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Janett

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My belief is that anyone can learn. We all learn in different ways.
In life when we set clear goals and bring a ready mindset, our goals are ready to become a reality.
My teaching style is based on honing in on the multiple intelligences.
I implement a well structured learning hour.
A lesson will consist of modeling for the student, student practice by motivating students and focusing on their strengths while gently helping them with their academic weaknesses.
In the last five minutes of each session, I incorporate writing in a journal, so students can write down goals and ideas about their school day or even one new concept they have learned and mastered.
Later on in time, students can read their journal and see how much they have accomplished!

Janett’s Qualifications

Education & Certification

Undergraduate Degree: Mercy College - Bachelors, Behavioral science

Graduate Degree: Touro College - Masters, Special Education and regular Education

Hobbies

Exercise, reading, researching best practices in teaching, trying new restaurants.

Tutoring Subjects

4th Grade

4th Grade Math

5th Grade

5th Grade Math

College English

Elementary Math

Elementary School

Elementary School Math

English

High School English

Math

Other

Reading


Q & A

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

First, introductions and a mini-survey (to determine the best teaching style), and an "All About Me" form will be filled out in efforts to get to know the student.

How can you help a student become an independent learner?

Students have to see what it looks like through the tutor modeling different strategies. Students can then use these strategies independently in a classroom or home setting.

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

I help students by showing them multiple strategies that they can use to help them break down and retain information as they read.

What is your teaching philosophy?

I believe we all learn differently, but we can all learn.