I enjoy teaching in both a creative and practical manner and utilize hands-on, real-life activities. I will work to provide appropriate academic support for areas of need in a manner that matches student learning styles. I believe that parents are the primary educators of their children, and I wish to provide support for families. During the summer of 2011, I received a certificate from the North American Montessori Teachers Association (NAMTA) in "Orientation to Adolescent Studies." I have four years of experience in teaching students ages 12 to 16 in a private school setting that utilized a Montessori approach. My employment at Camp Fire USA, a youth development organization, provided me with the opportunity to coordinate and teach fitness and life skills activities to young people of all ages with disabilities. I hold a Master's in speech/language therapy from the University of Kansas and served students ages three to eighteen with speech/language needs in the public schools. In addition to tutoring in the areas of writing, grammar, reading and literature, public speaking, history, and test preparation, I would also consider supplementing a person's speech and language therapy in the areas of articulation, language development, voice therapy, therapy for fluency stuttering, or accent reduction.
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