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My experience and style:
ESL: Teacher of English and Spanish as a Second Language
Math: Elementary, Pre-Algebra, Algebra I & II, Geometry
I have been teaching professionally for over 9 years. I have been teaching as a volunteer for over 20 years.
I have been trained in 28 effective teaching methods. I determine the methods to use by first determining the student preferred learning style. He may be a visual learner, an auditory learner, a tactile learner, or a kinetic learner. He may need a combination of methods. It's all about the student and how he prefers to process new information. My students become engaged. They have fun again. Their self confidence improves. Their grades reflect that quickly.
Some of the effective methods include: bouncing a balloon on the non-dominant elbow and reciting new concepts. Juggling scarves while reciting target facts. Jumping rope while reciting new information. Both hemispheres of the brain are engaged at the same time. (Not a easy assignment to do.) The student's brain comes alive and new connections are formed. Memory is created and retained.
These kinds of methos are especially successful with people with physical or mental challenges.
I would be happy to demonstrate these skills with you.
Bachelor's of Education, specializing in Teaching English as a Second Language. University of Science, Art & Technology (USAT), British West Indies. Bachelors of Education, University of California Los Angeles
Certified TESOL (Teaching English Second Language)
Certified TSSOL (Teaching Spanish Second Language)
Canadian Institute of English
Here are a few of the topics I could cover in Algebra:
Graphing and Functions systems
Linear Equations and their Graphs
Polynomials and Factoring
Roots and Radical Expressions and Equations
6TH GRADE MATH:
Ratios and Proportional Relationships
Understand ratio concepts and use ratio reasoning to solve problems.
The Number System
Apply and extend previous understandings of multiplication and division to divide fractions by fractions.
Multiply and divide multi-digit numbers and find common factors and multiples.
Apply and extend previous understandings of numbers to the system of rational numbers.
Expressions and Equations
Apply and extend previous understandings of arithmetic to algebraic expressions.
Reason about and solve one-variable equations and inequalities.
Represent and analyze quantitative relationships between dependent and independent variables.
Solve real-world and mathematical problems involving area, surface area, and volume.
Statistics and Probability
Develop understanding of statistical variability.
Summarize and describe distributions.
1. Make sense of problems and persevere in solving them.
2. Reason abstractly and quantitatively.
3. Construct viable arguments and critique the reasoning of others.
4. Model with mathematics.
5. Use appropriate tools strategically.
6. Attend to precision.
7. Look for and make use of structure.
8. Look for and express regularity in repeated reasoning.
6TH GRADE LANGUAGE ARTS:
CA STATE BENCHMARK STANDARDS
With Oxford University's ESL program I will help the beginner, intermediate or advanced English student. We will not only learn reading, writing but speaking. Each lesson will include active engagement with the student. The student will learn from effective teaching methods based on the student's preferred learning style.
I cover all the BASIC CONCEPTS of Geometry with EXPERIMENTS including:
* Postulate, Theorems, Proofs, Symbols
* Angles: Measuring, Classifying, Congruence, Vertical
* Parallel and Perpendicular Lines,
* Triangles: Types, Similar and Congruent, Pythagorean Theorem
* Quadridaterals: Trapezoids, Isosceles trapezoids, Parallelograms, Phombuses, Rectangles, Squares
* Circles: Radius & Diameter, Regions, Pi, Circumference, Are, Degrees, Chords and Tangents, Arcs, Angles of
* Perimeter, Area and Volume
* Graphing: Points, Lines, Midpoint, Distance, Slope
I am trained, and have experience with Hooked on Phonics at all levels, including Master Reader. I have tutored many students with this wonderful program.
Here's the Study Skills included:
1. Developing and maintaining a healthy attitude toward school and learning.
2. Developing a positive attitude toward the student's abilities.
3. Developing and maintaining good study skills including: time management, creating a positive study area, setting priorities with homework, developing a plan of action with homework, pacing and confidence.
Great fit for my son — Elizabeth has been doing a great job with my son. He is enjoying the interaction with her. She makes the tutoring experience very fun. ...
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