Individual Learning: More than Tutoring

There are times when children need some extra time or one-on-one support in order to understand, generalize, and practice a given concept or skill. I am available to meet your child’s unique and specific needs in a supportive, fun environment.

I am committed to supporting families and their unique needs. Working with parents, I will either design a dynamic plan specific to the needs of your child or follow the recommendations provided by a formal assessment. Regardless of whether your child has been formally assessed or not, our time together is a journey with both long term goals and logistical details to be figured out along the way. Communication with parents, teachers, professionals, and children; a true team-work approach, is the cornerstone to my work with each child. Alongside my work with children, parents participate in a coaching approach to extend attitudes, work habits, and skills into school and home.

Using a multi-sensory, positive approach allows children to understand foundational concepts and learn important skills while building a strong sense of accomplishment. I look for the “sparkle” in each child and work to recognize and celebrate his or her strengths while shoring up the skills that may be more difficult for a particular child. I want children to feel like they have the skills and strategies, the resilience and perseverance needed to be successful in school and life. This “Learning How to Learn” approach empowers parents to support their child in extending positive thinking, work habits, and a willingness to make mistakes into multiple learning environments.

My experience as a classroom teacher has created opportunities for me to sparkle in a variety of teaching areas. I am trained in Wired for Reading, Handwriting Without Tears, and several math curricula. Time in the classroom has permitted me to develop skills for effectively delivering instruction using a variety of techniques. My passion and attention to the social and emotional needs of children help students develop the skills of resilience, positive thinking, and self awareness. By engaging children’s thinking, and noticing subtleties in their understanding, I am able to craft my teaching to meet the needs of individual learners. By adding a coaching component into the work with children, parents understand and appreciate the strengths and challenges of their child.

I am excited to work with all levels of elementary age students and families in literacymath, and executive functioning skills.

I look forward to working with you and your child!  206.271.6808