I am passionate about teaching the love of learning to elementary age children and children with special needs. I am a certified Elementary Education Teacher and a certified Teacher of Students with Visual Impairments and Blindness. My creativity, patience, compassion for special students and the desire to find the "aha" moments are behind my teaching methods.
I have taught nursery school students, gifted elementary students, and most currently, visually impaired and blind students. Motivating each student through active participation and moving at a speed appropriate and comfortable for each child is important to me. Building a rapport with each student and creating a comfort zone are important aspects of creating a learning environment conducive to learning.
I have been successful in working with students on a one-to-one basis for over 20 years. It is most rewarding when former students contact me and thank me for teaching them a specific skill that has helped them to be independent and confident young adults. Yes....I am passionate about teaching and wouldn't trade professions for anything in the world.
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