I have availability for short-term students who need extra support while schools are closed during the COVID-19 emergency. Rates are flexible during this timeframe.
I work primarily via Skype or Zoom for video sessions; for text-only sessions, I use Google Docs. I use Google Drive to store and organize texts and assignments, and I use Google Docs to comment on students’ writing without taking over. I can work with other platforms like Microsoft Office Online or Google Hangouts, depending on individual need.
My teaching style emphasizes individual learning and writing needs. Sessions consist of a combination of activities based on each student’s individual strengths:
- writing-to-learn activities
- collaborative note-taking
- formal writing.
Sessions for middle-school students usually last one hour, two or three times per week. Sessions for high school students usually last two hours, twice a week. Texts, goals, and focus of our sessions are determined in consultation with student and parent(s) / guardian(s).