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Ms. Colleen D.

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"My teaching experience varies. I've been a public school classroom teacher for almost ten years, in both suburban and inner city settings. I have classroom teaching experience in second, third, fourth, and fifth grade. I hold a K-5 NJ teaching certificate for all subjects, as well as a middle school math certificate ("highly qualified" in mathematics). I graduated from The College of New Jersey with a more...

"My teaching experience varies. I've been a public school classroom teacher for almost ten years, in both suburban and inner city settings. I have classroom teaching experience in second, third, fourth, and fifth grade. I hold a K-5 NJ teaching certificate for all subjects, as well as a middle school math certificate ("highly qualified" in mathematics). I graduated from The College of New Jersey with a Bachelor of Science in elementary education, as well as a Bachelor of Arts in developmental psychology. I am certified to tutor all elementary subjects, pre-algebra, algebra 1 & 2, geometry, statistics, ESL, English, reading, writing, and more (see below).

Since children are inquisitive by nature, I encourage an inquiry-based approach to learning, focusing not only on working out the answers, but also on taking the initiative to pose the questions. Additionally, I tend to place an emphasis on flexibility of the mind when it comes to teaching language and math. Similar content presented in various ways builds deeper understanding and promotes retention. Particularly in math, I enjoy teaching for deep conceptual understanding, before instruction with algorithms and procedures.

For students who may not respond well to traditional tutoring, I'm open to tutoring through innovative and creative means, by using unique methods or positive paired-stimuli to tap into personal intelligences and motivate the brain. I'm trained in Quantum's brain-based learning, and I enjoy tailoring my methods of instruction to the learner's strengths, such as using book clubs for the interpersonal learner, active inquiry investigations for the hands-on/kinesthetic learner, or music-based studies for a learner with musical intelligences. I recognize the importance of teaching to the learner as opposed to simply teaching the subject, and I believe that a positive mindset when learning is key." less...

Details

fee: $50 (for 60 min)
travel distance: 10 miles
meeting type: either in-person or online

Contact

website: on file

Education and Qualifications

certified: Colleen D. is a certified tutor

The College of New Jersey, Elementary Ed and Developmental Psych

Metuchen, NJ 08840

Subjects Tutored

Algebra 1 - Algebra 2 - Vocabulary - Grammar - Geometry - Microsoft PowerPoint - Prealgebra - Reading - Writing - Statistics - English - ESL/ESOL - Proofreading - Elementary Math - Elementary Science - Elementary (K-6th) - Phonics - Study Skills - Logic