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Tutor for Reading and Writing Tutor for Middle School 1-On-1 Private

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Kathie Harsch
Average rating:4.9Number of reviews:(39)
This private 1:1 tutoring class meets weekly to help your middle school learner with reading, writing, grammar provided by a caring, supportive, certified English teacher. Each lesson is individualized for your middle school learner.

Class experience

US Grade 6 - 8
Students can improve their reading, writing, grammar, and study skills. I will use Common Core state standards and other benchmarks to help them to level up their learning progress. This is an individualized course, but here are the types of things we could do:

Week 1: Getting to Know you and your writing needs - short writing sample - I will give them a Google link for a shared document that they can type into. I will then send you the document with my recommendations.

Week 2: Getting to Know you and your reading needs - short reading and comprehension 
questions via Pear Deck and Google

Week 3: One grammar/writing skill that you need help with or parent/learner choice 

Week 4: One reading/study skill that you need help with or parent/learning choice - use a graphic organizer to take notes for reading (Google link to a file I've created for your learner)

Each week, we work on a skill your child needs or a homework assignment they need help with for school as long as it includes reading or writing. My area of specialty is middle school English Language Arts.

RELUCTANCE TO TRY
I can encourage ALL middle school learners to try different strategies and activities. However, learners can go through different stages throughout their lives, and middle school is a very emotional and experimental time for them. 

If your learner is unwilling to try any of the strategies or activities to help them improve, there is nothing I can do for them. I care about ALL students, and do not want them to suffer through something that they just cannot handle at this moment.

So, if this should happen, I will message you and let you know what is happening. Perhaps another tutor may be a better fit for your learner.   See note above about reading specialists.


REFUNDS/CANCELLATIONS
Refunds are only given if I have been contacted by you, the parent, or the learner within a 24 HOUR notice.

I do not refund if I do not have a message from you within 24 hours. Everyone’s time is valuable, including mine. I can; however, provide you with the learning materials that I planned to help the student with that week. Or we can use those at the next LIVE lesson.

I DO message parents when a learner does not appear in the Zoom meeting within a couple of minutes of the scheduled time. I give 10 minutes of wait time before I sign off, and then I message again to let you know that your learner has missed their tutoring session.

If you CANNOT give a 24 HOUR notice, message me, and I will try to fit you into a time that I have during that week, but it is not guaranteed. 

When a learner has canceled 3 TIMES in a row, I will message you that I am unsubscribing your learner so that your money is not wasted further. Sometimes our lives get super busy, and you may not be aware that this has occurred. However, Outschool will email all of my messages to you.

So, PLEASE check your emails from Outschool because that is where the messages go. Quote directly from Outschool information: "Please note that the Conversations feature will track read and unread messages from within the Outschool platform, and will sync with your personal email. For example, if you read and respond to messages via your email, those messages will show as Read from Conversations."

I will also suggest to your learner that they put a reminder in their phone or on their phone calendar or computer calendar to remind them of tutoring sessions.

I have 27 years of teaching experience with middle school students in English Language Arts and Creative Writing. I am certified to teach English 6-12 in the state of Florida. I'm a professional writer, blogger, podcaster, and video content creator. I've self-published several teen books, and I've written curriculum and teacher resource materials for TeachersPayTeachers for the last 8 years.
Homework Offered
Assessments Offered
Informal assessment - I also can receive reports from Pear Deck, Kahoot, Nearpod, etc, and share those with you.
Grades Offered
Your learner must know how to communicate in English with me. These tutoring sessions are not for beginner-level English speakers.
Notebook paper and pen or pencil, 
Materials from Language Arts class that your learner needs help with, could include:
-reading assignments
-worksheets
-writing assignments
-other study skill assignments for Language Arts
-class syllabus 
-grammar assignments
-reading book (if you have to do an assigned reading for class and need help with it)
In addition to the Outschool classroom, this class uses:
Your learner may be given a Google file link that will contain the customized learning materials and their work for this class. 

I may also be using the following Outschool approved apps to make learning more fun:
Google docs (they will get a Google link to work from)
Nearpod (for lessons and activities)
YouTube (I watch all videos before I use them with students to vet them carefully for age-inappropriate content)
Pear Deck (an interactive feature used with Google Slides)
Google Slides (for lessons and activities
Edpuzzle (which is a video with learning activities embedded in it).
-Quizlet - for vocabulary instruction
Kahoot! - a game platform for learning
Canva  - easy digital design program for fun writing assignments or assignments in which students have to make presentations or videos for a class

You will not need to have subscriptions for all of these, a link should bring you right to where your learner needs to go.
This would need to be a conversation that we would need to have about what materials your child needs help with, especially if it is for their Language Arts class.

I may also be using the following Outschool approved apps to make learning more fun:
Google docs (they will get a Google link to work from)
Nearpod (for lessons and activities)
YouTube (I watch all videos before I use them with students to vet them carefully for age-inappropriate content)
Pear Deck (an interactive feature used with Google Slides)
Google Slides (for lessons and activities
Edpuzzle (which is a video with learning activities embedded in it).
-Quizlet - for vocabulary instruction
Kahoot! - a game platform for learning
Canva  - easy digital design program for fun writing assignments or assignments in which students have to make presentations or videos for a class

You will not need to have subscriptions for all of these, a link should bring you right to where your learner needs to go.
Average rating:4.9Number of reviews:(39)
Profile
Hey there! My name is Ms. Kathie, and I am an Outschool 1:1 tutor for reading and writing. I teach the writing strategies and techniques that help middle school  writers to take their reading and writing skills from good to fantastic. 

I offer... 
1-on-1 Tutoring

$35

per session
Meets on demand
25 min

Completed by 32 learners
Live video meetings
Ages: 11-13

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