I have been tutoring for over six years. I have been an elementary teacher for 17 years. As such, I have experience in teaching reading, writing and math skills, along with science, literature, and most other classes offered in the elementary, middle school, and high school areas of study. I earned my Bachelor of Education at the University of Hawaii, Manoa Campus, my Masters of Science was earned at Utah State University, and I earned a certificate to teach English as a Second Language from Weber State University in Utah. My Master's degree is in Education, with an emphasis in Gifted and Talented. I taught in public schools in Salt Lake City, Utah and for a private school here in Las Vegas. I have a music background, and have taught private piano lessons to beginning students.
I believe everyone can learn, when given the opportunity to develop sufficient background in an area. Learning grows from previous knowledge, and when that previous knowledge is missing, it requires effort to build enough background to comprehend the current necessary learning. Students often want specific aid in current class assignments, but the required assistance will come from tracing the history of learning, and discovering where the gap in that knowledge lies, and constructing sufficient background knowledge to allow the student to successfully complete school assignments independently. My goal, then, would be to assist you to gain enough understanding and self-trust to no longer need my support, allowing you to achieve success in your class assignments and activities on your own.
I have had much experience with many world cultures, as my husband was active duty Navy for 21 years. We lived in Guam, Alaska, Hawaii, and Gibraltar, as well as in the United States. This, and the experiences of my own children, has given me an understanding of cultures, and the struggle to fit into a new culture successfully.
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