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For the past 4 years, I have worked for Charlotte-Mecklenburg Schools in Charlotte, NC. I am currently in my 5th year of teaching at SouthLake Christian Academy in Huntersville, NC. I have had the experiences of teaching students with severe and profound disabilities (6th-8th grade), students with emotional and behavioral disabilities (2nd-4th grade), students who require extra support in being successful in their regular classes (8th-11th grade), and physical education and health (6th-8th grade) to students with a extensive range of abilities. I have acquired a Master’s Degree in Special Education from Grand Canyon University and a Bachelor’s Degree in Physical Education from Anderson University in Indiana. Additionally, I am licensed in Special Education: General Curriculum and Special Education: Adapted Curriculum.
I believe that each student has their own unique way of learning, whether it is visual, auditory, kinesthetic, or a mix of the three. Additionally, I believe that each student has their own way of being "smart", and it is more than just academics. They could be smart with computers, nature, people, music, etc. With that being said, I use a variety of methods to teach/tutor that will encompass the student's learning style(s). Some of these methods include: games (board games or computer games related to the subject), worksheets/printables, hands-on activities (i.e. crafts, using models/devices related to the subject), dry-erase activity cards, dry-erase boards, etc. With these teaching methods, also comes compassion, patience, and an understanding of the student. I trust that I display each of these qualities with every student I come into contact with.
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I am licensed in Special Education: General Curriculum and have a Master's Degree in Special Education, which qualifies me to teach students with ADD/ADHD. I taught students in this area for 3 years in a self-contained setting, including students with severe and profound disabilities (middle school) and students with emotional/behavioral disabilities (2nd-4th), and teaching all subject areas. Currently, I teach students from 8th - 11th grade with the ADD/ADHD diagnosis in a small group setting with a focus on organization, time management, study and test-taking skills, effective reading, participation in class discussions, completing homework, along with some light tutoring.
I currently tutor 8th-9th grade in Algebra I at least once a week at my school. While they are completing practice problems, I try to talk them through it and explain why certain computations occur. This makes it more applicable for them.
I currently tutor 8th - 12th grade students in American History at my school. In tutoring the students, I teach them various concepts that will assist them in breaking down the material, which will then increase their comprehension of it. Many of the strategies used are in relation to reading.
I took classes in anatomy for my undergraduate degree in college, and I currently tutor in Anatomy at my school as well. Anatomy is a very visual subject and one that requires a lot of memorization. However, anatomy is also very applicable, and can be well understood with the right tools and learning strategies, which I can offer in this area.
I am licensed in Special Education: General Curriculum, Special Education: Adapted Curriculum, and have a Master's Degree in Special Education, which qualifies me to teach students with Aspergers. I have been teaching students in this area for 3 years in a self-contained setting (students with severe and profound disabilities (middle school) and students with emotional and behavioral disabilities (2nd-4th) teaching all subject areas. Currently, I teach a student with the Aspergers diagnosis in a small group setting; she's in the 9th grade. I work with her on organization, time management, study and test-taking skills, effective reading, participation in class discussions, completing homework, along with light tutoring.
I am licensed in Special Education: General Curriculum, Special Education: Adapted Curriculum, and have a Master's Degree in Special Education, which qualifies me to teach students with Autism. I taught students in this area for 2 years in a self-contained setting, teaching all subject areas, along with social and daily living skills that assisted them in being successful.
I have a Master's degree in Special Education, which makes me qualified to teach all subject areas K-12. I have taught all core subjects (math, science, reading, writing, social studies), in addition to social and daily living skills to grades 2nd - 5th on a daily basis. I have used textbooks, workbooks, printouts, games, activities (i.e. crafts, models), and the smartboard to all assist in successfully teaching each core lesson. In looking at the data, I observed that a combination of these approaches was effective.
I taught 4th grade science at an International Baccalaureate school (magnet school), which meant that we had to teach science in a way that embraced cultural diversity and that taught students' skills to be able to participate in an ever-changing global society. In other words, students could travel to or live in another country and they would be better adjusted and/or function normally because of the skills they were taught at our school.
Science is very hands-on and is great for Kinesthetic learners. I incorporate many kinesthetic tools that will help to increase learning and test scores.
I currently tutor in English for grades 6 - 11 at the school where I teach. We focus on comprehension of novels/short stories/poems and finding the underlining meanings, as well as answering literal questions. In addition to novels, we go over grammar, parts of speech, composition, as well as various other concepts.
