I am a certified elementary education teacher and library media specialist. I have both the Arizona fingerprint background check and my teaching certificates from the States of Wisconsin and Arizona.
I worked for the Milwaukee Public Schools for the past 21 years in elementary schools teaching 4 year old kindergarten students through 8th grade students. I also taught students, parents, and teachers how to use technology, as well as, a variety of software programs.
Through my teaching experiences, I have worked with a variety of disabilities including: autism, cognitive disabilities, visual and physical impairments, learning disabilities, ADHD, and ADD. I love teaching PC computer skills and served as an instructional technology leader, computer teacher, and webmaster for several years, as well as, a library media specialist. I am familiar with Microsoft Word, Microsoft Publisher, Microsoft PowerPoint, Kidspiration, Inspiration, Accelerated Reader, Raz-Kids, aaamath.com, and Audacity. I love Microsoft Paint, but can also use Photoshop. My favorite grade level is 2nd grade, since it is easy to see academic growth over the period of one year. Fourth, fifth and sixth grade math skills are both exciting and fun, yet the literature and social studies focus in 6th grade as also enjoyable. Did I mention I love science?
All of my tutoring lessons are correlated with the Common Core Standards, so I am utilizing similar strategies and skills taught by educators throughout the United States. I believe I can teach all students even if it means standing on my head, or performing a cartwheel for a job well done!
Tutoring should be an extension of the curriculum taught in the classroom, while allowing the students to experiment with various research-based learning experiences. I help students recognize their learning styles yet stretch to explore in new directions to maximize their success in school and the real world.
Let's meet, discuss, and plan for future academic success. It is never too late to begin!
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