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I have much experience working with children in grades K-6 both in the classroom setting and individually. My teaching experience with this age group includes teaching the basics of the English language and teaching fundamental reading and writing skills.
I am an experienced flutist and piccoloist having 15 years of experience on the flute and 12 years of experience on the piccolo. I was first chair flute my sophomore and senior years in high school (we had 2 bands-one for freshman and sophomores and 1 for juniors and seniors). I was also a member of a flute duo and woodwind quintet that played music for community events. I also participated in the CT Honor Band festival on piccolo. I served as piccoloist during those same years. I served as teaching assistant to the band director my senior year and my duties included helping with flute lessons and I started a small flute choir.
At Wittenberg University, I was piccoloist for the college symphonic band all four years and also participated in the Ohio Private College Instrumental Conductors Association on flute and piccolo representing Wittenberg University. I was also a member of the Wittenberg University Student Woodwind Quintet and a flute and violin duo. Both groups performed concerts on campus and in the community. I taught flute lessons to beginning and intermediate students at the middle school level in OH. In the summer of 2007, I was selected as a member of the National Flute Association Professional Flute Choir on the bass flute. I currently play the piccolo for the Colleges of the Fenway Orchestra in Boston.
I also have extensive experience with flute choirs having been a member of the Wittenberg University Flute Choir (bass flute), The National Flute Association Professional Flute Choir (bass flute), and the Colleges of the Fenway Orchestra Flute Choir (alto flute).
I am comfortable teaching beginning to advanced flute players and I can also teach those students who are interested in learning the piccolo. I am also comfortable getting students of like-ability together to play chamber music and music written for flute choir.
My grammatical teaching skills include parts of speech, pronouns, diagramming sentences, sentence structure, understanding several grammatical rules (ex. who/whom, that/which), and punctuation.
My proofreading skills include teaching editing skills, how to reread and rewrite for clarity, and teaching how to write concisely.
My reading skills include teaching reading comprehension, teaching how to sound out words, phonics, teaching expressions in the English language, and teaching how to analyze a text.
My SAT reading teaching skills are specific to teaching vocabulary, understanding analogies, teaching how to find the main idea, reading comprehension, and vocabulary.
My SAT Writing teaching skills include teaching how to write concisely and how to write an essay of varying lengths.
Teaching study skills is a strength of mine. Specifically, I can teach how to effectively study for a quiz or test using a variety of methods, such as note cards, and using different colors of highlighters for different information found within a text in order to better organize the information; I also teach organizational skills and categorization skills to help students better understand how to study effectively and efficiently.
My vocabulary teaching skills include teaching phonics, sounding out words, and prefixes and suffixes.
My writing teaching skills include teaching how to brainstorm, outline, and write an essay of varying length. I also teach to write in a concise, clear, manner.