I am an elementary teacher with expertise in math and reading for children in grades K-5. I have had extensive experience with students who have English as their second language, as well as, children who are slow learners or lack motivation. I believe in both the systematic approach of Phonics and the freedom and creativity of whole language. Depending on your child and his/her strengths, I will use the approach that will insure their success.
While teaching math, I will use a hands-on approach that will help your child see and understand math at its basic level. Math games and rote will also be used to create a well rounded math experience that will help my student to master the concepts being taught. Once this foundation is establish, mathematical success can be built.
Children learn in many different ways and therefore need a plethora of teaching methods that fit their style and learning abilities. My core belief is that given the proper instruction, patience and understanding every child can learn. My greatest reward is the smile on a child's face when he/she realizes that they "get it".
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