At PMAL, we look at learning as an individual act that is unique to each person. We strive to find ways through which each student learns and then teach to those strengths while building skills to overcome specific weaknesses.
We create a safe, fun environment for students to sharpen their skills and develop new learning and studying techniques so that school can be productive and satisfying. We believe that every child has the capacity to be a successful, lifelong learner confident in their ability to problem solve and express themselves.
Tutoring areas include:
- Math (elementary math instruction through high school calculus)
- Writing (beginning writing and mechanics to analytical writing for college)
- Reading (reading readiness and decoding to advanced critical reading strategies)
- Academic Courses (social studies (including AP US History), general science, chemistry, biology, and earth science)
- Executive Function Coaching (time management, organization, study skills, test taking strategies)
- College Preparation (SAT prep classes and college essay preparation)
PMAL has excellent working relationships with many of the peninsula schools. Please contact our office if you feel your child could use extra support during the school day on campus.
If school work is causing stress and anxiety for you and/or your child, individual tutoring might help. Tutoring can be used as a one-time pinpoint intervention or as ongoing support for those who struggle in the classroom. We are here to help.
Contact Chris for more information.
Lead Tutor: Amy Grant
Amy was introduced to multi-sensory approaches to teaching and learning during her MFA training at Eastern Michigan University. Since that time, she has gone on to deeply examine and study many educational approaches including:
- Executive function coaching;
- Response to Intervention;
- Orton-Gillingham method of teaching reading;
- Conceptual modeling;
- Mnemonic device training;
- Computer technology;
and methods of teaching gifted and talented students in and out of the classroom. She believes that to be an effective tutor one must have many tools in her toolbox, have a flexible approach to teaching, and have empathy for every student.