I love working with children and respect the uniqueness of each one. Studying should be non-threatening and fun. No two children learn in the same way; I try to find the best methods for your individual child. Some kids need lots of hands-on activities; drawings and pictures, others absorb mostly by reading, verbal explanations, and discussions. Regardless of which subject I am tutoring my job is to find the key to your individual child.
Teaching pre-schoolers for Operation Head Start was fun and rewarding; helping four and five year olds learn to function in a group setting while exposing them to their first formal education. It was exciting to see how pleased they were when they mastered a new skill! My education as a Child Care Technician, Medical Assistant, and Health Management and Education student has helped me find new and better ways of teaching or training students of all ages.
Some of the children I have tutored have had dyslexia or learning disabilities and needed a little extra help to keep them on target with their homework, reading, and other classes. Other children need assistance with Study Skills; organizing and keeping track of assignments and projects makes school less stressful. I help them work on ways to make this easier. Many students are also behind in everyday life skills as well as academics. Depending on their age I will assist them with learning more about telling time, counting money, cooking, packing lunches, hygiene, safety, shopping, laundry, manners, and other areas. These skills help them become more self sufficient. My goal is to help children enjoy learning and gain self-esteem. I often use games, skits, acting, and outings to teach life skills as well as academic subjects. I rely on parents to let me know which areas need the most attention so we can work together.
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