My name is Sharon and part of my philosophy of education is: "All students can learn." As a retired teacher, I have 30 years of professional teaching experience in both the private and public sectors. I have taught regular classroom, as well as ESL classes where I was responsible for teaching all core subjects to second language learners. I have seven years teaching experience in the summer school setting. This involved teaching smaller groups of students with emphasis on language skills that needed fine tuning in order for them to achieve more success during the regular school year. Additionally, for five consecutive years, I managed the entire after school tutoring program at the elementary school where I taught full-time.
I have extensive one-on-one tutoring experience with students ranging from kindergarten through grade 10. The language arts subjects are my areas of greatest expertise. I have been trained in multiple phonics teaching methods; including Johhny Can Spell,Read, and Write. I have many years of experience in identifying student learning styles and have the ability to adapt my tutoring to meet each learning style. I had the good fortune to be selected for training in the Intel Teach to the Future program that was put into place by the Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation. Therefore, I have the skills needed to seamlessly integrate technology into project based teaching and learning. I very much enjoy helping students create projects. Often creating projects gives students the incentive to want to master basic skills such as spelling, reading, and writing.
I am a published curriculum author and have strong composition writing skills; this includes teaching these skills to students. I am available to tutor students, in all English Language Arts curriculum aspects,from kindergarten through high school; including GED preparation. I will also tutor younger elementary students in math, but only kindergarten through third grade. When looking for a tutor, please consider Mrs. Henderson. I have the skill sets necessary to build confidence in the students in your family who wish to achieve more academic success.
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