Mindy D

Stockbridge, MA

Have Fun Strengthening Your Language Arts Skills? Yes! K-12/College

$50/hr

Profile

I have been an English Language Arts tutor and educator for twenty years! I'm Montessori trained in Elementary Level ages 6-12; MA state certified/licensed to teach English in grades 5-12; I'm AP Language and Composition certified, and have lots of experience tutoring students who have various learning differences such as: ADHD, Dyslexia, Visually and Hearing Impaired, Gifted and Talented and ESL. I have a Masters of Fine Arts degree in Creative Writing Poetry and am a nationally published poet. I also studied poetry with two famous poets; James Tate and Robert Bly. I was a Poet-in-Residence at an independent school for gifted children and last year I was a temporary full-time Assistant Professor of Creative Writing and Literature.

The subjects I specialize in are: Reading, Writing, Literature in English of any genre and time period and culture, Handwriting, Creative Writing, Essay Writing, Vocabulary, Study Skills, Researching, Grammar, Proofreading/Editing, Test Prep and Career Development Skills. I will assess your skill level and interests and create a learning plan that we can agree on together, which will help strengthen your abilities and confidence. I don't assign homework unless you request it. We may use iPads during sessions for visual and interactive stimulation…and to be tech savvy cool. I will communicate regularly with your classroom teacher if you'd like, so we are all on the same page. I also will give you progress reports every month so you can track your progress.

I prefer our first meeting to be a free consultation where we share ideas and see if this feels like a good fit. I will never bill for a lesson in which the student or parent is not completely satisfied with my tutoring.
I try to be flexible with my time. While I do have a 24 hr cancellation policy, I offer makeup sessions.
I prefer to hold tutoring sessions in a public library or the student's school library. I can reserve study rooms at a Library near you. However, I am happy to travel to another location if it's easier for the student.

I look forward to hearing from you and helping you achieve success in your studies!
Here is a link to my website https://mindydow.com

Education

M.F.A. Creative Writing Poetry, University of Massachusetts Amherst

Subjects of Expertise

SAT Reading, SAT Writing, ACT Reading, ACT English, PSAT, Writing, Reading, Grammar, Vocabulary, Elementary Reading (K-6th), Elementary Writing (K-6th), ADD/ADHD, Dyslexia, College Counseling, Career Counseling

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