...I usually do individual need assessment (level of knowledge base/types of learning difficulty/learning style differences/etc.) in order to decide what approaches/methods I will apply in tutoring sessions. Taught and offered Japanese courses in Marlboro College, SUNY Ulster, and Elgin Community College. Lived, taught, and studied in Japan 1989 - 1995.
Lake Zurich, ILView Tutor
...Children need to be taught in ways that keep their interest and words that they understand. My hope is that all children are at or above grade level and think learning new things is fun. I use various materials for my phonics program including Wilson phonics.
Elburn, ILView Tutor
...I also remind students that having an unusual accent makes them unique and interesting. It can be important to keep your natural sound for your private life but to have a polished, professional sound for public life. Speaking, Writing, Reading, and Listening are the cornerstones of mastering any language and I incorporate each skill into every lesson.
Lake Forest, ILView Tutor
...I am a retired certified teacher in Elementary Education and Special Education. Currently I substitute in a local elementary school and also do volunteer work with special education students in the area of pet therapy. My schedule in flexible, and I work with students in a quiet environment such as your local library.
Lake Villa, ILView Tutor
My approach to teaching is a student-centered one, always keeping in mind a student's short-term aims and long-term goals in their studies. I enjoy teaching because every day with my students is a different experience, which keeps me looking forward to each lesson. I will learn to constantly adjust to suit your needs and levels and also to progress from what you already know.
Skokie, ILView Tutor