My name is Sandy M. and I am searching for tutoring positions in the Manchester /Concord/Bedford area. I have taught in Pelham, NH for 40 years and enjoyed my career tremendously. Initially I taught Special Needs in a grade 5-8 school and then moved to our Elementary School where I teach a self-contained 5th grade classroom. Math is my favorite subject and I have had the opportunity to work with struggling mathematicians as well as those needing to be challenged. I feel that every child needs to master the basic fundamentals before proceeding to more difficult topics, yet I also feel that it is important to include practice with higher ordered thinking and the written explanation of mathematical understandings at every level. The teaching of reading and writing skills are a major part of my teaching responsibilities and I have had experience in both whole group and individual instruction. In the past, I have had the opportunity to use a variety of reading programs. My methods of teaching writing is based on the Six Traits, yet, depending on what skills a child is trying to improve, I may include mini-lessons from Barry Lane, John Collins or Mary Atwood.
I would also like to mention that I have, for the past 26 summers, had the opportunity to serve as a camp director. In this nontraditional learning setting, I have seen hundreds of children increase in self confidence, independence and gain an a curiosity for their environment which is invaluable.
Thank you for your consideration of my skills and interest in continuing to work with children through tutoring.
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