The Learning Edge
I'm an award-winning, highly recommended tutor with a teaching credential and nearly thirty years of experience. I enjoy helping students of all ages and abilities. I have several core subject strength areas and also specialize in test preparation for many standardized tests. In addition, I have extensive experience with learners on the spectrum. I also do academic coaching, edit applications, job coach, advise, proofread, and edit.
What I enjoy most is helping people reach their goals! Although I have won several tutoring awards through agencies, the main impetus for my work is the constructive one-on-one time, the "light-bulb" moments, and seeing my students go on to achieve success independently.
Frequently asked questions
What is your typical process for working with a new student?
If you are not completely satisfied, your first hour is free. I have a 24-hour cancellation policy. I am a "schedule" person and like to keep a steady set schedule, but can be flexible.
What education and/or training do you have that relates to your work?
I have a teaching credential and a tremendous amount of experience with special education, regular education, adult, and gifted students. I've worked as a proofreader, editor, science writer, publisher, and behavioral full inclusion aide as well as owning my own tutoring agency. I have taught in nursing programs, at a community college, in academic settings, in healthcare, and in work and residential settings as well.
Do you have a standard pricing system for your lessons? If so, please share the details here.
$25 for online unless elementary students ($20), $40 to $60 in person, 1:1.
How did you get started teaching?
I started tutoring 29 years ago in California, working for an agency. I got my teaching credential in 1998, but loved tutoring so much I kept right on tutoring.
What types of students have you worked with?
I have worked with students of all ages, all levels, and all types of abilities. Everyone has unique strengths.
Describe a recent event you are fond of.
Moving in December to the lovely state of Kentucky!
What advice would you give a student looking to hire a teacher in your area of expertise?
Don't be nervous, say what type of help you need, and relax, things will get better right away!
What questions should students think through before talking to teachers about their needs?
Are they understanding what is being taught? Can they work toward independence or does the teacher not give them confidence? What can the teacher do immediately to help?