I have been a teacher in Miami-Dade County for over thirty years, beginning my teaching career at the young age of 21! Teaching has always been my passion and I receive the greatest joy when I see a student finally understand something that they've struggled with in the past. I have taught all grades form Kindergarten thru 8th grade. I am certified Gifted K-12, Media Studies K-12 and Elementary Education K-6.
I earned by Bachelor's degree from Florida International Unviersity in 1988 and my Master's degree from Barry University in 1992. I was awarded Teacher of the Year at my schools in 1994 and again in 2014. I was also awarded Science Teacher of the Year in 1995.
I keep up with current teaching strategies and attend many workshops and classes to keep my certificate up to date as I believe we are all life-long learners.
The individualized instruction model that tutoring provides is an excellent way to increase knowledge of specific subject areas, build academic confidence, self-esteem and motivation as well as target organizational skills. All areas of academics improve when all of the above are focused on through tutoring.
Teaching has always been my passion and I receive the greatest joy when I see a student finally understand something that they've struggled with in the past.
Building a relationship with my students and their family is important to me.
I have used Ms. Schwartz as a tutor for many years. She was very good at helping my child "catch up" on skills she missed and expanded her knowledge in many other areas. We found her to be very dependable with scheduling and was always willing to go the extra mile to meet our needs. Now that my child has grown to be a successful student, and has graduated with an advanced degree from a top notch university, I can say that Ms. Schwartz helped my child become a more confident and accomplished person. I would highly recommend her services.
Gilat Schwartz is professional and experienced with a results-oriented approach to teaching and learning. I highly recommend using her.
My daughter struggled in math for years and had trouble grasping lessons taught in school, but Gilat explained math to her in a clear and understandable way! Gilat was able to determine my child’s particular style of learning, and customize the tutoring session based on my daughter’s specific needs. It truly empowered by child, resulting in improved math grades and test scores! Over the years I have recommended Gilat to other friends, and they too were blown away by her dynamic style!
Ms. Schwartz is a gifted educator with a natural ability to connect with students of all ages. She is an experienced, intelligent, and talented teacher who has dedicated her life to the education of children, and takes on each new student with the same enthusiasm as if it were her first. Furthermore, she is kind, personable, and of the highest integrity.
I spend the first session evaluating the students strengths and waeknesses based on the subject area they are requesting for tutoring. We set up folders/notebooks for keeping track of the learning. The first step is to get organized and create a routine that is doable for the student.
As tutoring progresses, we work on skills being taught in the classroom as well as skills the student (or parents) seek(s) improvement in. I reinforce those skills through meaningful practice, note taking, discussion and spot assessments. We also focus on future objectives/skills to build capacity and to stay ahead.
Bachelor's degree in Education
Master's degree in Computer education
Certified Gifted Educator K-12
Certified Media Studies Educator K-12