AMF Tutorial Service
I worked for one of the big named chains for a few years and sadly realized people were paying a ton for a service that was not the best to help their child.
I quit working for the chain and started my own tutoring business at home where I could charge a lot less (low overhead) and work with the students in groups of two instead of three. Even my one-on-one tutoring is less than the chains change for three students at a time!
I have been tutoring for 20 years now and have helped numerous students to succeed. I have tutored a Harvard graduate school student, a GED student, a four year old beginning reader, a 10th grade online summer credit student, third graders learning read (LD), and everything in between!
I enjoy tutoring math the most, anything from beginner math all the way to geometry and algebra.
I am a certified teacher with a degree in special education and a minor in elementary education. I was teacher of the year 2017 at Walnut Grove Christian school.
I was also teacher of the year at Sylvan Learning Center in 1994.
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Frequently asked questions
What is your typical process for working with a new student?
For first meeting I have the parents and student come in together, sit down and talk to me. We discuss strengths and weaknesses. If they are a reading conprehension client I have them read a simple text to me. If they are a math client, I have them take a math assessment to complete at home to help me have a better understanding of what level they are at.
All of this is free of charge.
What education and/or training do you have that relates to your work?
Sylvan Learning Center- three years as a teacher and administrator
Teacher in public and private school settings – 10 years
Owner of AMF Tutorial Service – 20 years
Do you have a standard pricing system for your lessons? If so, please share the details here.
Semi private tutoring – two students at a time – $25 per session paid monthly
Private Sessions - $45 per hour
How did you get started teaching?
As a child I knew I wanted to be a teacher. I worked with students from the time I started high school.
What types of students have you worked with?
All kinds! - I have worked with gifted and talented students as well as students with learning disabilities. In the classroom setting, I have taught learning disabled students as well as academically advanced students all the way down to severe and profound mentally challenged students.
Every child can learn! It’s just being able to reach them, to give them the confidence in themselves to help them achieve all that they are able to achieve.
Describe a recent event you are fond of.
This summer I am tutoring a lot of new students. Getting to see them grow in confidence and ability is so exciting to me. There are several I have that have been beaten down and felt very unsuccessful in school. Seeing the smile on their faces when they understand what they are doing, walking out of clas with their shoulders back, it makes me so proud of what I do.
What advice would you give a student looking to hire a teacher in your area of expertise?
Ask for a free consultation – if they are willing to give it you can tell they are truly interested in the students and not just the money.
Also ask for references and check them. It is truly important if you’re trusting them with an unknown adult.
What questions should students think through before talking to teachers about their needs?
- Am I focusing and paying attention in class?
-Am I prepared for every class session?
- Am I doing the classwork and homework?
- Am I in the right frame of mind and attitude to approach my teacher?
If yes to all of these questions, then talk to your teacher. If not, take responsibility before you approach them with concerns about your grade.