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Patience D.

ENTHUSIASTIC AND EFFECTIVE ELEMENTARY AND SPECIAL EDUC. TEACHER

San Diego, CA (92123)

Travel radius
10 miles
Hourly fee
$45.00
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Having grown up in Ghana (West Africa), and also spending most my life living in London and here in the United States, has given me a broader view on life and the maturity that supports me as a teacher.

I first gained my teaching qualification in Ghana and taught in a Junior Secondary School for about two years, then moved on to pursue my Bachelor's. After that I gained a scholarship to study in England. While in England I pursued a Post Graduate Certificate in Education(PGCE) and a Qualified Teacher Status, which certifies me to teach in England. After that I had the opportunity to teach as a second grade teacher for about a year.

I had a lot of experience while teaching as a second grade teacher because I worked with children who had different learning needs and disabilities. This gave me the opportunity to learn and adapt different teaching strategies to support and maximize the learning of all children. I used different resources, including visual cues to engage and sustain children's attention. For example, I provided copies of class work on a beige colored paper for a child who had dyslexia so she could work just like the other children in the class. I organized seating arrangement for children who had a problem with vision to access the class work on the SMART board.

After teaching in second grade I then moved on to teach in a special school where I taught children with autism and children with various learning difficulties. While teaching in the special school I pursued my master's degree in education. During my studies I conducted action research where I had the opportunity to work with groups of children as well as individual children on how they can improve on their learning to maximize their potential. For example, I encouraged children with autism to play with shaving cream, raw rice and pasta to stimulate them.

Here I have worked with children at the pre-school age at the Head Start program, which was really rewarding as I got to support children from low income background and really supported them with early reading skills.

While teaching in the Head Start Program I also home tutored a second grade Arabic child to become fluent in her reading by moving from level 1 to level 3. I have a lot of experience in teaching and supporting children to read.

My humility and good sense of humor help me to go through challenges with an open attitude and relative ease. Being able to motivate people, especially children, is one of my strengths. I have a high expectation of myself because I value what I have to offer as a teacher. Just like my name, I have a lot of patience, especially in working with children. My calm and happy personality is reflected in the way I relate with people.

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Patience’s subjects

Corporate Training:
ESL/ESOL, Grammar
Homeschool:
Elementary (K-6th), English, ESL/ESOL, Reading, Study Skills, Writing
Special Needs:
ADD/ADHD, Autism, Phonics, Special Needs
Elementary Education:
Elementary (K-6th), Elementary Math, Elementary Science, Grammar, Phonics, Reading, Spelling, Study Skills, Vocabulary
Language:
ESL/ESOL
English:
English, ESL/ESOL, Grammar, Reading, Vocabulary, Writing

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Education

University of Cape coast Ghana

London Metropolitan University (MEd)

University of Phoenix (Graduate Coursework)

Hourly fee

Standard Hourly Fee: $45.00

Cancellation: 24 hours notice required

Travel policy

Patience will travel within 10 miles of San Diego, CA 92123.

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