I offer academic support in every school subject while teaching my students important organization skills so that they will become independent life-long learners. This includes helping to prepare for upcoming exams and completing high quality homework on time.
In math, understanding new concepts requires mastery of previously taught material. Therefore, falling behind can cause problems as the school year moves along. I will help your child learn and review the new concepts that arise each week and will help prepare for upcoming tests, quizzes, and projects.
I combine my formal professional training in Language Arts with my own personal passion for reading and writing to deliver high quality tutoring support for my elementary, middle school, and high school students.
Essay writing is not an easy process. Not only do you have to figure out what ideas you wish to express, you have to find a way to clearly communicate those ideas to others, often confined to the class instructor’s requirements. Essay writing is an exercise that requires practice, patience, and discipline. No matter the grade level, skill level, or topic, I help my students brainstorm ideas and organize them into a well-structured compelling piece of writing. Moreover, I provide instruction on how to make sure an essay’s bibliography conforms to the style of American Psychological Association (APA) style. Get essay help with
- Personal Statements
- Book Reports
- Thesis Statements
- Research Papers
- Writing for Standardized Tests
- Descriptive Essays
- College Admissions Essays
- Creative Writing
Grammar is the study of sentence structure. An essay, for example, is made of sentences, and those sentences are made out of words, which must follow certain rules. When we follow them in our writing, our sentences make sense to our intended audience. As a blogger, ESL tutor, and elementary school teacher, I have developed effective ways of making grammar instruction intellectually stimulating and personally relevant. Learning grammar doesn’t have to be boring and tedious. It all depends on how it’s taught.
Reading and Comprehension
As an experienced and credentialed teacher I have formal training in assessing and teaching reading skills and comprehension.
Teaching Phonics is an important fundamental building block to empower children with confidence as readers. I apply phonics by creating the environment that leads children to first discover the sounds made by individual letters or letter groups (for example, the letter “d” makes a d sound), and second to learn how to join separate sounds to make one word (for example, blending the sounds m, a, t makes MAT).
I weave phonics instruction into the context of projects and other explorations so that the learning is meaningful. For example, a student may be asked to create his or her own colorful flashcards by writing the letter and drawing a picture whose first letter makes that sound.
My phonics instruction is intended to help students gain phonemic awareness – an important skill that will allow them to rapidly map sounds to letters and blend sounds to read words. In this process, students develop the conceptual understanding that there are rules that can help them sound out words. This understanding allows my students to begin forming the foundation for reading decodable words – words that can be sounded out using the rules of phonics. Examples include: pot, flute, and snail. Over the course of several tutoring sessions, my students are introduced to – and apply – these rules of phonics, which will help them decode words.
In my experience as an educator – reading comprehension and vocabulary knowledge are closely related. In fact, the more words elementary students know, the better their reading comprehension will be in high school.
My vocabulary instruction consists of three elements:
1. Learning the definition and using it in different contexts. This method ensures that all meanings of a single word are clearly understood.
2. Seeing the word many times in different contexts. When students are exposed to a word over and over again, they naturally collect information about it until finally a solid idea of its meaning is formed.
3. Word Work (Active Processing) – Encouraging students to manipulate a word in different ways. For example, students make antonyms and synonyms; rewrite definitions; use multiple vocabulary words in one sentence; write stories poems, or essays in which the word is used; make nonsense sentences and silly questions using the word.
Teaching public speaking skills to young students is invaluable to their future. It helps students become effective communicators and develop self-confidence, which is an important quality of an effective leader.