I can help children with ADD/ADHD focus and get more out of their study time and lessons
Relevant College Credit:
Early Childhood Education
Early Childhood Development
While a licensed home day care provider for approximately 10 years I was also a certified respite care provider for children with special needs and an approved provider for Catholic Social Services clients. I cared for older children as well as preschool. In addition, my experience includes volunteer work with the Head Start program in Illinois. I have raised three children of my own. The youngest has ADD, has always maintained a B average or better and is now attending a major university.
I will provide an overview of art history from ancient times to modern. I can also assist in study habits for drafting reports and to retain information for testing.
Relevant College Credit:
World Art I & II
Medieval Art History
Contemporary Art History
I have been studying the Bible for over 20 years and have gained a solid bank of knowledge. I began studying because of my basic faith but later in my teen years I began to study in depth as I began to question. As an adult I continue to study because I am always discovering something new. I use reference materials in addition to the Bible including history books, historical documents and dependable Internet resources.
I have been cooking since I was a child. I believe I can teach anyone basic cooking skills as well as menu planning and food budgeting.
I will teach basic drawing in different media or critique and help refine the more experienced art student.
I am an experienced artist. My favorite drawing media are charcoal and graphite. I have earned my Bachelor of Fine Arts degree with a minor in art history graduating Cum Laude.
I was a licensed home day care provider for approximately 10 years while my own children were small. I cared for school age children, as well as younger children. While running the licensed day care I didn't just babysit. I taught lessons and helped the school age children with their schoolwork. I also volunteered with the Head Start program, was a certified respite care provider for children with special needs, and an approved provider for Catholic Social Services clients. In addition, I have raised three children of my own. The youngest has ADD and has always maintained a B average or better.
I personally enjoy science very much and would love to share that enthusiasm with my students.
Having lived in South America and having learned a foreign language (Spanish) on my own has helped equip me to assist persons desiring to learn English as a second language. I understand how difficult it is being in a foreign country, what it takes to learn a language that is not native, as well as the nuances of usage vs. direct translation.
I have a variety of experiences tutoring ESL/EFL, from tutoring entire families to individuals. I have tutored persons from Europe and the Americas. I thoroughly enjoy this subject as I love learning about my students and their culture as they learn and/or perfect their English.
Good grammar is essential for good communication. I help my students get their ideas across to their audience in an effective way, whether in writing or in speech.
I will provide instruction to the beginning painter in oil painting, watercolor, gouache or tempera, and acrylic.
I can provide more advanced instruction in oil painting as that is one of my favorite painting mediums and where I have the most experience.
I am an experienced artist and I have earned my Bachelor of Fine Arts degree with a minor in art history graduating Cum Laude.
I will teach reading and spelling techniques using phonics while also providing information regarding exceptions to the phonics rules.
My relevant college credits include: Early Childhood Education, Early Childhood Development and Developmental Psychology.
I am currently teaching K-6 subjects, especially ELA, in one of the local school systems. I learned reading with the phonics system. I have many years of experience working with young children through being a licensed day care provider, volunteering at Head Start, working in the Achievement School District, and raising my own three children.
I am an artist and I have experience as well as college credit in photography. I use both manual focus SLR cameras and digital cameras. Because I don't have a personal dark room I would prefer to teach digital photography which would include taking the pictures, loading them onto a computer and editing. If desired I can teach some basics about manual focus SLR cameras and their usage as well.
I am very detail oriented when editing documents. My eye picks up even small errors in almost anything I read, as well as in movies and speeches.
I love to read and I will share my passion for reading with my students. One reason people struggle with reading is that they don't see the value. Because they find it difficult it doesn't seem fun or worth the trouble. Once a person learns how, then they are able to explore all of the new worlds reading opens to them. I believe that reading should be fun. Even when it doesn't seem to be, such as a class assignment in a subject a student finds "boring," it can still be viewed in a positive way when you know how to find and understand the information needed. I look forward to helping anyone to read. It's like opening a door to a brand new world.
I would be happy to teach basic sewing, both manual as well as the threading and operation of a sewing machine.
I was a certified respite care provider in Illinois. I have experience working with children with various developmental and/or learning challenges including ADD, ADHD, and physical disabilities. I also have experience working with the elderly.
There are keys to studying any topic efficiently and effectively. These include: Time management, Environment, Identification of key information when reading, Memory tools, such as acronyms, familiar relatable clues, personalization of the material, and repetition, and The Cornell System of notetaking.
Teaching vocabulary is a rewarding experience for student and teacher. Having a good vocabulary enables you to communicate well in a broad variety of environments and with many types of people. I will teach vocabulary according to the student's needs and I will also provide the student with tools to help when my tutoring time is completed.
I took Accelerated Composition in college and currently still write poetry, short stories, and journal. I'll be happy to assist anyone struggling with writing. Each situation is unique just as each assignment is unique, so I am unable to delineate here exactly what a lesson would entail. I can say that I will try to make lessons fun, as well as useful.