I am a firm believer that all children can learn; and, as an experienced educator, I know that each child learns differently. A variety of strategies is essential if a child is to fully understand what is being taught.
One-on-one tutoring sessions provide the opportunity for maximum learning for both teacher and student. It is essential to discuss the student's progress, weaknesses and strengths with his/her teacher so that I can fully understand where the child currently stands in terms of what is expected.
My degrees include a BS in history and education with a minor in English, and an MA in education. I taught school for 25 years, but also worked as a researcher/writer in the Penn State Foundation for six years. In addition to teaching first, second and thirds grades in elementary school, I taught sixth grade in middle school. While I loved each grade level, I would have to say that my two favorites were third and sixth.
My friends describe me as outgoing, humorous and optimistic. I love to read and discuss books, particularly non-fiction and historical fiction. I am very political, but have no desire to run for an office, and am passionate about particular issues. I excel in tennis, enjoy swimming and love walking our dog, Chloe. My favorite thing to do is to spend time with one or all of our six grandchildren who live in the Denver area. We see them often and enjoy watching the cousins interact with one another.
You can be assured that I will discuss your child's educational strengths and deficiencies with his/her teacher and keep communication open so that maximum benefit can be optioned.
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