I am an experienced tutor for learners of all ages. I am a state and Montessori certified teacher. I have spent the past 15 years teaching and tutoring students (elem adults) in a variety of settings.
In my tutoring, I use many hands-on manipulative materials. I often use Montessori materials with students (even those who have never experienced Montessori education before) because of their amazing capacity to help students - no matter how old to really UNDERSTAND the concepts, rather than just memorizing the steps to get the answer the way that textbooks (and many tutors) often teach.