As a licensed elementary educator in the state of Colorado, I have proven my dedication to excellence by helping children close the achievement gap in both literacy and math. I love teaching children the strategies that will make math and literacy accessible, and have successfully helped even reluctant learners!
I am an experienced classroom educator and tutor. I taught first and second grade at Legacy Elementary in Frederick, Colorado and I have completed 21 credits towards a M.A. in Literacy Instruction from the University of Colorado. I have the background and skills to help young readers develop phonics, fluency and comprehension skills. Mendi Y., the Literacy Interventionist at Legacy Elementary, said about me, "She was able to isolate areas of weakness in her students and implement successful strategies to help these students close their gap in performance. I saw this happen again and again and Miss D.'s room."
In math, I ensure success by using a kinesthetic approach, strategy development, and authentic tasks. I teach students to reason mathematically using numbers, pictures, and words. I also help students build logic and function fluency with mathematical games.
Furthermore, I have proven my abilities with non-traditional learners and English Language Learners. I am bilingual in Spanish and English, and aside from academics, I have also coached skiing and swimming.
All lessons include a free parent consultation which may last up to 10 minutes after the session.
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