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at University of Colorado, Denver (Elementary Education)
As a student at the University of Colorado-Denver, I know the importance of strong reading and writing skills. I can help any elementary student gain and strengthen their skills whether it be in reading, comprehension, spelling and/ or writing. I can also assist students in becoming more organized as they build on their study skills. As a tutor I am certified by the College Reading and Learning Association. As a student at the University of Colorado-Denver, I know the importance of strong reading and writing skills. I can help any elementary student gain and strengthen their skills whether it be in reading, comprehension, Read more
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I have done some sort of desktop publishing for the last fifteen years. I am proficient in Word, WordPerfect and Adobe. I have been a freelance writer, an editor for small local publications and have been published by various magazines over a dozen times.
I have been in school for the last two and a half years (with over 70 credits) studying to become a teacher. I have worked as director of writing groups for elementary girls and I am currently employed as a teacher's assistant.
I have been using Microsoft Windows for over 15 years. I own a small online business which requires a lot of computer work. I also have received additional training in Windows through a teaching and technology class that I completed last year.
I have worked with helping children learn to read both as a homeschooling mother and as an educational assistant in the reading resource room at an elementary school in Eugene, Oregon. Working in groups of 2 - 6, I facilitated phonics lessons for students in K - 5th grade. I have successfully completed a course entitled: Foundations of Education and Language Strategies. This course provided me with additional skills needed when working with students as they learn to read.
My expertise in reading comes from my own passion for reading, teaching my own two children to read before they entered school and college courses such as Foundations of Education and Language Arts Strategies, Introduction to Phonetics, and numerous literature and writing classes.
As a non-traditional student myself, I had to learn how to balance all facets of my life; school, parenting, marriage, and work. I discovered the benefits of knowing about learning styles and types of learning. I also learned a lot about procrastination and how to avoid the traps like, "I have to clean my desk first..." I can help students discover their own learning style, homework and study pitfalls, and customize a homework/study schedule that will work for them.
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