Caroline Nathans, B.A., J.D. – Academic Tutor
Ms. Nathans specializes in teaching reading and math to elementary school aged children. She provides highly targeted and intensive instruction to students. She believes that skills are best taught incrementally and cumulatively, with enough practice and repetition to enable mastery of the foundational skills.
Ms. Nathans develops an individualized plan for each student that targets specific skills, and regularly monitors progress. She uses strategies from a variety of programs, breaking skills down into manageable pieces. She employs multi-sensory approaches with visual, movement, or story “cuing” to help students distinguish letter and word patterns, as well as math facts and concepts. Ms. Nathans teaches students strategies to work through challenges, provides practice at the “just-right” level, and helps students recognize and develop their strengths and gain confidence in their own abilities.
Ms. Nathans has taught in a variety of settings. Most recently she has served as a math and reading specialist for the Family Learning Institute in Ann Arbor and as a consultant to the tutoring program of the Grace Fellowship Church in Ypsilanti, in both capacities providing guidance to adult tutors of elementary school children who were behind grade level. She has been the resource teacher at the Hebrew Day School of Ann Arbor, a private elementary school, where she helped children who were both below and above grade level. She has tutored children privately. She has also been a regular classroom teacher for grades two through five in the public schools of Baltimore County, Maryland. She has received training in a variety of specialized reading programs.
Ms. Nathans holds a Professional Education Certificate in elementary education from the state of Michigan, and an Advanced Professional Certificate from the state of Maryland. She received her B.A. from Brown University, and a J.D. from the University of California, Hastings College of the Law.