Monique takes the time to get to know and observe each child as a unique individual, developing a trusting relationship which allows children to relax and make a connection with the material they are learning. Students learn much more than the academic skills which they come for. They also develop a sense of confidence. By exploring tools which encourage: focus, fun engagement with the material, self-awareness to identify obstacles and learning styles, as well as strong communication skills, students are empowered to learn and receive the help they need.
Using hands-on manipulatives, the arts and other individualized strategies, students are offered the opportunity to create new neural pathways which can help them solidify their strengths and experience new ways of learning. Many programs may be effective for some students, but not for all. Academic tutoring at Creative Roots is not based on one curriculum or method, but draws upon several research-based strategies to offer a unique program for each child.
Tutoring is available to kids and families who do not live in the Portland area, please inquire about distance support and learning options.
Private tutoring sessions begin with an initial consultation. Monique meets with parents and schedules a time for a 90-120 minute informal assessment. Following the evaluation, Monique works with parents and other support professionals to develop a plan for support.
Summer Tutoring & Study Skill Sessions
Tutoring over the summer can help students maintain their skills, or learn new strategies to support them in school or as additional support for homeschoolers. We offer tutoring sessions for skill building, review and also for pre-teaching to empower kids to approach their next academic school year with confidence. Tutoring is available in all subject areas, with a focus on literacy and math. Private, semi-private and small group tutoring is available.
“I feel Monique has a great understanding of my daughter’s individual needs to personalize her tutoring to meet those needs. My daughter looks forward to her time with Monique and her tutoring!” ~ Creative Roots Parent
“We are so grateful for Monique. Her approach with our 4th grader who struggles with writing is calm, sensitive to his needs, and productive. He enjoys his sessions with her and we can see real progress. By removing the pressure to get homework done at home, everyone is happier.” – Creative Roots Parent
“I think the two of you have a good relationship. You seem to know when to push him and also when to be flexible. I always feel good knowing he is working with you.” – J.E., Parent
“When I pick my daughter up to take her to Creative Roots she skips to the car singing “Moniquie, Moniquie”. She feels loved, safe and supported at Creative Roots. Monique has offered us the opportunity to build community for our daughter outside of school and our neighborhood. We appreciate her kind and gentle yet firmly supportive advocacy. She is helping us establish roots in the community that will nourish our family for years to come. Thank you Monique!” ~ Julie G., Parent
“His confidence as a writer has grown and he deals better with assignments emotionally now than at the beginning of the year.” ~ Creative Root Parent
“Since Monique started tutoring my daughter in math, my daughter has been steadily gaining in confidence and skill. Monique is extremely creative and knowledgeable and has consistently found ways to engage my daughter in making the tutoring fun and rewarding. Of all the tutors I’ve worked with, Monique is the most thoughtful and thorough. She gives me regular, detailed progress updates and is always upbeat and relaxed. Monique is also very intuitive and helpful in addressing emotional issues that get in the way of learning– an ability that speaks to her quality and experience as an educator. My daughter loves tutoring with Monique! I couldn’t be more pleased with my daughter’s attitude and progress.” ~ Creative Roots Parent
“My son recognizes and appreciated the help you give him. His brother is looking forward to working with you as well.” ~ Creative Roots Parent
“My son’s teacher has been very pleased with the work he has done and has commented that part of it is due to the team approach.” ~ D.E., Parent
“My daughter is excited and eager to attend each tutoring session we have with Monique. Monique has made learning fun for her and she has made some great progress.” ~ Creative Roots Parent
“It is easier for my son to get started on an assignment, he is more emotionally resilient regarding assignments.” ~ Creative Roots Parent