Hi, my name is Ellen and I think I’m a great tutor for elementary school children. I’ve had a lot of experience working in elementary schools and tutoring kids in my neighborhood. I received my Associates in Teaching degree from Anne Arundel Community College in 2012 and am now going for my bachelors at Towson University. Some of my teaching practices include taking kids to the library and having them pick out books. I think this sparks an interest in reading
because they get to pick what they read. Something I do when teaching reading is I will take a miscue analysis. I’ll have the child read out loud to me and while they read I’ll write down how many times they make a mistake. Then later I’ll go back and see what we need to work on. When I teach writing
I think it should be fun for kids. Once they see how fun it is, I can teach them about the writing process of revising, editing
, and then making a final copy. The final copy gives them a sense of accomplishment. For mathematics
, I like to teach the base ten system. I think it is a base for mathematics and helps kids understand the other aspects in math
While volunteering at the elementary school I was able to work with students on their reading, writing, and mathematics. When working with students on their reading I would try to show them sentence structure and how things in a story are connected. I have even tried making personal connections between the book and the student. I think that helps them understand the story better. When I teach math I like to explain what we are doing and why we are doing it. A lot of times, students have a hard time understanding math because no one really explained the “why” part. They’re just told they have to do math because they have to. I like to explain why we are doing what we are doing because it makes the child see math in a different light. Something I did while I was tutoring was I played hop scotch with the little girl. We went outside and drew the hop scotch in chalk, and then I would have her throw a rock. Whatever number she landed on she had to remember. Then she would start over and throw the rock again. Next she would multiply the two numbers. I thought this was a great way to teach multiplication. I think this is a great way to show kids learning can be fun. That’s my overall goal when I tutor, to show kids learning can be fun.
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Travels within 10 miles of Severn, MD 21144