Mary Q.|Vero Beach, FL
10 yrs exp
Experienced Tutor In English As A Second Language, Spanish, Math, Reading, & Standardized Tests
Avg response < 4 hrs
In recent years, I have been teaching and tutoring mostly English as a Second Language (ESL), Spanish, math, and preparation for standardized exams (GED, PERT, SAT, ACT, TOEFL, and others). In all these subjects, I explain concepts and rules, and then give practice; we do it together, and then I ask my students to show me they can perform the task. To determine what my students need, I use short pretests, so I can zero in on what they don't know yet. Then I target those concepts in planning future lessons based on what they missed on the pretest. Many of my Spanish students have requested assistance in oral reports for IB Spanish; I have provided them websites & handouts to use for their orals. For students who have homework due during the week, I offer to help over the phone in between lessons as much as possible. Lately, I have also been giving lessons to several elementary school students in reading and comprehension. My main goal is to help all my students feel proud of themselves.