My specialty is teaching my kids how to write and find their voice in writing while working on grammar, reading comprehension and language skills. I tailor a personalized study program to each student. Most of all my students feel that they have the full attention of a skilled learning coach.
As a teacher myself, I highly recommend Polly to be a tutor. I have known Polly for 24 years. She continues to be a close friend. I know that Polly sincerely cares about the progress of her students. She treats each one with a lot of love and concern.
Yes! Polly is a superb tutor.
Sincerely, Molly Rosenberg
I have tutored students since 2018 in English writing, reading comprehension, and grammar: age ranges from 6-17. I have an AA Liberal Arts degree from San Francisco State University.
I studied leadership development, communications skills, time management and emotional intelligence for 20 years, teaching these skills to adults for 25 years in the SF Bay Area.
Xinxin, my 18 -year- old student, who immigrated at the age of 10 and is integrating English as a second language.
“I have been a student of Ms. Polly's for 1.5 years. She is a very nice and helpful teacher. She motivates me a lot! I am an Asian American and currently entering my first year of college. I was really struggling with my English skills until I started working with Ms. Polly in my junior year of high school. She helped me a lot with my homework, writing, reading, SAT preparation, speaking, and more. Before I started tutoring, my English grade was not good. However, with help from Ms. Polly, I got better grades and just graduated from high school. I am enjoying Ms. Polly’s tutoring. Yeah! I love her so much! I am recommending to all students who are struggling in English or another study related to English to take Ms. Polly’s tutoring class!”
Kynan is 13 years old and in 8th grade.
Having tutoring with Ms. Polly increased my grades amazingly. When I started in July 2018, my Reading/Language Arts were a B- and my Writing was a C-. Nine months later my Language Arts grade is a B+ and my Writing is an A-. In our 1 on 1 tutoring, I was able to have the chance to comfortably ask questions about the unclear meaning of words and phrases, which improved my vocabulary and comprehension. With Ms. Polly’s support, I went from thinking reading was boring, to reading every night instead of being on electronics. Also, I went from a student who waited to the last minute, to a student who is ahead of the game. Ms. Polly and I have become such great friends.
When my brother and I started tutoring, we dragged ourselves to her house. However, after about three weeks, we were running over for our tutoring time, which was probably one of the most important parts of our day. Working with Ms. Polly was so helpful. She also encouraged me to run for my school’s student leadership team, which now I’m on. I am appreciative for her work and company. Thank you for all you have done!
The Simon Family
My two boys (ages 10 & 13) have been working with Polly twice a week via Zoom since April. Polly is caring, kind, flexible, and calls upon them to be their best selves. She has been working diligently to find gentle ways to overcome their reisistance to writing. I love that she has a different approach for each student, and does research to find materials and methods to bring out their interests and motivation. We feel very lucky to have found her. She cares deeply and it shows!
I bring a toolbox of life skills to my students, helping them to acquire confidence, good study habits and emotional intelligence skills invaluable for their future lives. I was personally challenged with math dyslexia as a student and know how to relate and help students with their learning issues.
Our first tutoring session is a get-to-know-you session. I will use age/grade related questions or reading materials to evaluate where to start and develop a study plan based on the needs of my student. My motto is, "Mistakes are opportunities for learning!" I strive to bring out the best in my students in a comfortable and friendly manner. I would love the opportunity to work with you!
I have written and published three books.
My focus as a writer is autobiographical,
historical and non-fiction.
I am also a professional editor and writing coach.
Online personalized tutoring can produce great results! The experience is very personal and productive. I can help with homework, essay composition, public speaking, test and SAT preparation. I use a combination of Google Docs and Zoom or FaceTime or just phone conversations with Google Docs. I love to be of service to parents, their kids and teachers looking for resources.