the session building her confidence and reviewing key concepts from Algebra II and Geometry. She simply needed guidance setting up the problems. I then worked with Student #2 in the writing section. I discussed subject-verb agreement, parallelism, logical comparisons, possessive adjectives, etc. He was familiar with test strategy, so I had him take educated guesses and do his best to apply all the rules.
Today we went over the student's essay, which she had written in the last session. We then spent the rest of the session focusing on math. In particular, we worked on word problems, rate problems, and geometry problems. I taught her some strategies for dealing with word problems and rate problems in particular.
Today we worked on more PSAT-type Critical Reading practice. We reviewed the passage from last week and worked on two more (rather lengthy) passages that I had assigned as homework. The student did quite well with the passages, and we had a few incorrect answers to work through. The student's conceptual understanding seems to be pretty good and he knows some of the Critical Reading passage 'tips' and 'tricks'. One of the issues that arose a few times yesterday was how to deal with passages whose questions end with "except"; those questions require a bit of "backwards" thinking, and that tripped the student up a few times, so we'll continue working on those. I left him with some SAT grammar practice, and soon we'll begin discussing (and writing about) 1984 to encourage both grammar and critical thinking practice. Great session!