Amy R.

Educational Background

  • B.A. in Journalism/English (Lehigh University)
  • Masters in English Education Grades 7-12 (Columbia University)
  • Other certifications:
    • Pennsylvania Teaching Certification (English 7-12)
    • New York Teaching Certification (English 7-12)
    • Montessori Teaching Certification (Grades 1-3)

 

Educational Philosophy

When I went back to graduate school for education, I originally planned on working with high school students.  I was very surprised to find out how much I enjoyed working with middle school and elementary students too!  Since then, I have taught English, Social Studies, Special Education and Grades 1-3.  While I love being in the classroom, I really love working one-on-one with my students so I can tailor the lessons to their needs.  From my teaching and tutoring experiences, I learned that no two students learn in the same way.  I can help my students understand their schoolwork so that they can have their “Ah-ha!” moment! As a tutor, I am kind and funny, but firm, ensuring that the student feels comfortable enough to ask questions and admit when something still doesn’t make sense.

 

Tutoring Areas of Expertise

  • I have over ten years of tutoring & teaching experience in 1st through 12th grade.
  • Math, Writing, Reading, History, Study Skills, Organizational skills, Standardized Test Prep
  • Used Reading & Writing Workshop model in classroom

 

Hobbies & Fun Fact(s)

In my free time, I love to read and I even started a book club so I can share books with my friends!  I also love to travel- I’m always planning my next trip.  At home I stay busy with my adorable daughter and Huckleberry, the best golden retriever in the world!