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I have substitute taught in Boulder Valley school district for over 4 years. I am patient, friendly and creative in coming up with methods based on each individual child. I am happy to come to you or have your child come to my house to work on any number of my approved subjects. I am firm but fun in my teaching methods.
I work with ADD/ADHD in the classrooms at many various schools. I am patient and capable of explaining things in multiple ways to make it easier. ADD/ADHD students need help focusing in a quiet uncluttered area.
I worked one on one with a severely autistic boy for three years. We did school work, field trips and assimilated into the classroom setting. We made major strides together and I learned the proper hold and control moves for a child with autism that is physical. Working as a team with parents, administrators & other support groups is important.
I studied Art all through High School and college. I draw, paint and sculpt. I have used art to help students through personal and emotional difficulties as it relates to Psychology. I can teach basic skills in a multitude of art materials such as: Pencil, Watercolor, Oils and more. I believe in using art to expand students experiences and help them with their creative side and expression.
I am a licensed K-8 teacher in the State of Colorado. LIcense #0000530.
I am experienced and adept at all Mac OS programs such as: Safari, MS Office, Publisher and Outlook. I personally use a Mac for all my needs and am fully capable of aiding students in the use of all Mac Programs. I can teach all MAC related material in an easy to understand way.
I have 6 years working with phonics as a learning tool with multiple age children. I have multiple methods for teaching sounds and applying them to reading & writing and spelling. Incorporating games is a proven method to help with phonics.
Learning study skills is as easy as organizing the information for learning basic memorization, repetition and proper layout. I have extensive experience in organization, patience and multiple methods for teaching the above. It is important to teach students what information is needed and how to organize the information to make it easier to comprehend. Learning proper note taking, lessons on how to transcribe the proper information in an easy to follow layout and tricks to recalling important facts are all methods I am comfortable with. I have proven success with my ability to teach students how to pick out important facts, organize the information for recall and methods to study from. I also have multiple ways of helping students to write down information and use to study and learn information.
Melissa was very patient! — Melissa was very patient as a tutor. She explained how to use excel and several "short cuts" very well. I was able to take what she had taught me to immediately create other documents. ...
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