I have 10 years of experience working for Massachusetts public schools as a certified, highly qualified teacher.  I have taught kindergarten, first, second, and third grade students in reading, writing, and math.  I strive to help children reach their full academic potential through individualized instruction.  I have helped many students that are behind academically to achieve grade level to above grade level expectations in multiple subject areas.  In addition to being a certified teacher, I have a Master's degree in Education through American International College and am CORI certified.  I'm a traveling, private tutor and will come to you for sessions! In addition to individualized instruction, I can support with remote learning, homework, and homeschool as well.  I offer year round tutoring with sessions during the summer, academic year, and on Sundays. I live in Taunton, MA and service towns in Bristol County, many other towns in Massachusetts, and some in Rhode Island. I would love to help your child succeed in academics!

Mrs. Jamie Leahy, M.Ed.

WELCOME

 

TUTORING INFORMATION

What subject areas and grade levels are offered for tutoring?

Preschool: reading, writing, and math

Kindergarten: reading, writing, and math

1st grade: reading, writing, and math

2nd grade: reading, writing, and math                 

3rd grade: reading, writing, and math

What will tutoring sessions be like?

Children will be assessed during the first few tutoring sessions to determine their specific academic needs.  Individualized instruction will then be provided in order for effective progress to be made.   Assessments will be shared with parents/guardians and parents will also receive a tutoring report card every few months which will show their child's progress!  Mrs. Leahy's individualized instruction is compiled of research based methods, matches the state standards, and will therefore match the academic expectations of your child's school.  All teaching materials are supplied by Mrs. Leahy.  Children will also get to use special art supplies and play academic games during a portion of their sessions to help make learning fun!  Lessons are engaging,  children will be motivated to learn, and they will become invested in their progress as they become successful with academics.

Where will tutoring sessions take place?

The tutoring sessions will take place in the child’s home.  

The towns in Massachusetts that are serviced in person include but are not limited to:

  • Abington

  • Acushnet

  • Attleboro

  • Avon

  • Bellingham

  • Berkley

  • Blackstone

  • Braggville

  • Braintree

  • Bridgewater

  • Brockton

  • Canton

  • Carver

  • Dartmouth

  • Dedham

  • Dighton

  • East Bridgewater

  • Easton

  • Fairhaven

  • Fall River

  • Foxborough

  • Freetown

  • Halifax

  • Hanson

  • Holbrook

  • Hollis

  • Hopedale

  • Hopkinton

  • Kingston

  • Lakeville

  • Middleborough

  • Millville

  • Milton

  • Mansfield

  • Marion

  • Mattapoisett

  • Medway

  • Mendon

  • Milford

  • New Bedford

  • Norfolk

  • North Attleboro

  • Norwood

  • Plainville

  • Plymouth

  • Plympton

  • Quincy

  • Randolph

  • Rehoboth

  • Rockland

  • Seekonk

  • Sharon

  • Somerset

  • Stoughton

  • Swansea

  • Taunton

  • Upton

  • Uxbridge

  • Walpole

  • Wareham

  • West Bridgewater

  • Westport

  • Westwood

  • Weymouth

  • Whitman

  • Wrentham

The towns in Rhode Island include but are not limited to:

  • Cumberland

  • Cranston

  • Lincoln

  • Pawtucket

  • Providence

  • Nasonville

  • Tiverton

  • Smithfield

  • Woonsocket

 

Other locations will also be considered; so please ask if in person tutoring sessions are available in your town!

When are tutoring sessions available?

Summer sessions are taking place on Mondays, Tuesdays, Wednesdays, Thursdays, and Fridays during July & August, so reserve your child's spot now!  School year sessions will resume in September and run through June.  The most effective progress is made when the most time is invested! Therefore it is recommended that children participate in a minimum of 2 hours of tutoring per week but 3 to 6+ hours may be ideal depending on the goals you have for your child and their specific academic needs.   Times for tutoring are slotted on a first come, first served basis.  Tutoring sessions will not take place on any inclement weather days.  Sessions are available during some school vacation weeks and holidays.  

Why is tutoring important?

1. When a child participates in tutoring it:

  • provides them with support in academic areas that they are struggling in

  • builds their confidence as they become successful in those areas

  • ensures they have a strong foundation in elementary education which is crucial for their future studies

  • helps to prepare them for the next grade level

  • prevents academic regression of previously learned skills over the summer months and other school breaks

  • and helps to close any academic gaps in reading, writing, and math.

