Are you tired of battling your children when it’s time for homework?
Do you feel helpless when your children struggle in school because you’re not sure how to help them succeed?
Do you feel like the school doesn’t understand your child as a learner and isn’t actually teaching them to read and write better?
Let me tell you an open secret I have learned after 10 years of teaching public school. School is not always fair. In the classroom, often, everyone gets the same thing – the same instruction, the same assignment, the same test. As a teacher, I could often see exactly what my student needed, but I couldn’t drop everything and give it to them when they needed it. Then I started tutoring and found exactly what I wanted: a way to give students the right instruction at the right time to help them overcome their reading and writing struggles!
So why should you consider working with a tutor? I can:
- help your child become more confident
- end the homework battle
- improve grades
- help your child get into the college of their dreams
- fill in the little skill gaps that accumulate and make everything so much harder!
By working one-on-one with students, I can explore those interests and meet those challenges. I stretch children to build on their strengths and support them in the areas where they are weaker. Sometimes filling gaps in a few key skills is all a student needs! Other times, steady practice brings them closer and closer to their goals.
I love tutoring – being a detective, coach, cheerleader and learning partner all at the same time. Together with the student, we figure out how he or she learns best and we build a toolkit they can use for years to come. With each student, I use a customized combination of approaches, including Orton-Gillingham multi-sensory reading instruction, self-regulated strategy development (SRSD) for writing, technology, and a variety of tools for building fluency, self-monitoring and reading comprehension.
I have worked with students from kindergarten through graduate school, on topics ranging from basic phonics and pre-reading skills to reading and writing in all subject areas to SAT and ACT preparation.
Most of my students, though, are struggling with transitions: from elementary school to middle school, middle to high school, high school to college. They need an extra boost to meet the rising expectations at each grade level. I hold a master’s degree in Special Education, as well as Orton-Gillingham certification in multi-sensory reading instruction.
When I’m not tutoring and teaching, I love to spend time with my children and my husband. I am a knitter, a baker, and a reader. I am a fan of Muppet movies and minor league baseball, Northeastern University hockey and UConn basketball.