I am a recently retired, 25+ year elementary education teacher. I taught in one of the best school systems in the country: Valparaiso, Indiana. My school was a Four Star and a Blue Ribbon School consistently, based upon our achievement on the ISTEP, state mandated test of student performance on the Core Standards. In the past, I have taught grades 5th, 4th, and most recently 3rd. I privately tutored students in grades: Kgn-Fifth. I also taught in our remedial summer school sessions in Reading and Math for grades 2-4.
I believe in using a variety of instructional methods,based upon a student's learning styles, interests, abilities, and needs. My teaching style is firm, fair, and fun! I have an undergraduate degree from Indiana University in Bloomington, IN and a Master's degree from Valparaiso University in Valparaiso, IN. References provided upon request.
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