I have taught grammar to elementary students and currently tutor middle and high school students in this area as well. I assist them in understanding the system of language, not just the "rules" of language.
I taught literature at an elementary level and now tutor middle and high school students in literature at my school. I focus on all of the literary terms included in literature (characters, plot, theme, setting, etc.), in addition to teaching students how to use various methods to comprehend the text they're reading.
I have used Microsoft Excel for many years and have great experience with it. I currently use it at least 3 times a week.
I have use Microsoft PowerPoint for several years, especially in high school, college, and to earn my Master's degree. I have also used it many times as a tool to teach my students.
I have a great deal of experience using Microsoft Word. I have used this program since I was in middle school. I use Word at least one to two times each day and know how to use it effectively.
I have had the experience of teaching the Reading Mastery and Orton Gillingham programs to students 1st - 4th on improving their phonics abilities. We focused on sounds and blends both verbally and in written form, which went along with worksheets, activities, and smartboard lessons that helped them to apply what they were learning. These programs were implemented 4 days a week for the extent of the school year.
I have taught reading at the elementary and middle school levels. I now currently tutor an elementary and high school student in reading using different activities that relate to the reading strategies: making inferences, fact and opinion, main idea, summarizing, character analysis, compare and contrast, sequencing, making connections, problem and solution, and cause and effect. These strategies can be incorporated at any level to assist the students in building comprehension of the text.
I participated in softball from elementary school until college. My position in high school was a pitcher, but when I got to college, I played mostly outfield. Since I majored in physical education in college and played for so many years, I have acquired the ability to teach and develop skills and strategies, whether it's hitting, fielding, pitching, catching, base-running, or making smart plays.
I am licensed in Special Education: General Curriculum and have a Master's Degree in Special Education, which qualifies me to teach students with special needs. I taught students in this area for 3 years in a self-contained setting (students with severe and profound disabilities (middle school) and students with emotional/behavioral disabilities (2nd-4th)) teaching all subject areas. Currently, the majority of students I teach have an ADD/ADHD diagnosis. They are instructed in a small group setting from grades 8th-11th with a focus on organization, time management, study and test-taking skills, effective reading, participation in class discussions, completing homework, etc.
I have taught spelling at the elementary level and middle school levels and have taught it using a systematic approach, which helps in explaining why words are spelled a certain way. Teaching spelling correctly also increases the ability for students to read correctly and effectively.
I am currently in a teaching position at Southlake Christian Academy where I specifically teach study skills to 8th-11th grade students. There is a study skills curriculum called "Skills for School Success" that I teach from that consists of 4 modules. The students have a workbook that goes with each module. We focus on organization, time management, study skills, test-taking strategies, effective reading practices, participating in presentations and discussions, and completing homework daily, along with some light tutoring.
I have taught vocabulary at the elementary level, and currently tutor in this area for middle and high school as well. A couple of the best ways to improve vocabulary is through repetition (through varying activities) and through application. Additionally, comprehension improves when students know what the words mean, having an extensive vocabulary improves all areas of communication — listening, speaking, reading and writing, and it also increases confidence and competence socially.
I participated in volleyball in middle school, high school, and then on an intramural team all through college. I will also be participating in a recreation league soon in Charlotte. Additionally, since I majored in physical education, I know how to teach the appropriate skills and fundamentals and how to develop those skills.
I currently tutor 8th - 12th grade students in world history at my school. In tutoring the students, I teach them a variety of strategies that will assist them in breaking down the material so that they will gain a better understanding of it. Many of the strategies used are in relation to reading.
I taught writing at both elementary and middle school levels. I currently tutor in writing at my school that involve grades 8th - 11th. I can tutor in any type of writing (i.e., narrative, descriptive, informative, imaginative, expository, and persuasive) and guide students through the process (i.e., pre-writing, writing, revising, editing, publishing). I also believe that the ultimate goal of writing is to help students recognize that they have opinions, ideas, and thoughts that are worth sharing with the world, and writing is an effective way of getting them out there.
I'm seeing great results. — I'm very pleased with the progress my son has made this year. I can see now how much his inability to focus impacts his reading ability, not just the dyslexia. His teachers are also impressed with his progress in spite of his focus problems. ...
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