2. Tutoring helps younger children start kindergarten ahead of the curve academically.

3. Tutoring greatly benefits children on Individualized Education Programs (IEPs) that have disabilities (i.e., attention-deficit/hyperactivity disorder (ADHD), autism, developmental delay, dyslexia, communication disability, intellectual disability) which effect their progress with the general school curriculum.  Mrs. Leahy is an extremely experienced special educator and can help your child succeed. 

4. Tutoring allows parents to be directly involved with their child's education.  Mrs. Leahy will guide you with how to help your child academically.  Parents are welcome to sit in on tutoring sessions, ask questions, and/or check in whenever they like.

5. For parents who home school their children, Mrs. Leahy's Private Elementary Tutoring is a great way to supply a full curriculum in the subject areas of reading, writing, and math from preschool to 3rd grade. 

How much does it cost?

The cost is $50 dollars per hour.  This provides your child with completely individualized instruction and 1 on 1 attention.  It is an investment that will ensure your child's success with elementary education.  You can pay on a weekly or bi-weekly basis through cash, check, or Venmo, and you may stop tutoring services at any time.

How do you sign your child up?

Please call or text 508-367-1811, or send an email to mrsleahyselementarytutoring@yahoo.com to set up times for tutoring or for any questions you may have!

What about cancellations?

You will not be charged if you need to cancel your child's tutoring session.  If the tutoring session needs to be cancelled by Mrs. Leahy, then as much notice as possible will be given and a make-up session may be offered.  

What other support is offered?

In addition to tutoring services, Mrs. Leahy is also available help you navigate the school system in order to obtain the specific help that your child needs academically.   Mrs. Leahy is available to answer any questions you may have.

At your request, Mrs. Leahy can support your child with their homework, provide purposeful, individualized tutoring homework in between sessions, and support your child with any other school assignments as well.

Mrs. Leahy can also help you find home school curriculum resources such as for the subjects of science and social studies and can suggest fun, educational field trips for you to take with your child.  Mrs. Leahy can help you to navigate school districts' policies regarding home schooling and can also make a portfolio assessment to show your child's progress.  

TESTIMONIALS

"Mrs. Leahy is an exceptional tutor who helped my child overcome a learning disability that was causing him to fall behind his peers.  After only 6 months he made so much progress he advanced reading levels from 1st to 3rd grade and is starting 4th grade on track!  She also helped him improve in writing, spelling and mathematics.  She was always professional and focused on my child as an individual with unique skills and goals.  She made learning and challenging skills fun.  She provided me with detailed updates on his progress as well as goals for him to reach future milestones.  She was an immense support to me as well, as a parent, navigating this new challenge with my son.  Her tutoring services were so convenient and flexible, it made fitting them in over a busy summer schedule very doable.  I am so appreciative of all she has done for my son!"

"Mrs. Leahy is amazing.  My daughter was very hesitant to start tutoring but Mrs. Leahy was able to quickly establish rapport with her.  Mrs. Leahy has been a real confidence builder for my daughter, always encouraging her and always able to get her to try her best.  She is very good understanding children’s strengths and weaknesses, building on their strengths to raise confidence, and giving strategies and tools to help them overcome their weaknesses.  Under Mrs. Leahy’s tutelage, my daughter was able to advance reading levels from beginning Kindergarten to beginning first grade in the span of 3-4 months.  Mrs. Leahy is not just a tutor, she is an advocate for my daughter.  Shortly after we began tutoring, my daughter was diagnosed with dyslexia.  Mrs. Leahy was really critical to helping us understand how to navigate the process of obtaining an IEP.  She provided the data needed to present to the IEP team to secure the services.  She has provided us information on our rights as parents to push for certain services, and given us guidance on how to approach the whole process.   I highly recommend Mrs. Leahy without any reservations.  She will have your child’s best interest at heart and she will work with you and your child to ensure your child is able to reach his or her full learning potential."

"Mrs. Leahy has been a great tutor for our daughter. She is reliable, flexible for scheduling sessions and provides feedback and resources to us to help. She has been tutoring my daughter for over a year and we have seen great improvement for her knowledge and confidence."

Mrs. Leahy's Private Elementary Tutoring

Serving Bristol County and Surrounding Areas

Phone: 508-367-1811

Email:  mrsleahyselementarytutoring@yahoo.com

Website: www.mrsleahyselementarytutoring.com