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 most 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 for Operation Head Start was my first teaching experience. Helping four and five year olds learn to function in a group setting and exposing them to their first formal education was fun and challenging. 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 better ways of teaching and training both adults and children.
Some of the children I tutor have had dyslexia or learning disabilities and needed a little extra help to keep them on target with their homework, reading, and math skills. Others need assistance organizing their studies and keeping track of assignments and projects to make school less stressful; we 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 have worked with them to learn more about telling time, cooking, packing lunches, hygiene, safety, shopping, laundry, counting money, 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 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.
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