I'm an adaptable, intuitive and playful educator able to quickly assess students' needs and which tools will help to absorb information successfully. Student typically thrive and feel motivated in a fun, supportive & structured environment, with patient educators that allow room for failure. I rarely have felt unable to connect to a student or to find a way in to their brain - watching the growth of my students in their confidence & capability is one of my greatest joys, truly. As a private tutor, I am highly collaborative, flexible and prefer to keep an open dialogue between all of us (you, your child & myself) about goals, improvements or challenges.
While each session/lesson is ultimately determined by these specific goals we will all agree on, I will also always be prepared with additional lessons/activities based on our goals.
If you are looking for more than homework help, please message me. I am able to create a weekly curriculum for your child if you're looking for them to catch-up or be further challenged by a specific subject or learn subjects that are not already taught in their school.
The first session will be more of a consult to "test out the tutor waters" - see if we are a good fit for each other with the intention of setting everyone up for success. I'll ask your child(ren) to tell me about themselves, about school:
*their personal experience/interpretation on how school/learning feels
*their favorite/least favorite things about school
*subjects/classes/people make them feel awesome & successful
*subjects/classes/people that feel frustrating & challenging
*how they think they learn best (I didn't know until I was in my 20s, so no pressure)
*their favorite book and/or animal and/or candy
Also, hearing from you, parent/guardian is important to me. Ideally before that first session (but after is fine), I'd love to have a brief chat, preferably over the phone or by email, so I can hear about your goals for your child(ren) are (understand how you feel they are as students, in which subjects they shine or need guidance, your expectation and goals for my work with your child). I have found that keeping a boundary between me & your children and *our* continued dialogue sets up our sessions for success smoother, removing any potential trust or loyalty concerns for your child - I can just be their tutor (please let me know if that or really, if *any* of this does not make sense!).
I've been teaching & tutoring students of all ages for 11 years. I began teaching right out of college, as Clark University's Visual & Performing Arts Adjunct Faculty, where I reformatted the semester-long course's curriculum by myself, allowing flexibility depending on each class.
I have worked as a private tutor for almost 10 years and childcare for almost 20. I am highly intuitive to each student/child's individual needs, enjoying figuring out the best way to communicate so information is absorbed and *they* feel successful. As a private tutor, I have worked & am comfortable with a diverse group of students (age, at higher or lower grade level in certain subjects, socioeconomically, race, learning disabilities from Autism to ADHD to general focus/concentration difficulty, etc).
For over a decade, I have been teaching theater (focusing on improvisation) in a variety of settings for a wide range of ages & abilities:
*2 nationally-recognized comedy theaters
*many summer & vacation camps for kids 5-18yo, including children on the autism spectrum, selective mutism, behavioral challenges (ODD, CD and ADHD), fetal alcohol syndrome, of different socioeconomic backgrounds, and other mental health factors.
*corporate training workshops (as well as building curriculum) for positive collaboration, problem-solving & team-building
*developed a specific curriculum for a weekly improv comedy class, geared toward adults with severe mental illness (as part of a partnership with Club Nova, A Clubhouse International chapter)
Additionally, I work as a writer. I have worked primarily as a copywriter/editor for social media/creative marketing & creative writing (poetry, memoir, creative non-fiction). As well as being experienced in all forms of writing (essay, fiction, formal letters, resume & cover letters, stage & screenplays, RFPs, etc).
Lastly, I am proficient in French.
*I work on a sliding scale*
Please message me if money is a deal-breaker factor for you. My primary goal is to help students & empower youth.
Our first session is 30-min, for free, as a chance to meet your child, get to know each other, work through a few bits of various subjects so I can get a sense of what is needed for both challenging areas & learning environment.
Please reach out to discuss rates. I'm flexible & hope to find a solution that works for each of us. I can also answer any questions about factors that affect rate. Discounts are available, if paid upfront for each month (in addition to bulk pricing listed above).
My base rates, as a starting point:
1. $50/hr for basic homework help/facilitation (1 student)
2. $75/hr for a blend of homework help & weekly customized lesson plans (1 student)
3. $100 ($75/hr + $25) for homework help/weekly customized lessons (2+ students in the same session)
*Adept in the areas of prioritizing multi-tasking and taking initiative
*Dedicated and successful in creating a collaborative and positive atmosphere
*Proficient in Google G-Suite, Zoom, Social Communication Platforms (ie Slack)
*Expert in improv comedy, curriculum development & leadership
2020 Carmella Pictures Los Angeles, CA
Nanny & Family Assistant, Writer’s Assistant
*Create daily schedule for two children, ages 3 and 6, during a pandemic
*Positive support to both kids, helping navigate expressing emotions respectfully
*Encouraging teamwork through games & point systems including positive rewards
*Researching and leading learning through play with games, projects & activities, considering their unique stages of development
2018-2019 Jenny Moloney Photography Medfield, MA
Marketing & Communications Manager
*Manage & maintain client inquiries, communication and relationships
*Project manage wedding timelines & all tasks to guarantee a cohesive, enjoyable event
*Streamline best practices for business development, social media & operational organization
2016-2018 Kalisher Carrboro, NC
Exec Assistant & Office Manager; Studio Operations Manager; Business Development Project Manager
*Write marketing copy for all client-facing materials, including: RFPs, RFIs, marketing PDFs, hospitality magazine product submissions, monthly newsletter, and social media content
*Coordinate travel arrangements, business development personnel schedules and art sample production, manage complex client spreadsheets and budgets for all client meetings
*Uphold best practices for client relationships
2014-2015 iO West Los Angeles, CA
Training Center Assistant Manager; Executive Festival Producer
*Project managed complex class scheduling matrix for students & faculty, three annual comedy festivals, marketing & organization of events & managing festival staff
*Created organizational systems, for, internal and external theater communication
*Performer and director for weekly public-facing shows
2011-2014 ImprovBoston Cambridge, MA
Assistant to Managing Director; Associate Producer; Associate Festival Producer
*Head improv instructor, guiding students in 8-week courses towards a showcase show & as a lead counselor for week-long camps teaching children 5-17
*Directly managed front of house crew and create systems and processes for all staff
*Copywriting for website marketing, press releases, social media content and more
*Project managed and produced two annual comedy festivals
B.A. with level of honors in Theatre Arts Clark University, Worcester, MA
Certification of French Language L'Université du Bourgogne, Dijon, France
As an educator and writer, Emily is a trusted colleague and collaborator as well as my editor. I have seen her students excel with her unique teaching style that adapts to each individual student. Emily is warm and kind, as well as extremely intelligent, organized and reliable. She has a wide knowledge base and knack for creating curricula that adapt to each of her students.
|at her home||at your home||By webcam|
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|5 hours||Not available||Not available||$250|
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