I've taught and tutored a wide variety of subjects over my career, with a range of students from college to preschool. I've enjoyed it all! While my experience has included most grade school and high school subjects, primarily it was focused on math on a high school and early college level (mostly algebra), and math and reading/phonics on the grade school level.
For 10 years I directed a summer math camp that I began to help motivate students to grasp math concepts that would prepare them for higher math, and to strengthen their core skills in a fun environment.
One of my favorite experiences was when I worked at a private home school school with K-4th graders. I designed games and activities to reinforce the math concepts taught at their homes during the week.
I feel one of my strengths is in finding several different ways to approach a concept that someone is having difficulty grasping, and zoning in on where it is that they are missing the connection so they can understand how it all fits together and move forward.
I do not have a specialization in phonics or reading, although some of my undergrad classes were focused on them; however, I do have many years of experience in teaching and tutoring with both. Now I am working towards my master's degree, and fitting my teaching/tutoring around my own classes, so I am focusing on tutoring rather than teaching full-time.
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