Welcome to Learning with Lindsay,
my tutoring and arts groups website. I offer a wide variety of school year and summer tutoring programs, as well as supportive art group experiences!
I believe that all children have the potential to succeed when taught in a way that taps into their unique strengths and learning styles. The typical school model only teaches in one way and generally does not make room for different kinds of learners. I have found that grades often do not reflect a student’s aptitude and innate abilities. I believe tutoring is an important tool to help a student discover his or her natural ability to learn, to achieve, to excel and to have a rich and fulfilling academic experience.
Since not all students fit the school mold, some fall through the cracks. These learners thrive in a one-on-one environment. I am a firm believer in creating and cultivating a fun-filled, shame-free and motivating academic environment. I use flash cards, improvise academic games and have developed many creative techniques to enliven the learning process. I tap into the unique hobbies and interests of each student using the child’s language and experiences as a launching point for his or her understanding.
I value the importance of developing effective study skills and solid study habits. I realize and appreciate that students of different ages and different circumstances learn in different ways; therefore, I am flexible in my teaching methods and tailor my instruction to meet individual student needs.
I view the tutoring relationship as a collaborative effort between the student, the parent, the teacher and me. There appears to be something in the dynamic of the parent/child relationship that makes it difficult to work with your own child. Bringing in a third party helps ease family tension and can create a more harmonious parent/child educational experience. I tell parents that I will be the homework nag so that you do not have to be. I see my role as that of a mentor, educator, cheerleader and confidante. Because I have Masters level counseling training and 23 years of tutoring experience, I feel comfortable and well-equipped to handle a wide variety of subject matter and emotional issues.
There are various reasons to choose private tutoring: