I am recently retired as a full time professionally certified teacher here in South Carolina. My endorsement areas on my teaching certificate are Art HQ (K-12) and Special Education-Emotionally Disabled HQ (K-12). I have a Masters Degree plus thirty hours. My professional license was renewed July 1, 2012 and will expire June 30, 2017.
I have taught all grade levels in the public schools (PreK-12th grades). I have taught in South Carolina's largest and smallest school districts. As an Art Teacher, I have experiences in elementary, middle school, and high school.
As a Special Educator, I have experiences teaching all core subject areas at all levels. As a Special Educator, I have taught ED students in self contained classes, alternative settings, and as a start up teacher on a Child & Adolescent Unit in a state psychiatric hospital.
I have vast experience tutoring and teaching on a one-to-one basis. I make every effort to focus on the student's individual needs, skill development, and specific learning problems. In our public schools I have spent numerous hours helping core subject teachers assist students with particular learning problems in those subject areas.
As a tutor I initially establish rapport with the individuals by surveying their interests and grasping an understanding of their learning problems. I set up a schedule and some time management practices to assist them with completing tasks. I emphasize teaching students how to eliminate distractions that interfere with their ability to stay on task. I try to make the tutoring session as pleasant as possible so that the student will appreciate learning and as a result become more motivated.
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