“Sam invested considerable time at the beginning of the tutoring relationship learning our daughter’s academic strengths and weaknesses, speaking with us about our expectation for our daughter and building a working relationship with her. Sam then proved to be a dedicated student of the latest methods to teach students with her challenges. He clearly spent a lot of time reviewing research and teaching techniques associated with our daughter’s blend of learning disabilities. He began unleashing a series of tools during tutoring sessions in our home. What we have been witnessing is Sam building academic bridges between the school’s curriculum and our daughter’s mind in the fields of mathematics, reading, reading comprehension, grammar, critical thinking and history. We now have a child who is closing the gap in every area where she is working with Sam and in a few areas she appears to be just about at grade level. To say this is a vast improvement is an understatement. …
“Sam’s teaching style is calm, patient and persistent. Our daughter never has a bad day studying with him even if the material is challenging because he treats her in such a positive manner. He seeks not just a student’s academic achievement such as being able to complete a math problem correctly, but also to have confidence with the material and the ability to apply it independently. …
“If one chooses to work with Sam, they can expect their child to succeed academically, build their confidence and their self-esteem. Sam is a gifted teacher and caring mentor who believes that any child can succeed. Any family that chooses to work with Sam will be blessed to witness their child’s tangible academic growth and improved self-image. We therefore strongly recommend Sam Ciaramitaro.”
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“From the very first meeting, Sam was kind, patient, and interested in learning about my child’s interests and learning style so he could customize his approach. Sam has a very calm demeanor and a positive attitude which makes his students naturally enjoy working with him. …
“Sam’s approach is completely student-centered with an emphasis on ‘whole-brain’ learning, which helps keep my son engaged and excited about learning to play music. Sam is adaptive to my son’s attention span and interests, often changing his course mid-lesson in order to make sure it is appropriate and manageable for my son’s skill level. The lessons are well-balanced with a variety of games and activities that help teach technique, build dexterity. develop automaticity, and encourage creativity through fun music exploration.”
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“What a thrill to be a piano student of Sam Ciaramitaro! When looking for an instructor I knew I needed someone who would offer encouragement and positivity, but Sam goes well beyond anything I could have imagined. His approach is to inspire learning in a comprehensive, gentle and patient fashion (which as we all know is a wonderful way to learn). I’m thrilled with the progress I’m making!
“Beyond being an amazing teacher, Sam is becoming a good friend. He is kind, considerate, and prompt to the minute!
“Without hesitation I would recommend Sam Ciaramitaro.”
“Sam has been a wonderful teacher for Ariana.
“Ariana looks forward to her piano classes every week. Sam’s rewards teaching program keeps our daughter motivated to learn.
“Ariana has improved her piano skills and posture in a short time and we are excited to see how she continues to progress. Sam is very patient and connects very well with Ariana, he is kind and welcoming. I would definitely recommend him.”