Polydactyl Llc

Polydactyl Llc

5.0 (2)
1 employee
22 years in business

About this tutor

I have one star here, as I have yet to work with anyone, I am new, however I spent over seven yrs teaching

My unique approach evaluates the student first, to assess my students strengths and weaknesses. I taught English and test prep to students K12 to adult ESL and basic computer skills to the elderly. I was an English teacher 7 yrs. At Kaplan I provided adult ESL classes and at Berlitz foreign languages. I have a BA in Shakespearean lit. and I speak 8 languages. My preference is helping students with papers, essays, teaching ESL adult or child and I love teaching screenwriting and playwriting. My degree is in Shakespeare so if you are having trouble with the Bard, turn to me for help

Seeing that lightbulb light up above students head go off, when they finally get that 'it's easy' 

Need help writing papers? I'm the girl for you. Individually tailored lessons at a cafe over a delicious snack or via zoom

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Credentials

New Hartford, CT 06057
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2 Reviews

5.0

  • 953bethanys

    My husband and I visited here for about an hour. The tour guide is important to listen into because of how knowledgeable they are about the history!

  • lindseygrace333

    I have been here many times but I still love going to see my 6 toes friends. Lovely mansion and historical gem.



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FAQs


What is your typical process for working with a new student?

I get a feel for the student's learning process and capacity

Working with AP K12students and test prep I rarely had incompetent or lazy students, but everyone gets the chance to work at their own pace

Wanting to learn is within all of us, only the best teachers know how to bring it out of students


What education and/or training do you have that relates to your work?

I have a BA in English (Shakespearean Literature) and some graduate studies in law.

I worked IT during my graduate studies 

I worked at Kaplan test prep for many years

I translate medical research papers for universities

I write freelance for several magazines 


Do you have a standard pricing system for your lessons? If so, please share the details here.

My lessons are $20/hour.

I schedule lessons a head of time, to discuss research and composition for essays or research papers. When the work is done, I go over the draft with the student, making changes and corrections. Suggested reading must be done between the two lessons. My ESL classes are conducted in similar fashion.

WHAT IF I DON'T KNOW HOW TO LEARN ?

-  if you hate to learn, it's usually bc you don't like to read. If you must complete a paper, this can be a tough nut to crack, but with my help you'll know where to start. Chose me if you hate to study, because you will love to learn!

During COVID I prefer students meet me here at a restaurant. There's a great quiet place across the street and learning goes by faster with some fries :) I can also work online via zoom


How did you get started teaching?

I filled out an application.

- notice, I answered exactly what was asked. Also, truthfully 😊 


What types of students have you worked with?

Young and old, foreign and American


Describe a recent event you are fond of.

A Chinese province recently banned the sale of dog and cat meat and this April the Chinese government proposed new  legislature banning live cooking of domestic pets. Hopefully, enough letters will reach the Chinese embassy in D.C. and enough voices will speak on behalf of the voiceless, passing this important legislature in 2020. I am proud to have been part of this movementI raise money for wonderfull organizations like SoiDog, SlaughterHouse Survivors and AnimalHopeandWellness


What advice would you give a student looking to hire a teacher in your area of expertise?

Be comfortable with who you hire. That is the most important thing and ofcourse, their credentials


What questions should students think through before talking to teachers about their needs?

Prepare a few words that best describe your strengths and weaknesses in the subject you are hoping to improve. Know what YOU want


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