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My name is Kelsey Wilbur, and I live in Braintree, MA. I am a certified 8-12 teacher in English and have been teaching high school for the past five years. I experience with all grades 9-12, as well as several specialty electives.
I earned my Bachelor's in Literature with a minor in Rhetoric and Communication from Umass Dartmouth and went on to earn my Masters in Education with a certification in Special Education there as well.
This year's switch to online learning has taken a toll on all of us, and I know lots of students have been feeling the strain and like they are behind. Teaching for me has always been about creating relationships with students so they feel comfortable learning at their own pace, and I hope to do the same as a tutor.
I look forward to hearing from you!
Helping students feel empowered by learning is what I enjoy the most about teaching. Helping reluctant students realize that they are more than capable of accomplishing hard tasks is my ultimate goal.
Kelsey helped me to reconfigure my resume and make it look more professional and easy-to-read. She was patient and answered all my questions!
Understanding how a student learns best is my number one priority so that I can tailor my approach to them specifically.
During our first meeting, I try to get to know them and how they view themselves as a student. I have surveys that assess how they work and learn best and I try to have an informal discussion about what they feel they struggle with the most when learning in a classroom.
My priority is making sure the student feels comfortable.
I have a Bachelor of Arts in Literature with a Minor in Rhetoric and Communications, as well as a Masters in Education with a certification in Special Education.
I am a licensed 8-12 English teacher and have taught high school for the past five years.
I am a trained Google educator and have experience teaching online.
I charge $25 an hour for subject/class-specific tutoring and $20 an hour for college essay tutoring.
I require a 24-hour notice for cancellation or payment is required for the session.
I decided I wanted to be a teacher in the 4th grade and never looked back. I chose Umass Dartmouth because they had a Masters program I could easily transition into during my senior year of undergrad.
I have worked with students of all ages K-12.
I was a substitute teacher and nanny during college and grad school. After I graduated with my Masters, I taught 9th and 10th grade for a year before being hired at my current school.
In my current position, I have taught 10th-12th grade for the last four years at all levels. I have taught honors, college prep, and inclusion level classes, as well as a number of multi-level elective courses.
The transition to remote learning has been extremely difficult but as the school year ends, I am happy to know that my students feel as if this year was a success, despite its end.
All of my students completed an end of the year reflection assignment where I encouraged them to share their feelings about this year as a whole, not in just my class, and about the things they learned and experienced. Overwhelmingly, almost all of my students chose to discuss our class and how they enjoyed it and all the things they learned that they consider valuable.
This was an expected high note for me and one I am extremely grateful for.
Make sure you feel comfortable communicating with them because that is extremely important when you're working together, especially in English.
English work can be more personal and deal with some tougher issues than any other subject so being comfortable sharing your thoughts and ideas with someone is the number one priority.
I always tell my students that before asking for help, they need to identify what they're struggling with.
If they are confused about something, figure out exactly where and what is causing confusion. If they are feeling unmotivated, consider why and try to pinpoint it. If they're feeling inadequate or like they can't complete an assignment, what is causing those feelings.
Everyone gets confused and struggles and teachers want to help their students as much as they can. By being specific, they can do that much easier!
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