Caroline P.


Caroline P.

Tutor

Orlando, FL 32825

Will travel 25 miles

$40 per hour.

4.99 513 ratings

*Experienced~ Math/ Reading/ ACT/ SAT Tutor and More For All Ages*

Want to sharpen your skills? Gain confidence? Meet your goals? I am a fully certified teacher in the state of Florida, specializing in math, reading, phonics, grammar, test preparation and foreign language tutoring. I am certified in Math K-12, Elementary Education K-6, French K-12, and Spanish K-12. I have 10+ years of teaching experience in and outside the classroom tutoring a variety of subjects to students of all ages (6 to 80 years old) and exceptionalities (medical, ADD/ADHD, autism, A... [more]


Algebra 1

The key to being successful in algebra 1 is to have a strong foundation. I will make sure to reinforce basic skills before moving on to more complex ones. I will breakdown each step and use color coding techniques to facilitate comprehension. I will provide you with plenty of hands-on exercises/examples, worksheets, and EOC review packets so that each concept 'sinks in.'


American History

I am a fully certified teacher with 10+ years teaching and tutoring experience. My interest in American history began when I started my first year of college. My history professor's passion was truly contagious. He would often say: "make sure to learn history as to not repeat it." My love of learning continues and I share it with those I tutor including students of all levels and ages. The ones I have tutored simply wanted me to help them make sense of what they were learning and needed help with retention. I will teach you how to synthesize and paraphrase key information from your book using the Cornell note taking method and how to retain information using flashcards and drills.


Vocabulary

We all know how frustrating it can be to not have the right word available in our existing lexicon or to be reading a newspaper, magazine or novel that we truly enjoy and run across a word whose meaning simply eludes us. Language is power. Building vocabulary provides a tool that we can use to meet our needs as a reader and a writer. Vocabulary is tested on standardized tests such as the PSAT, SAT, ACT, ASVAB, PERT, TEAS etc. Because remembering a whole list of words with their definitions is simply not effective, we will look at more effective techniques when deciphering new words such as breaking down the word into smaller parts and using context clues to determine meaning. We will also look at memorization techniques through games and word to picture associations. From the many techniques available, I will be sure to find the ones that suit your needs best!


Grammar

Grammar is an important subject to comprehend and is featured on many tests such as the ACT, SAT, PSAT, ASVAB, TEAS, PERT, GED, etc. On standardized tests, you will be asked to identify and fix errors, and rely on your inner ear to fix phrases that seem fine for spoken English but not for formal written English. Grammar appears to be difficult to acquire, but it becomes easier with foundation concepts and a little focused practice. We will cover the following topics: types of sentences, punctuation, verb tenses, parts of speech, subject-verb agreement, pronoun-antecedent agreement, homonyms, homophones, idioms, prefixes, suffixes, comparative and superlative modifiers. I have found that many students have a hard time with grammar because there are so many rules to remember. To help you master and remember those rules, you will complete grammar worksheets and review packets. Practice makes perfect!


French

French is my native language and my mother's tongue. I was born in Paris, France but was raised in the suburbs of Paris. I speak and write French fluently. I understand that French is a difficult language. Therefore, I focus instruction on reading, grammar, writing and speaking. They go hand in hand. Over the years, I have helped students of all grade levels and specialty programs such as IB (International Baccalaureate) and Cambridge AICE (Advanced International Certificate of Education). Please note: I offer homework support in French. This means that you must be currently enrolled in a French class to receive homework support.


Prealgebra

I am pursuing a Master's degree in Mathematics Education. Math is my passion. I will cover foundational skills and break concepts down to facilitate comprehension. You will practice your skills by completing worksheets. We will work together to check off mastered skills. Learning by doing is the best way to learn!


Reading

Are you struggling to understand what you are reading? I will help you make sense of the information you are reading by giving you the steps to achieve purposeful and active text comprehension. You will learn to visualize what you are reading, monitor your own comprehension using highlighting techniques, generate questions and answers by paraphrasing the text, recognize story structure and author's purpose, summarize each paragraph in your own words and use context clues to decipher vocabulary words. You will also learn to recognize key words in the questions to better find patterns and eliminate answer choices properly. I have experience tutoring elementary, middle school, high school and college students. I adapt my teaching to my students' grade level and standardized testing requirements. I can use reading, grammar, vocabulary, spelling worksheets to supplement instruction.


