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Ms. Nora I.

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"My teaching philosophy: Everyone has unique strengths and talents. Unfortunately, academic challenges can overshadow these positives, leaving you and your child feeling anxious and overwhelmed. Rather than merely tackling weaknesses, tutoring begins with the places where students are already shining. This philosophy is grounded in the cognitive science notion of bootstrapping. Simply put, humans have the more...

"My teaching philosophy: Everyone has unique strengths and talents. Unfortunately, academic challenges can overshadow these positives, leaving you and your child feeling anxious and overwhelmed. Rather than merely tackling weaknesses, tutoring begins with the places where students are already shining. This philosophy is grounded in the cognitive science notion of bootstrapping. Simply put, humans have the extraordinary ability to use the mental resources we already have to scaffold places where we may be struggling. Additionally, when students begin from a place of success rather than failure, their frustration begins to melt away, and students find themselves accomplishing more than they ever imagined. During tutoring sessions, students will learn how to lean on their strengths to tackle challenges now and in the future. The result is that students will not only achieve their current academic goals but will also become more independent and confident, both academically and in meeting life’s challenges.

About me: I earned my BA (honors) in Linguistics from University College London and my MS and PhD in Cognitive Psychology from Rutgers University. Additionally, I received certification in Teaching English as a Foreign Language from the University College London Language Centre; graduate certificates in Perceptual Science and Cognitive Science from Rutgers University; and training in the Orton Gillingham method of literacy instruction (highly effective for children with dyslexia) from Bank Street College of Education.

During my doctoral studies, I worked with monolingual and multilingual children of all ages—both typically developing children and those on the autism spectrum—as well as with adults. My research focused on the relationship between language development and other aspects of cognitive development and how these can support each other, which directly applies to my tutoring methods. I have published my research in peer reviewed journals and have presented my work at many national and international conf" less...

Details

fee: $150 (for 60 min)
travel distance: 7 miles
meeting type: either in-person or online

Contact

website: on file

Education and Qualifications

certified: Nora I. is a certified tutor

University College London (UCL), Linguistics

Rutgers University, New Brunswick, PhD

New York University, Other

Brooklyn, NY 11225

Subjects Tutored

Algebra 1 - American History - Biology - Vocabulary - Grammar - Microsoft Excel - General Computer - Geometry - Microsoft Word - Microsoft PowerPoint - Prealgebra - Reading - Writing - Statistics - Geography - English - ESL/ESOL - Government & Politics - Psychology - SAT Math - Literature - World History - GRE - Proofreading - GED - SAT Reading - SAT Writing - Physical Science - TOEFL - PSAT - SSAT - Spelling - ACT Reading - ACT English - Elementary Math - Elementary Science - Elementary (K-6th) - Phonics - Study Skills - Theater - Special Needs - College Counseling - ADHD - Autism Spectrum Disorder (ASD) - Dyslexia - Hard of Hearing - Regents - Handwriting - Common Core - Homeschool - Linguistics