I enjoy working one-on-one with students. I am a recently retired classroom teacher in a local school district. I have experience in elementary, middle school, and high school classrooms (I have several credentials) as well as at the college level. I am currently working with Diablo Valley College students writing essays for their English classes as well as several students in reading, writing, history, and math.
I have 30+ years teaching in the local public schools including this year. I currently hold both elementary and high school (single subject) credentials as well as having graduated with a law degree (J.D.).
As a public school teacher, I am trained in the new methodologies and theories surrounding the recently CA state adopted Common Core standards. I also understand how the future state testing will differ from the STAR testing of the past.
I have embraced the thinking strategies curriculum as well as the Singapore Math strategies currently being used to give students more power in their academics and problem-solving skills.
I am confident that I am able to help any student be successful by encouraging those skills which are often most needed - critical thinking, confidence, empowerment.
I am available late afternoons, early evenings, and weekends.
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