My name is Kayla and I love to tutor. Yes, you heard right! I believe that no student should ever feel like a failure or alone in his or her academic pursuit. My aim is to provide the student with the tools necessary to succeed on their own. I have been tutoring for the last 5 plus years serving students in the Tri-state area as well as those overseas via Skype and email. My experience spans the gamut from tutoring basic algebra and biology to GRE prep and college writing.
I graduated undergraduate school, earning my BA, with Honors and as the valedictorian of my graduating class. I took my GRE’s and then went on to graduate school for an MA in Speech Language Pathology. I graduated with Honors and as valedictorian once again. I earned these awards by hard, devoted work. The same skills I used to succeed in my academic career, are the ones that I will deliver to you when we work together.
Currently, I am taking a sabbatical from working as a Speech Language Pathologist to focus on expanding my expertise and knowledge in specific areas of Speech Pathology. In my free time, I hope to do what I love, tutoring and educating the minds of the future.
I love helping people to reach their academic goals. Seeing the satisfaction on a student’s face after working hard to grasp material and finally “getting it” is exhilarating for me. It gives me a sense of mission and fulfillment when I am able to invest my all into a student, and see them flourish.
I used Kayla to help me prepare for countless exams and papers throughout my graduate program. She was extremely helpful and professional! Would highly recommend her.
very efficient and amazing tutor. highly recommended
I loved the tutor's patience and passion and her desire for my success.
She is so kind, smart and helpful that I cant imagine using anyone else.
After working as a tutor for so many years, I have developed a prototype for success. The first session typically involves getting to know the student, exploring the class/subject which needs tutoring, evaluating where he or she is academically struggling, and establishing a plan of action for the next few sessions. If there is time, we may get started on exploring the material at hand. Each session will build on the prior one. I expect the student to be diligent and on top of both the sessions and his or her own time spent on learning the material.
The areas I choose to tutor in are those in which I am an expert at. Throughout my academic and professional career, I have worked hard on perfecting my writing skills. Similarly, I worked hard to learn the intricacies of the GRE and how to optimally perform. I present to you the years of experience and hard work that I myself have invested.
My standard price includes not only the session but the countless time and energy I will invest both prior and after our sessions to ensure that you get the most optimal tutoring session. I will stop at nothing to ensure my students' academic susccess.
As a diligent, hard-working student, I myself was a recipient of great tutors and teachers. They are what inspired me to be a tutor. Already when I was in high school, I began tutoring elementary school children. From there, it just expanded.
I have worked with young children with learning or developmental delays to honors graduate students. There is no student that cannot be helped.
I once had a student come to me with a term paper due within 2 weeks of our session. She was very disorganized and scattered. We worked hard for 2 weeks, and by the end of our time together, she felt so accomplished and so satisfied with her work it truly was moving. I always look to this event for strength and encouragement to continue doing what I do.
My advice to any student looking to hire a teacher in any area is to first make sure they are willing to invest the time and energy to work hard with a teacher. Teachers are great, but they are not magicians. You need a good work ethic to get far. Once you have that, look for a teacher who is passionate, caring and smart. It may seem like simple advice, but it is true.
I am a BIG fan of questions. We learn from our own and other people's questions. Dont think too much before asking. Just ask!
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