I have been gainfully employed as a teacher for seven years, with experience in primary grades, intermediate grades, and junior high. For five years now I have taught English and Language Arts at a junior high. In these five years I have planned and implemented instruction in reading, writing, literature, grammar, spelling, vocabulary, and performing research. Along with planning instruction, I account for the varying needs of my students. I am comfortable developing sessions to challenge the most advanced students, and am equally competent in developing lessons and activities for struggling students. My students describe my lessons as engaging and meaningful. I intentionally seek ways to motivate students as self-sufficient learners, meaning I work to provide students with skills and knowledge that will allow them to analyze, critique, evaluate, and synthesize on their own.
In addition to advanced Language Arts teaching, I am comfortable providing support in all subjects at the elementary and junior high level. As a former elementary teacher and having two education degrees, I have had extensive training and experience in making math, science, and social studies accessible to young learners.
My tutoring experience includes one year teaching all subjects at the 8th grade level, one year developing literacy skills in pre-K students, one year as a reading coach to struggling second graders, one year as a reading and math coach to struggling fourth graders, and one semester as an English tutor for college athletes.
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