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About Travelling Tutor

School sucks. Homework sucks. I know it, and you know it. It doesn’t suck for everyone, but it sucks for A LOT of people. And it really doesn’t have to…

Students who struggle in school show the signs in million different ways (maybe literally). Some students will pretend they don’t care about school and stop trying. Others will try as hard as they can, but since they haven’t developed the proper strategies, or are missing base knowledge, they will continue to struggle and become more and more frustrated. Many students become so anxious when studying that they are unable to properly commit anything they learn to memory. Some students will even go as far as shutting down completely when parents or teachers try to help them.

If you’re here you already know your kid needs help. The question is: how?

A tutor can help where teachers and parents (and others who are close to the student) cannot. A tutor’s role is to help your child break down those mental barriers, boost their confidence, and give them the tools they need to be successful. By improving their confidence and changing the way they approach problems, they not only receive the tools they need to be successful in the classroom, but also in life.

About Online Tutoring

During my years working at a tutoring centre, there were so many instances where students would miss classes or be late due to weather or traffic. Online tutoring completely eliminates this problem and saves you valuable time and money.

This is an example of what the platform looks like. There would typically be a student’s image in there as well. It’s completely free to use.

Initially, I was unsure about the effectiveness of tutoring online. I stumbled across the Online Tutor System course while trying to figure out the best programs to deliver online lessons. I signed up right away, and I’m so glad I did because without it it would have taken a long time to figure out the best programs and strategies to tutor online. Now I can deliver classes that are even more effective than in-person tutoring, and neither of us has to leave home.

About Kelsey:

While I am qualified to teach, my unique strengths in tutoring do not come from what I learned in school. My most important qualities are my ability to listen and to adapt. I specialize in magnifying student potential.

In 2013 I graduated from Hogwarts… I mean, Nipissing University.

My Philosophy:

I believe that your child has the ability to do great things. If you are seeking outside help, the education system has likely failed them in some way, but there are strengths within them that can be accessed with the right teaching strategies. The ability to take these strengths and apply them to schoolwork is something they don’t often teach (and, frankly, don’t have the resources to teach) in school, but it is something I can help with. By discovering these strengths and learning how to use them to their benefit, your child will have the tools they need to be successful in the classroom and in life.

 

Relevant Experience:

  • Bachelor of Science (Biology) – 2012
  • Bachelor of Education with teachable subjects Biology and Math – 2013
  • 2 years as Education Director of Oxford Learning Centre
  • 12 years experience tutoring students of all ages in a wide variety of subjects
  • 1 year of volunteer literacy tutoring with Frontier Learning
  • Completed Online Tutor System course in 2016
  • Keep up-to-date on the most current strategies and platforms via online tutor forums and groups.

Why “Travelling Tutor”?

After several years in the field, I decided it was time to branch out on my own. My husband, my dog Kirby, and I are currently travelling North America full time in a 20 ft travel trailer. I love teaching, and I’m grateful to live in a time where I have the flexibility to continue doing what I love while on the road.

 

Me and Kirby after a hike up Baylor Pass in the Organ Mountain, NM, USA. This is the day I kicked a prickly pear. Ouch.

If you have any more questions, feel free to get in touch with me through my contact page.

 

I look forward to hearing from you!