Spanish

Spanish is my grandmother's tongue. I have an advanced level in the language. I have perfected my speaking and writing abilities while in college as a Spanish major, and while traveling extensively to Spain, Venezuela, and Costa Rica. I focus instruction on reading, grammar, writing and speaking. They go hand in hand to achieve mastery. Over the years, I have helped students of all grade levels and specialty programs such as IB (International Baccalaureate) and Cambridge AICE (Advanced International Certificate of Education). Please note: I offer homework support in Spanish. This means that you must be currently enrolled in a Spanish class to receive homework support.


SAT Math

The SAT is an important test for college admission and remains a very coachable test for which students must prepare for. I have found that students who start preparing for this test early feel more comfortable with the test's structure and demands overtime. The Math section tests basic Algebra, Algebra 1 and 2 and geometry concepts. I will provide you with the foundation skills needed before moving on to more complex ones. The key to being successful is to practice, practice, practice. In a one-on-one setting, you will reinforce foundation skills using worksheets, you will practice test questions one at a time with guidance and on your own, complete homework, and learn test taking tips to maximize your score. I have extensive experience tutoring the new SAT Math with excellent results.


Literature

I am an experienced Florida certified teacher with 10+ years classroom and tutoring experience. As part of my International Baccalaureate (IB) program in Economics in France, I was required to read an extensive list of American and European authors. I truly enjoyed reading the novels of American authors John Steinbeck, Mark Twain, Harper Lee, Fannie Flagg, Ernest Hemingway, Herman Melville, Ray Bradbury and European authors William Shakespeare, Victor Hugo, Albert Camus, Gustave Flaubert, Guy De Maupassant, Moliere, Franz Kafka and Anne Frank to name a few. Although my experience is mainly with classics, I can also assist with contemporary literature. I would be happy to read novels with you, discuss, analyze and write about them critically.


Proofreading

Students who generally ask for proofreading help are high school students whom I am already tutoring in another subject and need some additional help with a college application essay or an International Baccalaureate (IB) paper; however, I would be happy to help new students as well. We would check for grammar, spelling, structure, and organization/ flow of ideas. On a few occasions, I have supplemented instruction with skill builder grammar worksheets to help my students improve their skills.


GED

I am a certified teacher in the state of Florida with 10+ years experience helping students prepare for and pass the GED test. Students I tutor come from all walks of life with the goal of graduating high school, starting college, or advancing their career. I tutor all sections of the test: Reasoning Through Language Arts, Math, Science, and Social Studies. Because of my elementary classroom experience, I approach each section in a detailed manner and offer strategies to tackle each set of questions efficiently. I found that students learn best when highlighting and color coding key information, taking notes (on paper and flashcards) and practicing extensively. I will not move on until I have explained each question thoroughly and until you understand fully the explanation. I can show you how to make the best use of the resources you provide and can supplement instruction using my own worksheets. You will complete past practice tests, skill builder worksheets in math and grammar and homework to review all sections.


SAT Reading

The new SAT Reading has 2 sections: Critical Reading and Writing and Language. The Critical Reading section tests reading comprehension skills while the Writing and Language section tests words in context, grammar and editing (improving or deleting information) . I have found that the Critical Reading section can be challenging because students lose themselves in the details. I will help you extract what is important from the text and will provide strategies that will help you tackle the questions in an efficient way within the time constraint of the test. The Writing and Language section can also challenge you with difficult vocabulary words. Even though you might not know all the vocabulary words, we will work on techniques to recognize the many clues present within the sentence that will help you figure out the meaning of the words. We will also look at strategies to acquire and retain new vocabulary words. As well, you will complete grammar worksheets to strengthen your skills and you will learn how to effectively edit passages (improve/delete information) for better flow. In a one-on-one setting, you will tackle one question at a time with guidance and on your own, work on current and past practice tests and complete homework. I have extensive experience tutoring the new SAT Reading with excellent results.


