Content And Executive Functioning Tutor
I am experienced working with students on content, executive functioning, and test prep. I have worked with learning differences, as well as students who need extra support. I have a degree in Psychology and Education and years of experience working in Academic Support/ Learning Network departments. I have been working at independent private school such as Suffield Academy and Pine Crest School.
Frequently asked questions
What is your typical process for working with a new student?
When I begin working with a new student, I take time to get to know them as a student and a person. I think their reflections are often meaningful- I like to hear what the student thinks their strengths and weaknesses are. My goal is to help the student find success, learn lifelong skills, and be an adult they know will offer support and encouragement.
What education and/or training do you have that relates to your work?
I have a degree from Bates College in Psychology and Education. I have certificates in Executive skills training and social-emotional learning. I have previously worked at a private boarding school in the Academic Support department, as a personal tutor, and at a private day school in the Learning Network. I have worked with kids from 6-12th grade.
How did you get started teaching?
I began teaching in college. I did not grow up knowing I wanted to be a teacher. I always loved coaching and after taking my first education class in college and fulfilling my student teaching hours, I realized coaching and teaching was very similar. I love connecting with kids and offering support to students.
What types of students have you worked with?
I have worked with a wide range of students. I have worked with students from 6th to 12th grade but would be comfortable working with younger students as well. I have worked with students who need help with the content, writing process, study skills, and executive functioning skills. I have worked with students with a wide range of learning differences.
What questions should students think through before talking to teachers about their needs?
Students should reflect if they are open-minded to creating new habits and willing to put in the hard work to find academic success.