I am very qualified to tutor students with ADD/ADHD. I have been teaching for seven years and usually have at least four to five children a year who have it. I've taken several workshops pertaining to this subject in order to help my students focus on their strengths more so than their weaknesses. A few strategies for students who have ADD/ADHD that very well include:a checklist of the day's assignments,color-coded folders,desks organized,hands-on learning,and especially positive reinforcement. My favorite quote is "Tell me and I'll forget. Show me and I'll remember. Involve me and I'll understand."
I am very qualified to teach K-6th students due to the the fact that I have a Dual Certification in Elementary Education and Special Education as well as being HQT certified in K-6th. I taught first grade as a student teacher, as well as becoming a substitute teacher for almost five months and was exposed to a wide variety of curriculums at different grade levels. I taught everything from Science,Math, Social Studies, and English. By being able to work with students on all levels, I truly believe that is what made me become the teacher I am today.
I am very qualified to teach English. I have been teaching English to my fifth and sixth grade students for over six years. I help them to understand reading, writing short stories, and grammar.
I teach "GRAMMAR" to both fifth and sixth grade students. Knowing the eight parts of speech is mandatory because it helps create good sentences as well as using the English grammar properly. In order to reach every single child's learning style, I teach grammar in a variey of ways so they can comprehend, learn, and just have fun.
When teaching English, proofreading is a necessity. When writing, it's very important to proofread your work because, what you leave out of a sentence can be as important as what you put in the sentence. I teach my students a few simple strategies such as: (1) read your work backwards, (2) read your work out loud, (3) avoid distractions, and (4) read over your work VERY slowly.
First, the good news: It's not true that most people fear public speaking more than death. If you are one that, (1)avoids public speaking opportunities because of high anxiety, (2)start to sweat,and (3)just shake in sheer terror. I'm just the teacher you're looking for! I've been teaching public speaking to students for several years with great success. I tell them it's like telling a story to your friends just with a little research involved. Students who once were "Shaking in their boots" are now strong, confident, and now stand with their head held high. My students no longer fear public speaking they embrace it!
What students don't realize is that reading can be a lot of fun especially if it's something they're interested in. It can help develop a child's imagination,it improves their vocabulary which leads to more highly- developed language skills, and is a great form of entertainment.
Reading also helps children develop empathy, because they're identifying with the character in the story so they're feeling what he's feeling. One of my greatest accomplishments throughout the year is seeing how their reading skills have flourished by the end of the year.
Spelling is always the hardest subject for my students to learn. I convey to my students that spelling is indeed very important because it aids in reading. If children do not learn to spell, how are they going to write reports and have them make sense? This will invariably affect your child's grade and possibly determine his/her future success in life. I can help your child LOVE the art of spelling while building their confidence along the way!
I believe that "Time Management" is the component to successful study habits as well as organization. Over the years I've taught several students who have difficulty in that particular area. Every year I have students in my class who desperately need help and I'm more than willing to help every child succeed. Recently, I had a child make me a very special card thanking me for helping her become more organized and teaching her how to keep her desk free from clutter so she can easily find her books, homework, and not spend countless minutes looking for these items. She now has the proper tools for studying and is receiving A's in every class, just like I knew she could and I'm very proud of her!
I believe that having a "Strong Vocabulary" is extremely important. I tell my students that with a better and larger vocabulary you can speak and write more eloquently. It will also allow you to communicate ideas, thoughts, and emotions to those around us.
I've been teaching writing skills for over six years. I believe writing, reading, and communication go hand in hand. If you don't have great writing skills how will you effectively communicate with others? In the world today professionals spend more time each day writing and are inundated with written communication (e-mails, reports, memos, and such), so it's imperative that students are prepared and know how to write well.