Building Foundations Learning Center is a place where all children can learn the foundational skills needed to be successful in school. I am committed to providing engaging and meaningful instruction at a pace that nurtures concrete and enduring understanding. I believe in building lasting relationships with children and their parents through constant communication and going above and beyond to make learning fun and engaging.
I am a certified elementary school teacher with a Master's in Elementary Education. I have been teaching for almost 10 years. My passion is helping all kids grow and reach their learning goals. Being in education, I know how easy it is for kids to get overlooked and fall behind. I would love to work with families that want their child to not only catch up with their peers, but to grow as a critical thinker and a lover of learning.
Obtaining her tutoring services has been one of the best decisions that I have ever made. It was a great investment. I used another in home tutoring service in the past and I saw no progress with that agency. I would definitely recommend her for tutoring services for any parent seeking services! Job well done.
I never thought that my child would enjoy leaving school to go to tutoring for more school work, but it was what he needed. The day he told me that it was time to go so that he wouldn't be late for tutoring is when I realized that his tutor is special. He actually looks forward to his sessions. I am not real sure what you all do but I am and will forever be grateful for the confidence you have given my child to succeed in everything that is put in his path.
Before our children started going to a tutor, they lacked the fundamental tools needed to properly grow academically. The public school teachers seemed overwhelmed with students with different learning abilities, and as a result, a lot of students are advancing grade levels without the knowledge needed to become successful. That's where Building Foundations comes in. Alexandria's attention to detail is what puts her above other tutoring service we've come across. Her ability to pin point a child's weakness, nurture it, and build it into his/her strength is amazing. My 2nd grader was on a kindergartner reading level before we started going to Building Foundations. By the end of the school year, (about 6 months later), my second graders reading improved so much, her teacher had to move her to a more advance reading group. I'm extremely satisfied with Building Foundations services, and although our children are on the level the school system wants them on, they will continue going to tutoring for further advancement.
Working with Building Foundations for my 8-year old’s tutoring has been life changing for him. A smart kid who we noticed slowly falling behind, we sought a tutor who could engage him and help him find his love for learning. Mrs. Ford has done exactly that. Since she started working with him, rather than complaining about doing his school work, he quickly agrees to do it and he doesn’t rush to finish, instead focusing on doing his best. He’s been known to say, “Daddy, I’m reading because I want to.”, “I love Ms. Alexandria”, and “I like doing well in school.” Comments we never heard before working with Building Foundations to improve his skills and excite him to be a great student. Mrs. Ford is an excellent tutor using a creative, hands-on curriculum to engage our son to do his best!
I start with an interactive online assessment so that I can get base of where to begin in each subject. I then identify gaps or misunderstanding in foundational skills needed. I then develop a curriculum using all the data I have gathered.
Masters in Elementary Education
9 years in education
$35/hr for 2 days a week
$30/hr for 3 days a week
I was very proud to see one of my kiddos that I've been working with that came to me reading on kindergarten level be able to read through and comprehend a 3rd grade book after a year of working with him. Small steps make a huge difference!