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Brooke K.

Exceptional, Capable, Dedicated Tutor and an Advocate for Children

Laguna Niguel, CA (92677)

Travel radius
15 miles
Hourly fee
$40.00
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I have experience teaching preschool, kindergarten, 5th, and 6th grades. I love working with children of all ages! I have experience in dealing with students who are above grade level and I enjoy working to challenge their advanced understanding of subject matter. I have home schooled children in preschool, 3rd, 4th, and 5th grades. I also have experience in working with struggling students. It is important to differentiate curriculum and teaching style or methods no matter what ability level your student is at. It is imperative to get an accurate picture of your student's level in math, reading comprehension, and phonics. I have MANY of my own materials to use with students or I am happy to use something you provide, as long as it's developmentally appropriate for your student. I've experienced great success in my years of teaching and helping students work to their fullest potential.

I am certified by WyzAnt in the following subjects: American history, elementary K-6, elementary math, elementary science, grammar, Microsoft Word, phonics, reading comprehension, social studies, spelling, and vocabulary.

In this time of large class sizes and struggling schools, students are more likely to be overlooked, usually through no fault of the teacher. We can all agree that our children's education should be the number one priority of our state, but at this time, it isn't. I would love to help you, help your student to achieve their goals and to help them feel good about learning.

I am more than willing to provide letters of recommendation, references, and background check upon request. I am also happy to discuss with you my tutoring process, assessments, commitment, etc. with you if you would like more information.

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Brooke’s subjects

Corporate Training:
Homeschool:
Special Needs:
Business:
Elementary Education:
Computer:
English:
English, Grammar, Reading, Vocabulary, Writing

American History

I love teaching American History! As a teacher, my school did not have a social studies book. I was responsible for creating lesson plans, creating activities, etc.

Elementary (K-6th)

I am certified to teach children in grades K-6. I have experience teaching Kindergarten, 4th, 5th, and 6th grades. My class achieved the highest results in my school on end-of-level tests in reading and math. I enjoy working with students a great deal. I enjoy helping students in any area that they have a need. I am patient and understanding but require attentiveness and hard work. My goal is to help you achieve your goals and to make you successful in your educational endeavors and hopefully have fun doing so.

Elementary Math

It is imperative for a student to have a strong basic understanding of math concepts in order to apply these concepts in higher grades. I believe in quick tests in order to determine where their strengths are and what areas need work. Some math concepts are quite abstract to elementary students and therefore require hands-on activities, working with math manipulatives, and one-on-one instruction.

Grammar

Grammar is one of those things that if you don't use it, you lose it. Continual practice is something I strongly believe in. The students in my classroom completed daily paragraph editing, daily usage practice, and overall punctuation exercises.

Microsoft Word

As a fifth and sixth grade teacher, I was surprised at the lack of word processing skills the students possess. Word processing is a fundamental skill in this day and age.

Phonics

I hold a Utah elementary teaching certificate for grades 1-6. I taught preschool and kindergarten for 3 years. I taught my 5-year old daughter to read at 4. I Use nonsense words, games, and various books to teach letter sounds, word chunks, word families, etc.along with continual 1-2 minute assessments to track progress.

Reading

There are so many components that go into becoming a successful reader. If, as an instructor, the goal is to make measurable progress with reading instruction, it is nearly impossible to discuss reading instruction without also discussing phonics instruction. If your student is struggling with reading comprehension (answering questions based on what was read/predicting outcomes/determining cause and effect, etc.) one problem may be that he is focusing so much on decoding the words they're reading, that he can't focus on the content. Many times students are taught HOW to read the words on a page, but not HOW to "read" the MEANING/PURPOSE of the words effectively.

Social Studies

I taught 5th grade social studies for 4 years covering US history beginning with explorers through the 20th century. I taught map skills, time zones, free enterprise, and cultural differences. We did not have a social studies book at my school so I was responsible for supplementing the curriculum with activities, DVD's, and other books. I love teaching social studies!

Spelling

Spelling also relates to phonics instruction. Spelling rules are taught in kindergarten through 6th grade. Obviously, these rules vary in level of difficulty. For example, the silent E rule is taught in kindergarten and derivational relation rules are taught in 6th grade (or earlier if the student is advanced). Many students have "holes" in their understanding of phonics and these rules. With an assessment, review, and reteaching of these rules, spelling performance can be improved. There are special cases in which students struggle to spell, even with a strong background in phonics e.g., dyslexia.

Study Skills

I taught elementary school for 7 years. I led remediation/reteaching groups for students who were not achieving benchmark targets. I prepared numerous students for end of level testing by using a variety of tools. I have home-schooled children during the past year and have taught them math, spelling, writing, science, and history successfully. I use flashcards, iPad apps, videos, short quizzes, and teach test taking strategies.

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Education

Ottawa University (Elementary Education)

Great Tutor Brooke was a great tutor for my daughter. She was patient and kind but was also able to keep my easily distracted daughter focused on the material. Brooke is very professional and I would definitely hire her again. ...

— Kristen from Capistrano Beach, CA on 7/31/12);

Hourly fee

Standard Hourly Fee: $40.00

Tutor 3 students at a time = $85/hr. *It is beneficial for the students to all be within 1 grade level of each other.

Travel policy

Brooke will travel within 15 miles of Laguna Niguel, CA 92677.

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