To help me help you: 1. Please, be sure to have payment information on file. I may not respond to you otherwise. 2. Know that messages sent during holidays do not receive responses until the next business day. 3. Know that diagnostic exams are given to everyone at the regular hourly rate -- no exceptions. 4. Submit serious inquiries only. Be ready to state and honor a definite start date. Be ready to see your program through 'til the end. 5. Understand that I don't take a fast food approach ... [more]
With 10+ years in the teaching and test prep arena, I'm able to help your middle schooler, high schooler, or Y-O-U excel in math and other subjects. I'll meet you where you are and use what I know about you and your learning style to help fill-in gaps in understanding or build on what you already know to help you get ahead.
I passed the CBEST on my first attempt. I've helped adults-- many of whom haven't passed certain portions or any portion of the test--pass the CBEST so that could begin their teaching careers or get back into the classroom (we know what happens when those CBEST scores don't meet specs). I can do the same for you.
I have helped students gain acceptance to choice private schools by helping students to improve their HSPT and COOP scores. Taking practice versions of these tests has given me insight into what students face when they sit for these exams. This insight, along with my background as a high school English teacher, and my understanding of different learning modalities, gives me an edge in helping students successfully boost their HSPT and COOP scores.
I've taken and passed both sections of Praxis, as well as the section for working with students with special needs. Yes, I passed them all on the first attempt, and have helped other future teaching professionals do the same.
As an ESL instructor, I've helped several students successfully sit for IELTS. I've only taken practice exams, but the five years of experience I have as an ESL teacher has helped me to learn how to help speakers of languages other than English pass the exam.