Tutoring

Tutoring

My tutoring is different from school in several ways. I customize each session to the student and what they enjoy. The components that are in the sessions are based on the student’s needs. When a student works with me, they will be getting a multisensory experience. My tutoring almost always involves movement. I travel to clients homes, or meet them in public spaces such as parks or libraries. Students learn better outside (when they are...

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Academic Coaching and Educational Consulting

Academic Coaching and Educational Consulting

I work really hard to be a problem solver when academic coaching or educational consulting. I want to make those relationships short-term. Academic Coaching can be anything from a phone consultation to observing a classroom and generating a report for the parents and school to use. Stopping homework battles is one of the most frequent inquiries to Kirk’s Tutoring. I go to client’s homes to observe the “homework situation” and make...

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Mortensen Math

Mortensen Math

I use Mortensen Math with all of my math students. The base-ten blocks make everything visual and gives students a chance to build the problems with their hands. It is remarkably effective. Mortensen Math Principles:  (From Instructor’s Manual) No mathematical concept is beyond the grasp of a child if the teacher is willing to present it on the plane of the child. Mathematics is a VISUAL form. Understanding math comes from the ability to SEE...

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