I look forward to meeting you. I have an Arizona Teaching Certificate, and I have taught fifth grade, pre-school and Kindergarten. I am patient and kind, and am very thorough in my approach: I first learn what the student knows and go forward from there. Math basics are very important, so I will make sure math facts are solid. Then we would work on addition, subtraction, multiplication and division one problem at a time.
Phonics and decoding are essential, so I evaluate student progress first and patiently listen and encourage success in reading, focusing on phonemic awareness, beginning and ending sounds, word families, phonics, prefixes, suffixes, and chunking. The adage rings true that first students learn to read and then read to learn. The possibilities are endless. Social studies, science, spelling, grammar, and writing are made easy with determined, careful attention and serious, interested cooperation.
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