I am a very relatable person. I believe that learning can be fun, but I also believe in encouraging and challenging students. This always brings out the best in them.
As I tutor, I will plan and assist in implementation of programs/activities to enable students to attain appropriate achievement and adjustment. I have facilitated differentiation of instruction and providing enrichment to meet the needs of diverse learners.
Many years of experience has provided opportunities to work with students with special needs. Many of my referrals are from physicians, schools, community agencies, and churches. I am comfortable with students with ADD, ADHD, LD, ODD, Asperger Syndrome, and test anxiety. If needed, I assist families with improving home / school communication, and advocacy with Individual Education Plans. My goal is to work myself out of a job by encouraging the student to become as independent as possible with learning. Face to Face and Online counseling are available.
Throughout my fifteen years of teaching, I have worked to build an educational paradigm that includes essays, articles, poems and books from literary, historical, gender, and trans-national studies. Critical examinations of the patterns of development, rhetorical techniques, and advanced argumentation are the impetus for any course I teach. Whether working with public, charter, or private school students, I invite reading, writing, and thinking processes that challenge long held beliefs, open the doors of inquiry, and seek new knowledge.
I am warm and friendly, my style is conversational, and I always seek to encourage and empower my students through providing them with comprehension of the content and relevant skill sets, including critical thinking about and engagement with the content. I encourage the student to ask as many questions as necessary and never rush them through content. Having studied education myself, my goal is always to patiently guide the student through comprehension of, critical thinking about, and creative engagement with the content. My passion is always to encourage and empower my students so that they will do better in the future on their own.
I am patient, hard-working, open-minded, and fair, but I am also tough with high expectations of my students. I have taught at the college level and know what is expected when students enter that arena from an instructor's point of view. I have knowledge in a wide variety of subjects and specialties, and I love learning just as much as I love teaching.