Watching a student achieve their goals and flying past them to achieve even more, is one of the privileges of being a tutor and a teacher. I have over 15 years experience as a teacher enabling students to have those feelings of pride and success. When I work with a student I believe that every pupil matters and I plan accordingly and personally for every individual student. This planning includes deciding on the preferred learning style of the student e.g. kinesthetic or oral. I can teach to any exam criteria or just to improve skills for work or personal development. I specialize in all aspects of English, both written and oral. I believe that learning should be an enjoyable experience. This is true whether you are 10 years old right up to being an adult. Every session must start and end with a positive. I plan in small stages so that sessions are accessible to allow the student to climb the scaffold to success.
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.
My goal is to ensure students understanding what is necessary for success and to realize my responsibility is to be their advocate and support system. I have been in the public school system for over 14 years and have experience with elementary and high school age students in English and Special Education.
I have been an effective teacher and educator for 20+ years. I possess good class management skills. In the class setting I use multiple intelligence theory and in my teaching applying technology to educational strategy. Also, I have cultivated many skills and qualities of a good teacher: analytical, interpersonal, communication skills, a flexible team player, cultural sensitivity, good listener, patient, builds trust, and very comfortable in multicultural contexts. I believe in teaching students about education for life, not just about passing standardized tests. Students must learn to understand the practical nature of what they are studying.
I am outgoing and friendly. I'm an inclusive person, accepting of all different kinds of people. I am patient and calm but enthusiastic about learning and the exciting planet we live on. I look forward to helping others succeed in learning, and acquiring confidence in various topics--reading, writing, math, geography, geology, art, and more.
I am quite responsible with time and preparation to tutor my students. Additionally, I'm respectful of their own time and particular situations. Once tutoring, I try to give all my dedicated attention to what we are doing and ask for the same from the student. I know it is quite exhausting to be absolutely concentrated on one person or a few number of, but I've done it for years, so I know what it means.
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.
I am an experienced public school teacher and have volunteered in schools since 2010. I have been practicing the art of teaching since 2010, and my love and expertise has grown immensely. I work hard to get to know the student so to understand their learning style.
I can be of assistance in the areas of English Writing, Grammar, Proofreading, Reading, and Vocabulary, having been a professional editor and writer for over 20 years. My areas of knowledge also include Architecture, Art History, and Biblical and Religious Studies.
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.
My interest in people, culture, and language has brought me to live on 4 continents and study 5 languages, completing TESOL training for ESL students with top grades, and mastering Chinese Mandarin while living in China. With a real attention to detail, I help students find their area of need in order to improve their skills and achieve success in their language studies. Whether it is reading, writing, grammar, or speaking, I will assist the student to get to the next level.
I am ready to be your private tutor in Memphis, TN! I'm willing to work around student's needs and my goal is for students to become independent in their studies inside and outside the classroom. What I wish for students as well is that they are able to learn in accordance with their strengths.
As a private tutor, I feel that the most important thing for the child who is being tutored is to have someone who is an excellent communicator. Beyond that, I will make sure I have an excellent knowledge of the subject matter, and be able to pass along that knowledge to the child in a way that is easiest for them to understand. I feel that the parent/tutor relationship is of great importance. I will make sure that the parent or guardian is made aware of the child's progress, and also of any stumbling blocks the child may have.
I am encouraging and knowledgeable. I will do whatever I can to not only teach students about a subject, but also give them tools they need to learn about what they want to learn on their own when I am not able to tutor a student. I believe in the saying "give a man a fish, he will eat for a day. Teach a man to fish and he will eat the rest of his life". I would not only use what I know about a subject, but also use the sources of peer-reviewed resources.
I'm energetic and eager to help students find their strengths and I nurture them using scaffolding to fill in the gaps and increase their confidence. I use my joy of learning to keep them involved in the lesson and on-task during a session. I will give every student my my best effort !