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I have spent my entire life with the love of learning and I look forward to passing that onto others. I received my undergrad degree at Ashland University in Family and Consumer Science Education. I taught for four years at the number one top public high school in Ohio - Wyoming High School. During that time, I completed my graduate work in School Counseling at Xavier University. I have worked for previous tutoring companies for math and language arts and have also taught ACT test prep courses. I currently work as a middle school counselor. Between my background in education and counseling, I am able to get to know a student and teach them in a way that suits their learning style and allows them to reach their full potential. I look forward to working with you!

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Hilary’s Qualifications

Education & Certification

Undergraduate Degree: Ashland University - Bachelors, Family and Consumer Science Education

Graduate Degree: Xavier University - Masters, School Counseling


Soccer, basketball, cooking, reading, movies, playing card games.

Tutoring Subjects

1st Grade Math

1st Grade Reading

1st Grade Writing

2nd Grade Math

2nd Grade Reading

2nd Grade Writing

3rd Grade Math

3rd Grade Reading

3rd Grade Writing

4th Grade Math

4th Grade Reading

4th Grade Writing

5th Grade Math

5th Grade Reading

5th Grade Writing

6th Grade

6th Grade Writing

7th Grade

8th Grade

8th Grade Writing

9th Grade Reading

9th Grade Writing

Adult Literacy

CLEP Introduction to Educational Psychology

Elementary Math

Elementary School

Elementary School Math

Elementary School Reading

Elementary School Writing

Essay Editing

High School English

High School Writing

Homework Support


Middle School Writing


SAT Prep

Social Sciences

Social Work

Study Skills

Study Skills and Organization



Q & A

What is your teaching philosophy?

I believe in a student-centered teaching philosophy. It's important to learn a student's preferred learning style and then tailor the lessons from there.

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

In a first session, I would provide a learning style inventory, learn their strengths and weaknesses, and their goals for future tutoring sessions. I'd also like to get to know them as a person.

How can you help a student become an independent learner?

Providing students with the resources and tools to learn and practice the skills on their own.

How would you help a student stay motivated?

Incentives are important, but they need to be tied to both short-term and long-term goals that the student helps create. Keeping the information and lessons relevant to students is also important, so they use of videos can be helpful.

If a student has difficulty learning a skill or concept, what would you do?

I would try and figure out where the disconnect is occurring and try teaching it another way. Repetition of the skill can also be helpful.

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

To help a student with reading comprehension it's important to realize where they are having the struggles. Providing graphic organizers and having students provide summaries of sections of the reading can be helpful.

What strategies have you found to be most successful when you start to work with a student?

I think it is important to build rapport. It's also important to determine learning styles. If a student is a kinesthetic learner then activities should be different than if they were a visual learner.

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

I think it is important to make it relevant to them. Providing activities or videos that relate to the student can be very beneficial when building their engagement.

What techniques would you use to be sure that a student understands the material?

I think formative assessments can be helpful. Having the student complete a quick assessment that measures their understanding. If they are missing questions then that helps show what needs to be retaught.

How do you build a student's confidence in a subject?

It's important to start out with realistic and attainable goals. If a student is struggling in math then you shouldn't expect them to get every question right. Start small and then celebrate the successes.

How do you evaluate a student's needs?

Using summative and formative assessments can be very helpful in evaluating needs. Communicating with students and possibly even parents can be key.

How do you adapt your tutoring to the student's needs?

It's important to use lessons and activities that match the student's learning style. It's also important to keep track of the student's age and make sure the information is age-appropriate.

What types of materials do you typically use during a tutoring session?

Flashcards, videos, songs, highlighters, timers, formative and summative assessments, and reading material are all useful materials.

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