I am living and working in Kasson, MN. I hope to tutor within a twenty minute drive from Kasson. I have an elementary education degree. I currently work as a paraprofessional in elementary special education in Kasson. This is my second year working in the elementary building. The previous two school years I worked with early childhood special education. I am also currently tutoring a Japanese family in Rochester.
I have been teaching/working with children since I was in high school. I coached summer softball my junior and senior year in high school. I also helped out at a number of basketball camps for fifth and sixth graders. In college, I worked as a waitress and at two different day care/preschool facilities.
After graduation I substitute taught for three years. Then I taught English as a foreign language in Seoul, South Korea for three years. During that time I was a supervisor at my school. I was also a co-coordinator of seasonal camps for my school. During my time in Korea I was responsible for lesson plans, monthly progress reports and phone counseling. I taught preschool age up through middle school at one time or another. When I returned home I worked for three years outside of education at a full time job and worked part time as a home health aide. I returned to Korea in 2006 and stayed for one year.
Since returning from Korea in 2007 I spent some time with family and then began working as a paraprofessional.
I am a patient person and believe that students need to be guided to find the information needed. If they don't understand or don't know something they need to be shown how they can find the information required on their own. As a tutor I would work to explain things in as many different ways as possible until one works for the student. It is as much about teaching the student strategies for learning as it is about the student learning.
As an English teacher in Korea I was required to be very strict with my students learning. I was expected to push them to learn and give lots of homework. I also found many ways to make the learning enjoyable for the students. I created my own worksheets and tests to go along with the given curriculum.
Most of my time in the education field has been spent with students in the elementary and junior high grades. For this reason, I think I would be most successful at tutoring elementary and middle school subject matter.
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