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Alethea

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Hi There!

Recent Harvard Graduate School of Education alumni and Child Development Specialist looking to make the world of learning a little easier and lot more fun for students of all ages. I am an avid reader and love to enhance the lives of students of all abilities through the power of literacy. As a lifelong learner and avid believer in empowering students with strategies and insight into different ways of learning things that they can truly master and incorporate them into their daily lives. I have tutored a wide array of subjects and ages ranging from 4 to 28. In addition to 4 years as a literacy specialist/tutor, I have specialized in standardized test preparation and working with students with mild-severe learning and/or social emotional disabilities.

Alethea’s Qualifications

Education & Certification

Undergraduate Degree: Tufts University - Bachelors, Clinical Psychology

Graduate Degree: Harvard Graduate School of Education - Current Grad Student, Human Devpt & Pschology

Hobbies

Reading, Writing, Dancing, Shopping, Football, Basketball and Family

Tutoring Subjects

College Essays

Elementary School Math

Elementary School Reading

Elementary School Writing

English

Essay Editing

High School Writing

Math

Middle School Reading

Middle School Reading Comprehension

Other

Phonics

Psychology

Reading

SAT Reading

SAT Writing and Language

Social Sciences

Special Education

Study Skills

Study Skills and Organization

Test Prep

Writing


Q & A

What is your teaching philosophy?

Learning is a lifelong process that can provide you with all the tools you need to take part in all of the best things that life has to offer. I believe in creating a student-centered learning experience that focuses on enhancing and celebrating their strengths. I strive towards creating a fun, dynamic, welcoming learning environment that focuses on increasing their confidence and independence while encouraging them to achieve their utmost potential.

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

In addition to setting the climate of the learning environment, our first meeting will be centered on clarifying all of the goals and expectations that they may have. We will also spend time getting to know each other, a student’s likes and dislikes, educational and occupational goals, areas of difficulty and most importantly expectations that they have. As students leave our first meeting, they will believe in my competence to teach and tutor them to exceeding their educational expectations.

How can you help a student become an independent learner?

I am committed to increasing the confidence and overall comfort of each student by focusing on providing fun, student-centered instruction centered on their needs, wants and strengths.