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For over 20 years, I have been involved in teaching: as a volunteer in the community and in public and private schools. Learning is a process that can be fun and challenging; leading to a love for learning for a lifetime.
The grammar/elementary age is a very exciting time for learning. Students are generally enthusiastic learners and love to learn. Students are like sponges and they can memorize large amounts of facts. Grammar students love to demonstrate what they know through repetition, chants, jingles, and rhymes. They also enjoy music and movement, which are great tools for learning and engaging students. This is the time to master basic ideas and concepts that sets them up for a lifetime of learning.
As a teacher/tutor, one of my roles is to be an encourager. Your student wants to be reassured and challenged that they can do it. So finding creative ways to teach; knowing some students are more visual, auditory, kinesthetic or some combination.
There are many things students just have to memorize, i.e. letters, numbers, sight words, math facts, vocabulary words, etc. The more a student can master the basics the more confidence and the better student they will become.
From 1993-2005, I worked in elementary education, K-6, all subjects and high school, in the Prince George's County Schools as a substitute teacher, paraprofessional, and classroom teacher. 2005-2012, I taught at Washington Classical School, grades 2-9, in all subjects: Reading, English, Math, Science, History, Literature, Biology, Government, and Bible. 2012-2013, I worked at Cornerstone Christian School in the Aftercare program and teaching Music for PK-3 to 6th grade, 7th grade Math and high school thesis class.
For over 20 years I have taught summer school, Sunday School, Vacation Bible School and Summer Camps and tutored numerous students.
I have 19 years of teaching experience in public and private school starting as substitute teacher, para-professional and classroom teacher in all subjects and all grade levels. In addition, I have taught summer school, tutored numerous students and various community venues. My primary experience and preference is in elementary education. In the 8 years of private education I have taught grammar subjects including reading, math, science, English, history, Bible, and music.
Studying is a whole lot more then reading over your notes or skimming a book!
Exactly how do you study?
Developing good study habits and skills begin before class, during class, and after class.
Developing good habits begin with preparation. I will teach your student organization skills, time management, how to get motivated, setting goals and overcoming procrastination. After the preparation comes specific skills a student needs to implement.
These are some of the skills I will teach your student in Study Skills: note taking, reading effectively, improve remembering, building vocabulary, taking tests, math tricks, and using reference resources. Mastering these skills will significantly increase a student's opportunity for success.
As a teacher from grades 2-9, at Washington Classical Christian School for 6 years, I taught study skills in reading, spelling, science, history, literature, Bible, and math. Prior to to teaching at WCCS I worked 11 years in Prince George's County Public School as substitute, paraprofessional, and teacher. In addition I have taught summer school and tutored numerous students throughout my career.
By developing good study habits and skills, students will learn to take responsibility for their education and can have success in any subject.
A miracle worker — Ms. Denise has successfully gotten my daughter on grade level in reading and math. She has shown patience and firmness with my busy 6yr old. We couldn't achieved this success without her. She has truly been a God sent. Thanks for all of your hard work. ...
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