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Ms. Heidi T.

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"I have had a plethora of experiences teaching and tutoring over the past 20 years. I began my career in education tutoring with the Americorp's "Tell me a Story" program, where, after working with students one on one during the day, I facilitated and after school program that used theater to reinforce literacy. Since then, I have tutored both adults and children in a variety of situations. For instance, I more...

"I have had a plethora of experiences teaching and tutoring over the past 20 years. I began my career in education tutoring with the Americorp's "Tell me a Story" program, where, after working with students one on one during the day, I facilitated and after school program that used theater to reinforce literacy. Since then, I have tutored both adults and children in a variety of situations. For instance, I have tutored adults learning English as a second language and students on independent study needing extra science instruction. In order to supplement my K-8 multi-subject teaching credential, I am currently working on my Single-Subject Science credential, which will qualify me to teach science from Kindergarten through 12th grade . I have been teaching 6th ,7th , and 8th grade for the past 5 years and take pride in my ability to support students with a myriad of needs, strengths, and abilities.

My favorite thing about tutoring is engaging in a dialogue with students as I help them develop their own understanding of the concepts they are struggling to grasp. My joy in teaching is at it's height when a student realizes something they have been struggling to understand and you can almost see the light click on. I enjoy recognizing where students are at, meeting them there, and then helping them move forward in their learning to develop a deeper understanding of the content. It is essential to me that students understand things conceptually, rather than just memorizing facts and formulas, due to the fact that conceptual understanding allows them to apply their learning to other situations and integrate it into their knowledge base.

I am an outstanding science teacher for several reasons. First and foremost is my fascination with science, which drives my own quest to know everything there is to know about how our world works. My enthusiasm for science is contagious and my deep understanding of science concepts provides a strong foundation from which to teach. Also, I earned my Bachelors in Anthropology, which" less...

Details

fee: $40 (for 60 min)
travel distance: 40 miles
meeting type: in-person (not online)

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Education and Qualifications

certified: Heidi T. is a certified tutor

B.A.-Humboldt State University, Anthropology

B.A.-Humboldt State University, Other

Fortuna, CA 95540

Subjects Tutored

Vocabulary - Prealgebra - Writing - ESL/ESOL - Literature - Elementary Science - Anthropology