SAT Writing

The essay, although optional on the new SAT, helps identify strong candidates. It is a lot like a typical college writing assignment in which you will be asked to analyze a text. Together we will be looking at examples of essays that received a perfect score and discussing elements of a strong essay. We will cover the following topics: the 3-parts of an essay, content, topic sentences, transitions, style, tone, grammar and punctuation. You will also get the opportunity to write your own essay using the strategies taught during instruction. I have extensive experience tutoring the new SAT Writing with excellent results.


TOEFL

My experience with the TOEFL is a personal one. I took the test back in '98 for admission to college. Although it has been a few years since I have taken the test, I have stayed up to date with its requirements. I tutor all 4-sections: reading, listening, speaking and writing. I can help you get the score you need to enter college or to enter/exit an English-language learning school. I will prepare you thoroughly. You will complete past practice tests, skill builder worksheets and speaking activities.


ASVAB

I have extensive experience tutoring the ASVAB. I prepare my own lessons. I will break down every concept into more meaningful parts, provide you with the foundation skills and allow for plenty of opportunity to practice each skill through worksheets, review packets, and past practice tests. You will also complete homework to deepen understanding of concepts. I specialize in math, reading comprehension, and vocabulary.


PSAT

Did you know that if you take the PSAT/NMSQT or the PSAT 10 you are automatically screened for the National Merit Scholarship Program? That is why it is important to prepare for this test ahead of time in order to obtain a high score. I will thoroughly prepare you for the PSAT. You will complete current & past practice tests, worksheets and homework. I tutor all sections of the test (reading / grammar/ math) and have done so with excellent results.


Social Studies

I am a fully certified teacher with over 10+ years of teaching and tutoring experience. I help my elementary, middle school and high school students/tutees make sense of both history and geography by helping them understand that all events are interconnected in a cause-effect relationship. Together, we will create flow charts, synthesize and paraphrase key information using the Cornell note taking method, use highlighting and color coding techniques to emphasize key points, colored flashcards and drills for retention, and incorporate videos -when appropriate- to visualize events.


Spelling

Writing clearly and effectively is only possible if you have proper spelling. Today we tend to rely on the computer or phone to provide proper spelling; however, during a test you will not have these tools, and you will have to use your current knowledge of spelling rules to create a concise and clear essay. This is where I come in. Together we will work on common misspellings, spelling rules, prefixes, suffixes, irregular plurals and forming new words/verb tenses with new endings. I help elementary, middle school and high school students improve their spelling as well as their handwriting and reading skills.


ACT Reading

The ACT Reading is probably the most challenging section of the test because of its time constraint. You will have to keep a fast pace while answering questions accurately. Together we will work on content and test taking strategies. You will use highlighting and color coding techniques to learn what to look for in the passages and questions. I will prepare you thoroughly. You will complete past practice tests and homework. I am an experienced teacher and tutor with over 10-years experience in and out of the classroom. Over the years, I have helped many students prepare successfully for the test.


ACT English

Being successful on the English section of the ACT implies that you have mastered basic grammar and writing rules. You will be asked to analyze sentences, paragraphs and whole passages. I will simplify concepts, help you master basic grammar rules and teach you test taking strategies to maximize your score. You will complete questions from past practice tests, skill builder worksheets and homework to build your skills and confidence.


ACT Math

The key to being successful on the ACT Math is to practice, practice, practice. This is probably the most 'convenient' test as it allows for a calculator throughout. I will teach you how to ace the math section by breaking down every single concept for you, showing you patterns in the questions and teaching you time saving strategies. I will thoroughly prepare you. We will reinforce foundation skills using worksheets and we will work on current and past practice tests. I am well versed in teaching the ACT and have helped many students obtain scholarships.


