Elementary School Tutor

Elementary School Tutor

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1 years in business

About this tutor

I have worked as a NYC public school teacher for the past 4 years. I am certified in Common Branch Grades 1-6, Teaching Students of Other Languages and Social Studies 7-12. I have worked in the school system for 4 years. During college, I was an after school counselor and assisted kindergarten students with their homework. 

I am well-versed in helping students who are struggling in reading and writing. I am also knowledgable in math.

I LOVE helping children learn and watching them progress. I have wanted to be a teacher since I knew what a teacher was. I enjoy working with children and individualizing instruction to help meet their specfic needs. 

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Brooklyn, NY 11234
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What is your typical process for working with a new student?

First, I would get to know a bit about the student - how old they are, what they like and dislike as well as their feelings about school. Then, I would provide a basic reading and writing assessment to see what level the child is currently on as well as what areas I can be most helpful in. 

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

I am licensed by New York State to teach grades 1-6, English to speakers of other languages as well as Social Studies to grades 7-12. 

During college, I was an after school counselor who worked with kindergarten students and assisted them with their homework. 

I have worked in the NYC public school system as a teacher for the past 4 years. 

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

I would like to receive $50/hour. 

How did you get started teaching?

I have wanted to be a teacher since I knew what a teacher was. I have always loved learning and loved going to school. Growing up I throroughly enjoyed helping my friends with their school work. I have always been a teacher at heart. 

What types of students have you worked with?

I have worked with students ranging from the ages of 4-12. My students at work are English Language Learners. As a result, I have become very knowledgable on how to assist struggling readers and writers whether they speak another language or not. I have also worked with many students who have learning disabilites although that is not my area of expertise. 

Describe a recent event you are fond of.

I had a student this year who was extremely shy. She came to America in the middle of last school year and was not really speaking much English yet. With my very limited Spanish skills, I was able to coax her into participating in class in whichever language she felt most comfortable. She began the year speaking in Spanish and slowly began to speak more and more English. Her reading level skyrocketed and she began to write extensively. Best of all, she became more confident in herself and that allowed her to take risks in her education and become successful. 

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

If you are an elementary student struggling with reading or writing, I am the perfect person to help you!

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

What do I have the most difficulty with?

What would I like to improve on the most?

How do I learn best?

What do I enjoy and when do I feel the most motivated/ engaged?

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