Higher Level Tutoring

Higher Level Tutoring

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10 years in business

About this tutor

I tutor students from grades K-8 in language arts and math.  I also work with other subjects.  I believe that every person can succeed in academics.  I have taken this belief with me into the classroom as a certified elementary teacher.  All of the students who I have worked with have made significant improvements on their standardized tests.

I have been teaching for the past 23 years and I have worked in the school system as a teacher's assistant, substitute teacher and a classroom teacher.  I started my own tutoring service 7 years ago and I have helped students from grades K-12 with their academics.

I enjoy seeing students gain the confidence to succeed academically.  I believe that students who struggle benefit more from one on one instruction than whole class instruction.  While tutoring, I am able to get to know a student personally and this helps me to find the right strategy to motivate them to succeed.

I feel that education is important because it has enabled me to obtain gainful employment and broaden my mental horizons.  By reaching students through education, I can not only improve their earning potential but I can also inspire them to become "life-long" learners.

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Detroit, MI 48238
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FAQs


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

First, I give a diagnostic test.  After reviewing the diagnostic test I obtain information on which grade level they are working on.  Then, I devise a plan of work which includes goals for the student to reach within 2 months.


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

I  have a master's degree in education and I have a teacher's certification from the state of Michigan for grades K-6.


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

I charge $25 per hour for all clients.  I am open to negotiate my price with individual clients.


How did you get started teaching?

I became a substitute teacher after graduating from Oakland University.


What types of students have you worked with?

I have worked with students in elementary, middle and high school.  I have also tutored students who are cognitively impaired.


Describe a recent event you are fond of.

I remember tutoring a student in Inkster, MI ten years ago.  When I began working with this student, he was a 6th grade student reading at a 3rd grade level.  Two years later, he read on his current 8th grade level and was on the honor roll.


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

I would advise students to look for someone who is patient and who has experience working in the schools.


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

Some of the questions include:  How long will it take me to make progress while working with a you or another tutor?

Why do some students struggle academically in a classroom?

Do you feel that all students can learn? Why or why not?