ACT Science

I am an experienced teacher with 10+ years experience tutoring the ACT. Although the science section of the ACT seems intimidating, there is really nothing to be afraid of. In fact, the test is more of a test of scientific reasoning and analysis (graph interpretation) than a test of science content. The best way to prepare is to simply practice, practice and practice. Did I say practice? I will prepare you thoroughly. I will break every concept down one at a time. I will not move on until you fully understand the explanation. You will complete questions from past practice tests, take extensive notes and learn test taking strategies. I tutor all 4-sections of the ACT: reading, English, math, science. I can use the course material provided and supplement instruction with my own skill builder worksheets.


Elementary Math

Math is my passion. I make it fun, and I break down every concept into smaller parts to facilitate comprehension. I will provide plenty of worksheets, review packets, and homework so that each concept 'sinks in.' Practice makes perfect!


Elementary (K-6th)

I am a permanent certified elementary school teacher (K-6) by the State of Florida. I am permanently certified after completing the EPI (Educator Preparation Institute) program at Valencia College. I taught 1st grade in the State of Florida. I have worked as a K-6 tutor for the last 10+ years in the areas of math, reading, phonics, grammar, and test prep. For optimum preparation, I bring my own worksheets, review packets and testing material. I tailor tutoring sessions to my student's academic needs.


Phonics

As a former 1st grade teacher, I understand the essential role that phonics play in the core curriculum. In order for my elementary students to blossom into successful readers, I use a combination of tools and resources such as letter tiles, letter strips, pictures, objects, and workbook series for additional practice.


Study Skills

When I first meet a student, I always find out my student's learning style whether he/she is a visual, tactile or an auditory learner. I will help you become an active learner and craft lesson plans according to your learning style. We will tackle the process of organizing and retaining new information and dealing with assessments. Strategies include: effective note taking, effective reading and concentration techniques, and time management strategies.


Special Needs

I am a fully certified teacher in the state of Florida, specializing in math, reading, phonics, grammar, test preparation and foreign language tutoring. I have 10+ years of teaching experience in and outside the classroom teaching students of all ages with exceptionalities: medical, ADD/ADHD, autism, Aspergers, speech and hearing, dyslexia, and anxiety. I adopt a gentle approach to instruction and teach my students that they are able to learn anything they set their mind to with a 'yes, I can!' attitude. In a one-on-one setting, I break concepts down using highlighting techniques, help students understand new skills by using hands-on learning tools and note taking strategies and offer repetition exercises for mastery. I can use the course material provided and/or supplement instruction using my own worksheets appropriate to the student's grade level.


ADHD

As a former 1st grade classroom teacher and a tutor with 10+ years experience, I have taught and tutored many students with attention and hyperactivity disorder. My experience is with students who are low to mild on the spectrum and whose disorder is managed through low dose medication or behavioral therapy. By no means I claim to be an expert, but consider myself proficient in teaching techniques to assist students with such needs. I have found that one-on one tutoring is very effective in helping my ADHD students learn at their own pace where I follow a remedial and/or rigorous plan of study. My students learn by doing or by acting. They are in their seats or out of their seats; it does not matter as long as they are comfortably and safely learning. I follow the course material provided or my own that I supplement with worksheets for proficiency.


Autism Spectrum Disorder (ASD)

I am a Florida certified teacher in the areas of math, elementary, French and Spanish with extensive classroom and tutoring experience. In my classroom, I worked with high functioning ASD students in small groups and one-on-one. From experience, teaching and tutoring my ASD students in a one-on-one setting allowed them to focus better on the task at hand and be more active learners. I primarily provide remedial tutoring and adopt multiple strategies to help my students learn. I break concepts down by using colorful highlighting techniques, have my students paraphrase orally and in writing what they are learning to ensure comprehension and allow for skill drilling for mastery. I can use the course material and/or provide my own worksheets to complement instruction.


CLAST

I tutor the CLAST now called PERT (Postsecondary Education Readiness Test). I tutor the Math/English Grammar/Reading sections with a high success rate among my students (references available). You will complete practice tests as well as math, reading, and grammar worksheets.


