Elementary Reading And Math Tutoring
Hi my name is Lisa Schertler. I currently Coach swimming. I have worked 20 years in elementary education. I have taught grades K-2: largely focusing on struggling readers and writers. Although I have also taught High Learners, working with those students needing more support has always been more enjoyable. I have also spent time teaching Language Learners (grades 3-5) as I transitioned into my coaching profession.
My greatest enjoyment is watching my students grow academically and as individuals. I enjoy watching students gain confidence as they learn new skills.
Frequently asked questions
What is your typical process for working with a new student?
I work with parents and try to really get to know the student. I am always interested building a strong connection with the swimmers and students I work with. I work hard to understand the students emotional and academic needs. I devise a strategy to help remediate the student's needs.
What education and/or training do you have that relates to your work?
I have a Physical Education degree and a Multiple Subject teaching Credential. I have worked in elementary education for 20 years and currently work as a swim coach with the local team: SUNN Swimming.
Do you have a standard pricing system for your lessons? If so, please share the details here.
Compensation depends on students needs, travel, time and frequency of sessions.
How did you get started teaching?
I began informally teaching swim skills as a teen. Later I earned my teaching credential in Physical Education and taught K-8 P.E. After 3 years I transitioned into the classroom as a K/1 teacher. Now, I have made a full circle back to coaching swimming. I'd like to tutor because I know distance learning is challenging for many families
What types of students have you worked with?
Working with struggling students in the First Grade means that about 25% of the students I have worked with tend to have undiagnosed learning and behavioral concerns. I have had language learners, heave worked with students on the autism spectrum, and with students with behavioral disorders.
Describe a recent event you are fond of.
I enjoy walking my dogs in the park, hiking, swimming and coaching swimming. My most recent kid-centered event was in February where I was lead coach for our zone's 7/8 year old boys team. I was in charge of 8 boys during ice breakers, dinner, and the big championship Zones meet. It was a lot of fun and I enjoyed volunteering for this position and meeting swimmers from the many teams in our zone.
What advice would you give a student looking to hire a teacher in your area of expertise?
I advise anyone looking for a tutor for their child to take the time to meet the tutor to be sure it is a good fit.
What questions should students think through before talking to teachers about their needs?
When looking to hire a tutor, parents need to know ahead of time areas their students need support with. Parents should ask what type of learning environment they should expect from the tutor (online, at their residence, a specific room or learning area). Parents should also know the plan their tutor has to meet the student's needs and what materials the tutor will need or use to meet learning objectives.