Esther Riverson

Esther Riverson

5.0 (5)
3 hires on
1 employee
15 years in business

About this tutor

Children have different learning styles and capabilities. My philosophy is that everychild has a potential and with proper nurturing and training each child can learn and reach his/her potential. 

I have been teaching for over 40 years, and have always tutored children after school.

I have a PhD, and a M.Ed in Special Education with Concentration on Visual Impairments.

Spending time with the children and seeing the progress they make gives me satisfaction. I enjoy watching how they quickly become self-confident, and show it in the way they carry themselves, and even show it in their handwriting.  

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Springfield, VA 22150
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5 Reviews


  • Brian Woodward

    She is a wonderful tutor for my son. I would highly recommend her

  • Cherisse Mungal

    Ms Esther was very thorough with my daughter. She helped get her ready for 7th grade English and Honors Math.

  • Kwabena Duah ( Andy)

    Personally , I can proudly portray Dr. Riverson as the most gifted tutor or teacher I have ever encountered. Her teaching skills is phenomenon ! She had been tutoring my kids since 2010 ( math and English) . Dr. Roberson is very humble but extremely deligent and professional. Treat kids with respect and care regardless of age , race , gender and religion . She loves to see kids flourishing academically,

  • Mansa Cagua

    Esther’s love for the children is her number one best quality. You can see it in the way she interacts with them and also in the way the children respond to her. Children often come to her needing help with reading and/or math, and when parents choose to dedicate time to her tutelage, they see tremendous progress. Just the other day, I watched my 3-year old nephew read 50 full sentences! I was highly impressed. My own son just turned one, and there is no question who I will be sending him to as he begins his reading journey!

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What is your typical process for working with a new student?

Initial assessment to find comfortable starting level

Discussion with parents to explain their role

Reading mechanics; story reading and answering questions every class period

Assessment every 6 months to evaluate

Similar steps followed in Math tutoring.

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

College degrees, and experience. 

I am passionate about making sure that every child can read.

I also teach Math.

I conduct training workshops for teachers overseas during the summer months.

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

$50 to $75 per hour.

I prefer 1-on-1

How did you get started teaching?

I have a unique way of reaching people in general, and I always like to share my knowlege and experiences. I am very compassionate about it.

What types of students have you worked with?

I have worked with a wide range of students, including students with disabilities. I have worked with highly gifted and talented students who need challenge, average type students, and students who require extra practice in order to master skills.

I have taught both reading and math to students with blindness and visual impairments, from preschool through grade 12. I teach braille as well.

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

Being able to read and understand what is required in a question is important. Especially in math, I advise the students to read the questions carefully, write down what they are required to find, and then devise a step by step strategy for solving the problem.

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