...I specialize in teaching reading using the PAF-Preventing Academic Failure Program, and the Wilson Reading System. These are Orton-Gillingham based programs that teach students to read through a multi-sensory, phonetic, sequential approach using direct instruction. Every lesson includes a spelling and reading component. (read more)
...I’m enthusiastic about this stuff, and that helped them overcome some of the distance between themselves and the subjects, and to make the subjects “click”.
After graduation I got a job on Wall Street, but I continued tutoring informally – mostly family friends, and mostly in math or SAT prep.... (read more)
11 Subjects: includingAlgebra 1,Algebra 2,Prealgebra,SAT Math
...I passed the first actuarial exam with a perfect 10. I received a grade of A in both "Introduction to Logic" and the more difficult course "Symbolic Logic" as an undergraduate. As a graduate student, I taught a recitation section of "Discrete Structures" (a computer science course in which logi... (read more)
...I am able to relate well to learners from diverse backgrounds, with a wide range of goals. I am familiar with a variety of disciplines and research techniques, from the perspectives of both teacher and learner. Helping people, becoming familiar with new places and ideas, and finding and conveying information have been integral parts of almost every job I have had. (read more)
...I believe that successful learning can only occur when students are engaged and prepared to advance their knowledge. I've found that "forced tutoring" is largely ineffective and does not facilitate the best learning environment for tutor and student. As a current sports and news journalist, I c... (read more)
7 Subjects: includingAlgebra 1,Vocabulary,Prealgebra,SAT Math