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Jan C.

Chesterfield, MO

$50/hr

Personalized Learning Plans for Elementary Students

Background check passed as of 12/14/12
Usually responds in about 14 hours

Personalized Learning Plans for Elementary Students

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Having just retired from 32 years of elementary school work as a teacher and counselor, I continue to enjoy helping students one-on-one. I have experience in teaching all academic subjects, but particularly love teaching writing. Creating individual learning plans for students is a must, so I teach students to understand their own learning strengths and needs in order to better self-advocate, as well as develop personalized study and learning strategies. I have training in Mel Levine's Assessment and Learning Profile Development, as well as Thoughtful Education Learning Styles, Multiple Intelligences, modality training, and brain research. I have also supported students with learning disabilities, ADHD, and Asperger's Syndrome. As a school counselor, I helped students work through emotional issues such as family situations, depression, anxiety, bullying, and school phobia.

English:
Grammar, Reading,
Vocabulary, Writing
Computer:
Macintosh,
Microsoft Word
History:
Social Studies
Elementary Education:
Elementary (K-6th),
Elementary Math,
Elementary Science, Grammar, Phonics, Reading,
Spelling, Study Skills,
Vocabulary
Special Needs:
ADD/ADHD,
Phonics
Business:
Microsoft Word
Test Preparation:
GED
Corporate Training:
Grammar, Microsoft Word

Approved subjects are in bold.

Approved subjects

In most cases, tutors gain approval in a subject by passing a proficiency exam. For some subject areas, like music and art, tutors submit written requests to demonstrate their proficiency to potential students. If a tutor is interested but not yet approved in a subject, the subject will appear in non-bold font. Tutors need to be approved in a subject prior to beginning lessons.

ADD/ADHD

As a counselor and elementary teacher for 32 years, I have worked closely with many ADD/ADHD students. I have gone to many workshops addressing the many aspects of this learning difference, including developing learning plans, creating strong memory strategies, organization and planning strategies, etc. One national program I've been trained through is Mel Levine's One Mind at a Time. Each student is unique, but many similar interventions can apply.

Elementary (K-6th)

I hold a B.S in Elementary Education K-8, with emphasis in reading and social sciences. I have received training over the last 32 years that includes intense study of new math "thinking" through Investigations Math Programs in Boston, as well as training in literacy with Lucy Calkins, Katy Wood Ray, Fountas and Pinnell, Harvey Daniels, and Stephanie Harvey.

Elementary Math

I have recently taught 12 years of classroom math to 4th graders. I have attended a week-long seminar in Boston reviewing the most current math strategies. I have a wide repertoire of strategies for different types of learning styles.

Macintosh

I have used Macintosh computers in my teaching setting since 1987, and have owned one since 1990. I have taught computer skills to adults as well as children, grades 3-6, including word processing, drawing with Word tools, Excel spreadsheets, Powerpoint, Google Docs and Presentation, iPhoto, iMovie, Pages, Numbers, and Keynote. I have used interactive white board software, particularly Promethean, and have taught professional workshops for METC and Promethean using Macs.

Reading

I just retired from 32 years of elementary teaching. I am certified K-8, with an emphasis in reading instruction at Master's Level. I have many years of experience and training, and have most recently taught 4th grade for ten years. I've used a variety of approaches to reading instruction, as well as varied teaching strategies for different learning styles.

Study Skills

As a teacher and counselor, I have attended training around study skills. I have studied the Mel Levine model for individual assessment and learning plan development, as well as facilitated individual study plans for students in my classrooms. I also have training in working with students with ADHD. I used my expertise in learning styles to train other teachers in my district, and students were encouraged to learn through their strengths.

Writing

I have studied current writing strategies of Katie Wood Ray, Lucy Calkins, and Dorfmann and Capelli. Students use personal experiences and relevant research to create pieces in many genres, with coaching toward several goals for each piece. This is my favorite subject to teach. Reading can grow naturally from student writing, but also reading appropriately leveled texts can improve fluency, word recognition, and comprehension. These subjects can revolve around student's personal interests to enhance motivation.

B.S Elementary Education
UMSL - St. Louis
MEd

Education

B.S Elementary Education

UMSL - St. Louis (MEd)

Hourly fee

Standard Hourly Fee: $50.00

Cancellation: 12 hours notice required

Multiple hour lessons at discount rates.

Travel policy

Jan will travel within 20 miles of Chesterfield, MO 63017.


About Jan

Having just retired from 32 years of elementary school work as a teacher and counselor, I continue to enjoy helping students one-on-one. I have experience in teaching all academic subjects, but particularly love teaching writing. Creating individual learning plans for students is a must, so I teach students to understand their own learning strengths and needs in order to better self-advocate, as well as develop personalized study and learning strategies. I have training in Mel Levine's Assessment and Learning Profile Development, as well as Thoughtful Education Learning Styles, Multiple Intelligences, modality training, and brain research. I have also supported students with learning disabilities, ADHD, and Asperger's Syndrome. As a school counselor, I helped students work through emotional issues such as family situations, depression, anxiety, bullying, and school phobia.

Education

B.S Elementary Education
UMSL - St. Louis
MEd

Education

B.S Elementary Education

UMSL - St. Louis (MEd)


Tutor Policies

Cancellation
12 hours notice required

Multiple hour lessons at discount rates.

Travel Radius
Travels within 20 miles of Chesterfield, MO 63017

Jan’s Subjects

English:
Grammar, Reading,
Vocabulary, Writing
Computer:
Macintosh,
Microsoft Word
History:
Social Studies
Elementary Education:
Elementary (K-6th),
Elementary Math,
Elementary Science, Grammar, Phonics, Reading,
Spelling, Study Skills,
Vocabulary
Special Needs:
ADD/ADHD,
Phonics
Business:
Microsoft Word
Test Preparation:
GED
Corporate Training:
Grammar, Microsoft Word

Approved subjects are in bold.

Approved subjects

In most cases, tutors gain approval in a subject by passing a proficiency exam. For some subject areas, like music and art, tutors submit written requests to demonstrate their proficiency to potential students. If a tutor is interested but not yet approved in a subject, the subject will appear in non-bold font. Tutors need to be approved in a subject prior to beginning lessons.


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