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Kerry F.

Kerry K. - Patient, Effective, Elementary Specialist

San Juan Capistrano, CA (92675)

Travel radius
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Hourly fee
$40.00
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Helping your child learn is my goal! As an experienced elementary specialist, I enjoy helping students develop the skills and confidence they need to be successful.

When you start with the basic principle that every child can learn, success follows. It starts with listening to the parent and child, then evaluating their needs so that an effective plan of action can be formulated. I believe that plan should include fun, hard work, and the satisfaction of attaining goals, one by one. Working in this way, a student can build that confidence they need to carry on successfully.

My degree in Elementary Education from USC and my long experience with the Santa Monica Unified Schools and The John Thomas Dye School have helped me to hone my skills as a professional. As a published writer I have a proven ability to communicate. I look forward to meeting your student and helping them to develop the skills and confidence for success.

Mrs Ornelas said: "She was able somehow to work the miracle of making him not only like math formerly his most dreaded subject but also to comprehend what he was doing and take pride in his work. She inspired him not only to work hard but to enjoy working."

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Kerry’s subjects

Corporate Training:
Homeschool:
Special Needs:
Elementary Education:
Math:
Prealgebra

Dyslexia

I retain a Lifetime Standard Elementary Teaching Credential K-8. My experience is as a classroom teacher. As a Team Teacher, I have been able to work specifically with Special Needs students who were mainstreamed into my classroom, and I had great success at building skills and confidence so that they could function well in relation to their classmates. A number of these students had varying degrees of dyslexia, and I found that I was able to help them to decode and communicate at or above grade level over time. I've had a good deal of success in helping those students to further their skills in reading and writing so that they gained overall confidence as learners.
Knowing that every child can learn and that overcoming a period of dyslexia has to do with patient training in perception is an important key to success.

Elementary (K-6th)

I hold a Standard Teaching Credential with the State of California with a Lifetime designation for K-8 grades.
I have extensive experience in the Southern California area, having pioneered as an innovator in team teaching. As such, I have been able to help my students to excel. I welcome the challenge to help each student become all they can be.

Elementary Math

I am a Lifetime Credentialed Teacher with the State of California in all subjects K-6. As a Math Teacher I carefully evaluate my students as to skills and learning styles, then help them to advance their skills and build confidence to excel. I believe that every child can learn, and it is exciting to see a child progress in their skills and blossom into a confident student!

Mrs. O. said: "She was able to work the miracle of making him not only like math (formerly his most dreaded subject) but also to comprehend what he was doing and take pride in his work. She inspired him not only to work hard, but to enjoy working."

English

As a published author, I have gained a unique perspective that is most valuable in helping others to develop their English skills. Thus, they are able to gain the confidence needed to communicate effectively.
As a teacher, it is my goal to assess each student's strengths and needs and then to encourage them to attain the highest level possible building on a strong foundation of basic skills.
It is exciting to see a student blossom as their skills and confidence grow!

Grammar

As an experienced teacher and tutor at all grade levels, and as a published author, I am familiar with all aspects of grammar. It is my goal to help students to understand how English works in order for them to gain the confidence needed to excel in written and verbal communication. It is a pleasure to see my students blossom as writers through the process we employ together.

Phonics

I hold a Standard Teaching Credential in all subjects K-8 from the State of California with a lifetime designation.
An understanding and fluency in phonics is the basis for proficiency in reading and writing. Making the connection is fun and will build confidence.

Proofreading

As a published author and teacher of English, I am familiar with the proofreading process and able to help students to proofread effectively and sharpen their prose at the same time. Effective communication is the goal.

Reading

As an Elementary Specialist with a Lifetime Teaching Credential from the State of California and more than 16 years experience, I enjoy working with Reading students to build their skills and confidence. Learning to connect sounds with printed words takes time and patience, but once a learner is on their way, their skills blossom. I have had great success in helping my students to make excellent measurable gains in their Reading skills.
I believe that any child can learn, and that is the beginning of success.

Spelling

As a highly experienced teacher and tutor, I have mastered the spelling conventions and rules of the English language. I have also used it extensively as a published author. It is my goal to help students increase their knowledge and skill in applying these principles to Spelling for effective communication.

Study Skills

I hold a Standard Teaching Credential in all subjects with the State of California with a lifetime designation.
Building effective study skills helps a student to learn more with less effort. I look forward to helping students build those skills in order to reduce stress and increase learning.

Vocabulary

As a highly experienced teacher and tutor, I have gained a wide knowledge of English vocabulary and usage. As a published author I have demonstrated this knowledge. In working with students, I seek to motivate students to broaden their knowledge of vocabulary in order to communicate more effectively.

Writing

As a teacher, I recognize the importance of clear communication skills for a student.

As a published author, I have had the necessity to hone my own skills as well.

It is particularly encouraging to watch a student develop confidence and clarity in their own writing and to learn to edit their own work effectively.

I enjoy working with students to accomplish their goals in writing.

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Education

(1)University of Southern California, Los Angeles

My son loves her. She has done wonders for my boy & he just loves her. So happy she is part of our tribe. ...

— Julie from San Clemente, CA on 2/22/13);

Hourly fee

Standard Hourly Fee: $40.00

Cancellation: 24 hours notice required

Travel policy

Kerry will travel within 10 miles of San Juan Capistrano, CA 92675.

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