All children can learn and succeed. It is the responsibility of a good teacher to help children develop the confidence needed to be willing to take risks without fear of failure. Children need to be guided to realize their strengths and use those skills to achieve success in anything they may pursue. Through many years of teaching and tutoring children, I have kept these ideas in mind watching children learn and grow. I use a multi-disciplinary approach that caters to children's different learning styles. No two children are ever the same; they are unique and should be treated with respect and kindness. Developing a good rapport with a child is always important for their comfort and success. I look forward to celebrating with parents and children as they challenge themselves to achieve their goals.
I have a Bachelor's Degree in Speech Pathology/Education. I began my career providing speech pathology services to developmentally disabled/delayed children in a Kindergarten setting. Following that job, I was a resource teacher at a private, primary school diagnosing and appraising needs of children from ages 4-9. I developed programs for each child for all elementary subjects based upon their individual needs and wrote individualized educational plans. I did ongoing evaluations and observations and monitored each child's progress while working with teachers and parents to ensure maximizing children's success.
I also taught 2nd Grade for for seven years, teaching the prescriptive school curriculum, developing tailored lessons to meet the needs of challenged learners and wrote individual transcripts for outplacement to continuing schools. I worked closely with resource teachers and parents throughout the year making sure that each child was being attended to meet their individual needs. I was also a curriculum coordinator at the same school for 6 years. I rewrote and revised the entire school curriculum and worked with teachers to integrate all subjects across the curriculum with follow through and carry over at each grade level. I have successfully tutored children individually and in small groups throughout my educational career, providing them with tools and knowledge to help achieve their academic goals, develop greater self-confidence and apply their learning to every challenge. I have enjoyed every aspect of work I've done with children, parents, teachers and other professionals.
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