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Emily

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I am an enthusiastic, resourceful tutor. I graduated from Penn State University with my Bachelor's degree is Special Education and my Master's degree in Curriculum and instruction. I am certified in Special Education (K-12), as a Reading Specialist (K-12), PreK-4th grade education as well as Middle School English Language Arts. I love helping students get to that "light bulb" moment. I believe that it is important to get to know each student in order to motivate them to succeed. Providing students with examples that make sense to them and apply to their lives is so important and necessary for success. I've been passionate about helping students for as long as I can remember. I always wanted to play school with my younger brothers! I'm looking forward to working with your family!

Emily’s Qualifications

Education & Certification

Undergraduate Degree: Pennsylvania State University-Main Campus - Bachelor of Science, Special Education

Graduate Degree: Pennsylvania State University-Main Campus - Masters in Education, Curriculum and Instruction

Hobbies

Dance, Arts and Crafts

Tutoring Subjects

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 Science

3rd Grade Writing

4th Grade

4th Grade Math

4th Grade Reading

4th Grade Science

4th Grade Writing

5th Grade

5th Grade Math

5th Grade Reading

5th Grade Science

5th Grade Writing

6th Grade

6th Grade Math

6th Grade Reading

6th Grade Science

6th Grade Writing

7th Grade Reading

7th Grade Writing

8th Grade Reading

8th Grade Writing

Art

College English

Elementary Math

Elementary School

Elementary School Math

Elementary School Reading

Elementary School Science

Elementary School Writing

English

English Grammar and Syntax

Handwriting

High School English

ISEE Prep

ISEE- Lower Level

Math

Middle School Reading

Middle School Writing

Other

Phonics

Reading

Science

Special Education

SSAT Prep

SSAT- Elementary Level

Study Skills

Study Skills and Organization

Summer

Test Prep

Writing


Q & A

What is your teaching philosophy?

I love working with students until they reach that "lightbulb" moment. I work to make learning applicable to real-life in order to create a student who genuinely loves to learn. The best thing about being a tutor is being able to work one on one with a student. Being able to cater exactly to the interests of the students makes learning and teaching so enjoyable for me. I'm looking forward to meeting you!

How can you help a student become an independent learner?

I help students become independent learners by implementing a gradual release of control in my lessons. By providing students with plenty of opportunities to master a skill, I set them up for success on their own.

How would you help a student stay motivated?

It is so important to get to know a student's interests in order to keep them motivated. Learning needs to be engaging, especially when a student has been struggling in a particular subject area.

How do you help students who are struggling with reading comprehension?

I help students who are struggling with reading comprehension by analyzing where the struggle is coming from. Some students spend so much "brain power" on decoding the words that it becomes impossible to actually understand what they are reading. I provide those students with strategies to become better word decoders. I also have various strategies to teach students who need support with higher-level thinking.

How would you help a student get excited/engaged with a subject that they are struggling in?

Understanding who they are as a person is the most important. You have to set them up for success and instill in them a growth mindset. They need to understand that although it is difficult right now, they will succeed.