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In Home Tutoring with an Expert

In Home Tutoring Offering Real Results

Heather Cisowski, M.A.
Education Specialist, Expert in Academic Success Intervention

Hello, I am Heather Cisowski, an experienced and expert special education teacher who can bring academic interventions to your home. 

After two decades in the classroom,  I have learned how to tailor instruction to meet the unique learning styles of hundreds of students. I believe that all students will achieve amazing academic gains when given personalized instruction, strategies to support areas of need, and teaching that comes from the heart. I specialize in tutoring and teaching youth who have learning difficulties and other health and mental health needs. I still serve all students regardless of ability. 

If your child or teen needs help reaching their academic goals then please allow me to assist!

I also serve as a special education advocate. I can support any family navigating the public education system in order to secure appropriate supports for their child.

In Home or Virtual Tutoring

Personalized Academic Coaching

Students receive academic support in identified areas as well as support in general homework completion. Through integrated feedback from the student's learning institutions, parent feedback, and brief academic assessments for the child, I customize lessons to improve identified areas of need. I also provide homework help, study strategy coaching, and support with planning and executing projects.

I also walk students through the meaningful practice of reflecting on their progress in their classes, and real time help completing assignments and projects as well as support studying for tests.

​Academic Support In:

Literacy Foundations (Orton Gillingham informed approach)

Reading Comprehension

Written Language (Step Up to Writing informed approach)

English through 12th grade

Math Foundations

Algebra I

Executive Functioning Coaching

Social Emotional Learning

Students with Digital Tablets
Executive Functioning Coaching

Boost Organization & Work Completion

Students participate in lessons to explicitly learn necessary executive functioning skills to improve their time management, prioritizing assignments, chunking large assignments, setting and meeting deadlines, mindfulness to regulate stress and improve focus, and how to become their own positive "coach".

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Educational Specialist

Heather Cisowski

Heather Cisowski is a Bay Area native who found her love for helping others unlock their learning potential when she became a tutor in college and her passion has grown ever since.

Heather earned her BA from the University of Pennsylvania while working in the West Philadelphia schools as a teacher's assistant and after school sports coordinator. Heather joined Teach for America in 2005 where she taught resource reading and writing to middle school students and earned her masters in Special Education from UNLV. In 2007, Heather returned to the Bay Area and taught a wide range of special day classes and resources classes at Los Gatos High School while earning her clear California Education Specialist teaching credential.


After school hours, Heather has always worked with individual students either as a private tutor or providing special eduction home school students with instruction.

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“I highly recommend Authentic Learning Solutions. Heather is wonderful to work with and provides an excellent service that helps students reach their academic goals. The virtual tutoring makes it extremely convenient to accommodate into our busy schedule. She helps my children to grow their confidence as they are learning the material. We are very grateful to have found such a kind and nurturing educator to work with, especially during such challenging times.”

Wendy Campbell, CA

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