Dyslexia

I am a fully certified teacher in the state of Florida. I have 10+ years of teaching experience in and outside the classroom teaching students of all ages with exceptionalities: medical, ADD/ADHD, autism, Aspergers, speech and hearing, dyslexia, and anxiety. I have found that my students with dyslexia tend to have normal vision, but get confused by letters, numbers, words, sequences or verbal explanations. I adopt a multisensory approach to instruction and use strategies that engage my students' hearing, sight and touch senses. I gently guide my students to autocorrect their own mistakes and provide assistance as needed. My students learn best with me, because I offer a calm and supportive environment. I can use the course material provided and/or supplement instruction using my own worksheets appropriate to the student's grade level.


ISEE

I have many years of experience tutoring the ISEE test to students of all academic levels (elementary to high school). I will prepare you thoroughly in the areas of math, reading, vocabulary and writing. You will complete past practice tests, worksheets to reinforce foundation skills and homework for retention.


Praxis

As a permanent certified elementary school teacher (K-6) in the state of Florida, I took and passed the FTCE General Knowledge Test, FTCE Professional Education Test and the FTCE Subject Area Tests in Elementary Ed K-6 and French K-12. I tutor the FTCE / Praxis Core math and grammar sections and will give you a few pointers for the reading and essay sections. My experience as a test taker makes me well qualified to teach the FTCE / Praxis Core because I understand the demands of the tests. I will thoroughly prepare you. You will complete skill builder worksheets, past practice tests and homework.


TEAS

I have extensive experience tutoring the TEAS 6. Over the years, I have tutored the TEAS test to nursing students with high success rate. I have also taken the test myself and scored an Adjusted Individual Score of 94% which was obtained by diligently studying for a few weeks. I tutor the TEAS math, reading, grammar sections. For the science section, I will provide you with strategies to efficiently answer each question, give you a list of interactive websites with content videos, practice packets with a variety of question types, as well as a study guide with a breakdown of each science topic with its corresponding websites. You will find all those resources quite helpful. I will thoroughly prepare you; you will complete worksheets, review packets, past practice tests and homework.


AFOQT

As a certified classroom teacher in the areas of math and elementary, I have extensive experience tutoring the math, verbal and word knowledge of the AFOQT. I have the keen ability to break difficult concepts down into easier ones. I hone in on each detail and provide a thorough explanation simplifying each concept in the process. I will thoroughly prepare you. You will complete worksheets, practice questions from past practice tests, homework and skills packets for mastery.


Handwriting

As a former 1st grade classroom teacher, an experienced elementary, middle-school and high-school tutor and a lefty, I understand the struggles of writing neatly and the importance of having a legible handwriting. Students who write neatly and clearly have better spelling, read at/above grade level and overall communicate effectively. I use the D'Nealian manuscript handwriting program to help students of all ages. Please know that I bring my own worksheets/resources to tutoring sessions.


Common Core

As a former 1st grade teacher and a certified Elementary K-6 teacher, I have experience teaching and tutoring the FSA/Common Core and EOC (End of Course) exams to students of elementary, middle school and high school level. I specialize in reading, grammar, math and social studies. I focus on the details and use a combination of teaching strategies to enhance academic preparation. I use highlighting and color coding techniques, note taking, flashcards, verbalization, and drills. For optimum preparation, I bring my own worksheets and testing material.


USCIS

I have gone through the lengthy green card and US citizenship application process. Prior to teaching, I worked for a small law firm in the state of Florida, so when it was time for me to file my own paperwork I already knew the ins-and-outs of the process. I successfully filed my own immigration paperwork -often the length of a novel- without assistance and prepared extensively for the US citizenship writing and oral test. Therefore, my work experience combined with my personal experiences of the process make me the ideal person to help you with your own journey.


Homeschool

With over 10+ years tutoring experience, I have worked with many homeschooled students over the years. The students I have the privilege to tutor are homeschooled due to medical, religious or personal reasons. I have found that the number one reason my students give for being homeschooled is that they simply want to learn comfortably at home in their pjs and at their own pace without outside human distractions (peer pressure or bullying). I adapt instruction to fit my students' needs. I can use the course material and lesson plans provided by the homeschooling institution your child attends and/or I can supplement instruction using my own worksheets as part of a remedial or a rigorous plan of study.