I hold a BA in English, an MA in English Literature & Creative Writing, as well as a TEFL Level 5 Certification. Combining these qualifications, along with 15 years of ELA teaching experience, I have the breadth and depth of knowledge and experience to help a student at any level succeed and reach their desired outcomes.
Each student is unique, and the service provided should be catered to the needs of the student. I believe that words have power and to be able to communicate in written and verbal forms is essential to success in all areas. However, I also understand this does not come easy. I personally didn't learn to read independently until I was 10 years old. If it hadn't been for a kind, patient teacher I would not have discovered my passion for writing and literature. My goal as an instructor is to be able to help students in the same way my teacher did.
One part of teaching that I enjoy the most is the "ah ha" moment. When a student has struggled with an idea or concept and then it clicks. The other aspect I love about teaching is more subtle; I enjoy when the work has paid off in the little things, when I look back on the road traveled and I see the new habits and new skills that have finally become natural instead of a consent struggle. I believe that many students don't even realize it is happening and it is my job to remind them of these little victories as an encouragement forward.
My two daughters really liked taking Amy B.'s classes. She is organized and teaches great content in an interesting way. She has high expectations but is flexible where needed. Her experience, methods, and expertise on the subject is evident in the classroom. They found her very entertaining as well!
Amy is an amazing person to work with. She is really easy to talk to and an amazing listener. She helped me understand things in a different perspective. She is also very fun to be with. She has a great sense of humor and an amazing attitude all the time. I had Amy as a professor for two of my college classes. I am so happy that I did those classes and Amy made them an even better experience.
Each student is unique and should be treated as such in their learning experience. Because of this I always begin by discussing the student’s goals and desired outcomes. This discussion shapes the course of the tutoring sessions.
I have a BA in Communications and English, as well as a MA in English Literature & Creative Writing. In addition, I am TEFL Level 5 certified.
My standard pricing is between $20-60 per hour. The rate depends on how much outside prep is required to meet the student's desired outcomes.
I have worked with all age learners since I began teaching swimming lessons at the local YMCA. Upon graduation from college I worked full time in a traditional office environment. Soon I discovered that what I enjoyed most about my job was teaching and training my staff. Because of this I sought out an opportunity to teach group tutorials to home educated students. Not long after I returned to university to earn my MA so that I could teach university level courses.
My primary experience teaching ELA, Literature, & Writing is with middle & high school, as well as university, level students. However, I have also worked with elementary age students and adults in other learning environments.
I feel a strong combination of knowledge, experience, and passion for learning and seeing students grow is vital in any teacher. While many instructors have these aspects, in the end it is about the student and teacher clicking and being about to connect so that there is a clear and open path of communication between them.
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