My philosophy, which has been the overriding goal in my teaching, is to engender in my students a love of learning, for this enables them to master any subject they are taught.
I have taught in the private California school system for 20 years, and my focus and strength is in developing strong writing skills,the basis of communication throughout the student's life,as well as reading and math skills. Having taught English and Literature to middle school students, my belief is that the writing skills are critical to the success of each student's future. I hold a California Clear Teaching Credential. My most recent position was teaching Advanced Math to Kindergarten through Sixth grade where I discovered that my love for teaching language and thinking skills could be applied to solving word problems.
I believe that working one-on-one with students is the most effective way to inspire confidence in their innate abilities so that they can master the skills they need to become successful in school and throughout life. Working one-on-one also increases their focus and results in mastery: 100% accuracy in Math has always been my goal and greatest joy and strength.
Since I have worked with all age groups, from Kindergarten through Twelfth Grade, I have realized that I am comfortable with them all! When I worked with middle and high school aged students, I found that my love of writing and English was even contagious, and this is a great asset for overcoming any reluctance they may have had in being tutored. Also, since I worked for many years with elementary aged students, I have become extremely adept at teaching and reinforcing the important basic skills.
My success in teaching students is evident in their test scores, which usually improve dramatically within a year. Last but not least is the intangible gift of passion I share with all of my students. My greatest joy in life is teaching and inspiring the love of learning in my young subjects, and this is not something that can be taught; it is experienced.
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