Is your son or daughter struggling to keep up in their coursework? Are you tired of arguing over homework or exam grades? I understand and I can help. A student's college trajectory is being set as early as 7th and 8th grade. It is absolutely possible to make up for academic weaknesses later, but the sooner a student receives necessary support, the better his or her chances of gaining acceptance to their preferred college or university. As your tutor, I will bring my 10 years of experien... [more]
My experience tutoring students in math ranges from Pre-Algebra to AP Calculus, and includes Exeter Math, Investigations Math, ISEE preparation, SAT Math, ACT Math, preparing students for transition from standard math programs to accelerated math programs and temporary homeschooling (3 months) due to medical leave. I adapt my teaching strategies to align with my students' learning styles to minimize frustration and maximize retention.
I have worked with students from 1st through 6th grade in mathematics and science, including preparing for the SSAT, the ISEE, transitioning between elementary schools, home-school instruction and Investigations Mathematics. When working with Elementary school students, I strive to support those skills which will serve them well in the middle- and high-school academics. To do this, I often prepare games and worksheets which help make learning and skills practice more entertaining. Elementary students often need more variety and, occasionally, a sense of play during instruction to remain fully engaged. I enjoy working with younger students and helping to set them on a positive academic trajectory!
I am currently pursuing a PhD in Science Education so I have a solid foundation in best practices in teaching and learning, in general. I have also worked extensively with students in study skills as those skills pertain to math and science (my main areas of expertise). Having worked with students from 6th through 12th grade, I am aware that good study skills, such as organizing work, planning ahead, breaking tasks down into smaller pieces and communicating effectively with teachers, are crucial components of a child's academic success. These skills can be taught as stand-alone skills (across all subjects) or incorporated into any given subject. These habits, once formed, benefit a child in high school, college and beyond.