As an elementary teacher I have worked with many students who have ADD/ADHD. I understand their needs and work to help them focus on their work in ways that they can understand. I am extremely patient and use many various methods that help students with ADD/ADHD succeed in school. These methods include study skills, writing improvement, and reading comprehension. Most of the students that I am presently tutoring have some form of ADD/ADHD. They have all raised their grade levels and developed a better understanding of their school work.
I am an excellent Algebra 1 teacher and tutor. All my students have shown remarkable improvement in their grades. I explain Algebra an easy and understandable way. I truly enjoy tutoring students in Math and am delighted when they accomplish their goals.
I have taught drawing to children and adults for over ten years at Fuller Lodge Art Center, Los Alamos, NM for children and adult classes, as well as at the University of New Mexico at Los Alamos, Santa Fe Public School System for children in after school programs.
My approach to tutoring drawing is to teach the basic shapes, form and perspective first, then more refined pencil techniques. I can tutor all drawing mediums: pencil, charcoal, pastel and ink.
I tutor all areas: Still life, figure, and landscape drawing.
I can teach painting in water-based oils, acrylics, watercolor and pastels.
My Educational Background:
The Art Students' League of New York, New York, NY
Galerie La Vie, Santa Fe, NM
Owner and Studio Artist
I have taught on the elementary level in grades 2, 3, 4 and 5 for four years. I was an elementary school substitute for the Santa Fe Public School System, Santa Fe, NM for over ten years. I also was an elementary school substitute for Vista Unified School District for five years.
I am an excellent English and Writing teacher. I have a MA in English and experience teaching English to all ages. I can help with writing, grammar, and speaking.
Highly Experienced GED teacher. I have taught GED for over ten years on the Community College level and as a tutor. Great success with all students especially in Math and English.
I have taught Painting for over twenty years. Most recently at the Art Center of Los Alamos in New Mexico where I was an instructor of painting for children and adults. Also I taught painting workshops at ArtXcapes in Santa Fe, New Mexico and The University of New Mexico in Los Alamos.
I tutor all techniques of painting; Landscape, Still Life, Portrait, and Figure painting in oil, acrylic, watercolor and pastel. I cover the basics of how to mix paint, how of use brushes ,and how to create an interesting palette of colors. I like to develop the students' own creative ability to produce their own unique painting style. I received my formal art education at The Art Students' League of New York, NY where I studied Portrait, Figure and Still Life Painting.
I have lots of experience tutoring students in Prealgebra on the middle and high school levels as well as the college levels. My students always succeed in raising their Math grades. I teach in an easy to understand way, and repeat information until the students understand Prealgebra and can work on their own.
I have taught speech including phonics and pronunciation on both the elementary and secondary levels. As an English teacher, I have had many students who I taught public speaking, articulation, and pronunciation of difficult words. As a tutor I have worked with students on oral projects and presentations, and these students have succeeded very well in their oral presentations.
Reading is so important for children in school, and I enjoy teaching reading to them. I work with phonics, learning the alphabet, and sight words in combination to accelerate reading progress. These techniques help students to read accurately and successfully. As a credentialed Language Arts teacher with elementary and high school teaching experience, I understand the problems that students deal with regarding Reading.
I have tutored many students for the SAT Math tests, entrance type exams and placement tests with great success. All my students pass their exams on the first try as there is a special skill to test taking which I work with each student individually. I enjoy students and helping them succeed in their academic life.
As an English and Math teacher I have been able to raise many students SAT's scores by 100-200 points. In English, I work on improving writing ability, reviewing grammar, and brushing up on vocabulary knowledge. For the Math section of the SAT, I review all the Algebra and Geometry skills needed for achieving a high SAT score. Also, I utilize practices tests in all areas of SAT subjects to help students feel familiar with the tests.
As a math and English teacher, I have taught SAT skills for many years with great results. All of my students have raised their SAT scores 100-200 points. I work in English with writing, grammar, and vocabulary improvement. In math, I review the algebra and geometry skills that are necessary for the SAT math section of the test. My SAT students all have had great success on their SAT tests.
I have been a teacher in both elementary, middle school, high school, and college for over 20 years. In all of these positions I taught students how to study all their subjects, how to memorize information, take notes, edit writing, and review for tests.
As a tutor I have taught students how to do research, re-write information in their own words and organize essays and research papers from elementary grades through college. As a GED instructor for the Santa Fe Community College, New Mexico, I taught my students study skills that improved their test scores and enabled them to pass their GED tests. As a tutor for the First District Court of Santa Fe, New Mexico, I worked with many students who needed to learn study skills to pass various proficiency exams.
As a teacher of writing I have been able to help many students become better and faster writers by showing them how to successfully express themselves verbally and to understand the mechanics of grammar in a simple way. I have taught Writing for over ten years on the college, high school, and elementary levels.
My goal is to help students to write in their own style, but to do so more effectively and creatively.