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Nancy

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I am currently a recent M.S. graduate in Speech-Language Pathology. My clinical experiences with various populations, both children and adults, have taught me the importance of creativity and personalizing session. I am dedicated to motivate each student to reach his/her personal goals, and adapt to each students’ interests through the learning process.

I have 6 years of experience working children in the special education setting. I previously worked as in teacher assistant in both the preschool and elementary school. My duties included monitoring classroom, preparing activities, encouraging the growth of ADL skills, as well as support their motor, speech and language, and academic development. I found my experiences in this setting both enlightening and rewarding. This fostered my passion to pursue speech-language pathology.

My tutoring experiences include both young students and adults. During my undergraduate career at Stony Brook University, I tutored international students in English for more than a year. I was also a teacher assistant for 100 students in an Intro to Linguistics class, where I held review sessions and made worksheets. I have also had experiences tutoring 3rd grade and 7th grade students, individually and in the group setting. I primarily tutored in the subject of elementary mathematics and algebra.

In addition, I have also tutored both 1st and 2nd grade classrooms for two years at a NYC DOE school in the Lower East Side. I have become familiar with the Common Core curriculum. I primarily assisted students throughout a variety of academic subjects, such as reading, writing, math, science, and social studies. It was beautiful to watch students of all academic levels reach their own milestones over these two years. I learned so much about how each student approached the different aspects of the common core curriculum, as well as their learning styles. I encouraged each student to celebrate even their smallest achievements, and was touched by the amount of curiosity and passion students developed in the classroom setting.

As a continuous learner myself, I have compassion, patience, and empathy for students who may find difficulty in understanding particular subjects and content. When I heard of Varsity Tutors from a colleague, I was encouraged and eager to share my passion of teaching, motivating, and challenging others in each student’s academic journey. Thank you for your time, and I look forward to meeting you soon!

Nancy’s Qualifications

Education & Certification

Undergraduate Degree: Stony Brook University - Bachelor in Arts, Linguistics

Undergraduate Degree: CUNY Queens College - Bachelor in Arts, Communication Sciences and Disorders

Graduate Degree: New York University - Master of Science, Speech-Language Pathology

Hobbies

Piano, ukulele, pilates, hiking, traveling

Tutoring Subjects

Algebra

Elementary School Math

Elementary School Reading

Elementary School Writing

English

Languages

Linguistics

Math

Middle School Reading

Middle School Reading Comprehension

Middle School Writing

Music

Music Theory

Phonics

Piano

Pre-Algebra

Ukulele