...Thus, making him feel comfortable and gaining his trust, facilitate communication and enable me to pinpoint his strong points as well as his weak ones. Only then can our work begin. I specialize in helping graduate students write their thesis in English and State Department and USAID employees in preparing for or improving their scores on the Defense Language Test.
Springfield, VAView Tutor
...There's a wealth of strategies ensuring solid retention of material that go far beyond basic rote, e.g., the mnemonic link system, which I've seen work miracles with struggling students. For instance, the well-used "My Very Educated Mother Just Served Us Nine Pizzas" is a fun, practical "menu" for getting all nine planets in their right sequence. It works!
Vienna, VAView Tutor
...The most recent placement was Cedar Lane High School. Cedar is one of 2 self-contained schools Fairfax County has created to serve its students with severe emotional problems. Thus it was the setting utilized for Aspergers and other high functioning autistic students who could not be dealt with in the general education setting.
Annandale, VAView Tutor
...I like to make my tutoring sessions focused, but still fun enough to keep kids interested in learning. I can help with speaking, reading, and writing English. I am especially proficient at helping with writing.
Dumfries, VAView Tutor
...As soon as I could take Spanish, I did. It is my passion. I feel that Spanish is such an important second language to learn as Americans.
Mount Airy, MDView Tutor