It is with great excitement that I am able to bring twenty two years of public school teaching, into a one to one teaching setting in order to continue supporting all individuals to their fullest potential. My background consists of proven experience relating to and teaching students from diverse academic, socioeconomic, and cultural backgrounds.
I possess a Masters in Education with a Reading
Specialist Endorsement, English
as a Second Language
Endorsement, and an Early Childhood Endorsement. I meet the Highly Qualified Teacher requirements for the State of Arizona. Although I've taught students at many different levels of learning at the elementary level, my expertise is to support those most challenged in the area of literacy and second language learning.
I served as a site Reading Specialist for seven of my twenty two years. Second language instruction experience has been with individuals as well as with families who desire to strengthen their English speaking skills. In addition, many of my students have had learning challenges that required special attention and unique instruction. It is my desire to help accelerate all individuals who desire support in the area of literacy instruction. The confidence and freedom that comes as a result of experiencing the joy of literacy is something to be celebrated!
I love to participate in an individual's changing motivation, confidence, risk taking, and finally 'new' person as they make daily progress towards their own literacy goals.
Lessons are interactive, designed to promote critical thought processes, motivation, and confidence. Literacy behaviors are assessed in order to build instruction on strengths and identified areas of need. Specifically, lessons are built on student interest, word attack and comprehension strategies, and current skill level. Written and oral language opportunities are embedded into each lesson, as one area of literacy growth compliments the other. Spelling
, and vocabulary
development are all part of the literacy lesson. Instruction is intensive and engaging. I also provide support in the area of primary math
, study/organizational skills
, and homework.
My availability is flexible to meet your needs. Make up lessons can be set should a scheduled lesson need to be canceled. I am also flexible on meeting location which is both convenient and comfortable for you.
I look forward to hearing from you to schedule your lesson!