Mad Wizard Tutoring
Hello, everyone! My name is Dr. Jill Bartholomew. I am an experienced, certified tutor/educator and educational researcher. I am proud to offer individual tutoring and test preparation support services. I have over 20 years of teaching and tutoring experience in a variety of different academic and professional settings. My specialization is reading and writing. I have taught English Language Arts in traditional and online classrooms from elementary to university. I am TESOL-certified to teach ESL courses from young learners to adults. I have also taught ESL courses in the traditional classroom at the community college level. I have written professionally as a technical writer/editor and for the website www.randomhistory.com. I am qualified to tutor all core subjects K-12 and French Language and Literature. I also offer test preparation services for many standardized including the ISEE, SSAT, ACT, SAT, GRE, GMAT, and Praxis.
I believe that every student learns differently. Sometimes, a mainstream approach to education isn't the answer to helping your student become a lifelong lover of learning. What I love most about being a professional tutor is seeing the joy and excitement that a genuine connection to learning inspires. I believe that every student can learn and succeed. Every student learns a little differently though, and sometimes the teaching he or she receives in school doesn't match how the student learns best. A personal approach is key. I have found that discovering a student's learning style and creating learning strategies will hopefully help my students continue to learn and progress their entire lives. I love working with my students. I love being able to establish a close coaching relationship where I can cheer them on as they become more confident in their learning skills and abilities. I started Mad Wizard Tutoring in 2020 because I know there is a real need for an individualized, educational approach to our students' learning journeys.
I am certified by the National Tutor Association. I have been honored as a www.Tutors.com Honored Tutor last fall. Please check out my LinkedIn Profile and my professional website below:
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Frequently asked questions
What is your typical process for working with a new student?
Here is my typical process:
1. I like to have an introductory phone call or email chat when a parent decides to hire me to answer questions, introduce myself, and learn more about the parent and their student.
2. After the phone call, I will send out a learning questionnaire form asking for more specific details on the student's learning history, challenges, strengths, goals, and objectives for improvement.
3. During the first session, I will spend some time (15-20 mins) getting to know the student, playing a game, icebreakers. Then, I will administer a placement/gap assessment to observe the student's style of learning and thought and problem-solving process.
4. The assessment will allow me to create a personalized learning plan that meets the student's learning needs and the parent's learning objectives. We will schedule future appointments from there.