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.
/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
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
, Math, Science
, 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.
Tutors have the ability to create educational resources and share them with the WyzAnt community.
Here are some of the resources created by Denise.
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One of the most common concerns that parents have is how to improve reading comprehension. Here are 12 strategies to improve reading comprehension. You don't have to use all the strategies, all the time. But, gradually add strategies depending on what the
student can handle. The more they use them, the more it will become a habit and can be done quickly with practice.
1. Preview the story...
Do you remember the PSA that use to come on television and radio saying "Reading is Fundamental"? Not only is it fundamental but, it is essential to success! One of the best gifts you can give your child is a love for reading. Reading with your child everyday
at every age is time well spent. Read to your child and let your child read to you. Keep lots of books around, even in this...