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I am a certified licensed elementary teacher. I enjoy working one on one with elementary students and have been tutoring over six years (PK-9th grade). I have a Master of Art in Teaching and a Bachelor's degree in Psychology, with a minor in Special Education. My personal approach to tutoring is every student can learn, and they want to be successful in their studies. Therefore, it is important to gain the student's trust as we partner to navigate them to their goals. Yes, I investigate what the student wants to achieve in concert with the parent's goals.
I have worked with a broad spectrum of students (gifted to those with learning challenges). Most struggling students have lost a little of their confidence, along the way. I work to help them gain it back, as we tackle their unique academic challenges. Learning should be fun, so I incorporate all types of learning tools to facilitate learning (games, songs, software, manipulatives, workbooks, etc). I teach my students to celebrate their successes (small or large) as the move closer to their goals.
My motto is: Building Scholars and Lifelong Learners
I am a licensed Georgia educator, holding a Master of Art in Teaching. I have experience tutoring one on one as an in home supplemental education service provider (No Child Left Behind) for local public schools in various counties (Cobb, Fairburn, Fulton, Clayton) for over five years. I am also a reading data collector for a local educational training and technical assistance firm that caters to early childhood learning.
As a licensed educator and experienced one on one tutor, I have had extensive experience working with elementary students to overcome math challenges. I approach math from a practical standpoint and the students are able to apply concepts in every day life scenarios. I use various tools: software, games, objects to demonstrate math concepts.
I have a Master's degree in Education. In addition, I have successfully completed a comprehensive TESOL/TESL/TEFL Teacher Training Certification Course. I have completed all program requirements of Teaching English to Speakers of Other Languages, Teaching English as a Second Language and Teaching English as a Foreign as a Foreign Language.
I am licensed and trained in all elementary subjects. One particular tool used, that my students love, is Grammar Girl. I use software and workbooks for extended learning.
I have taught phonics in a number of settings: home-school environment, previously taught phonics over six years to tutored students, Kindergarten class setting during student teaching for my Master's degree, and I have six years administering a battery of phonemic awareness assessments to early learners/new readers. One in particular, Process Assessment of the Learner (PAL), a Pearson assessment. A sample list of other assessments administered were: Expressive Vocabulary Test-EVT; PPVT; Woodcock Johnson.
As a member of an international speaking club committed to improving communication, public speaking, and leadership skills, I am an Able Toastmaster Silver (ATM-S) in the Toastmasters International Club. As a member, I have mentored newer club members and Girl Scouts in middle and high schools in the art of public speaking. With over twenty years scouting/mentoring experience-I have facilitated speaking workshops during that time.
I have experience teaching reading skills to students in elementary and middle school. I am certified to teach all elementary subjects. I use a variety of techniques to teach reading/comprehension: Journaling, art, retelling, Q&A to name a few. Reading is fundamental and is a very critical part of everyday life. I used age and skill appropriate literature of interest during tutorial sessions to allow the student extended practice.
I use a variety of methods to help students improve their spelling skills. Some of the methods used include: writing, extensive exposure to print, hearing words, teaching major word patterns and spelling strategies.
As a licensed educator and an experienced tutor, I have worked with students to establish effective study skills as evidenced by their improved performance. Students are taught to organize, process and use information effectively. Study skills requires preparation mentally and physically: right attitude, organization tools-agendas, planners and course/notebooks, and a distraction free environment.
Students are given the tools necessary to study and duplicate their success time and time again.
I use a variety of techniques to teach vocabulary: pre-teaching the vocabulary, repeated exposure to the words, keywords and word maps, to name a few.
I am a licensed elementary teacher. For over six years, I have tutored writing to students that ranged from Pre-K to high school. I use elements of Writers Workshop, prompts, pictures and occasionally music to spark creativity. One of the most challenging parts of writing is......just getting started.
Excellent tutor!! — I'm so glad I found Mrs. V! I had a great feeling about her after our initial conversation. She asked a lot of questions in order to gain a full understanding of my son's needs. It was also clear from then that she focuses on a student's strengths, while addressing weaknesses. Mrs. V helped my son prepare for the 8th grade writing assignment in just a few weeks. Before he started working with h ...
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