I have twenty years experience teaching and taught a variety of elementary grade levels in Texas and New York. I currently teach fourth grade and tutor several students during the school year. I have ten years' experience as a tutor. My specialty is preparing students for the fourth grade STAAR Writing tests and I have also tutored students in preparation for third and fourth grade STAAR Reading and Math. However, I currently tutor students in first and eighth grade, as well, and have extensive experience working with ELL students.
I have a BA in English and a MS in Education and am certified in G/T and ESL education. I spearheaded an after school homework program at my current school, taught TAKS and STAAR Camps for the last ten years, and have worked with the University of Texas writing Texas State History curriculum and aligning their UTEACH program to the Texas standards, or TEKS. I am a member of my school's advisory committee, and have organized after school activities, such as an annual Geography Bee.
I will once again work part time with the University of Texas in June aligning their UTEACH program to the state standards, but am available to tutor in June and throughout this summer. I will be able to negotiate additional tutoring once school starts again.
I grew up in the Netherlands, have traveled widely, speak Dutch, and look forward to getting to know you and your child.
I can supply references upon request.
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