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My name is Paula and I would like to take this opportunity to let you know that I am available for private tutoring. I am currently a stay at home mom, but am certified to teach elementary aged and ESL students. I taught kindergarten for eight years and have experience with several other grade levels. Currently, I am working part-time providing after school care to a family that has a 4, 7, 10, and 12 year old. I assist them with their homework and tutor them in areas of need. I would love to speak to you about the possibility of providing care, guidance and teaching support to your family.
I am an accomplished teacher with more than 12 years’ experience in teaching. Seven of those years were dedicated to educating kindergarten students. However, I have experience with several other grade levels. I have my permanent certification in elementary education to teach in New York (N-6) and in New Jersey (K-8). My Texas certification (EC-6) is pending. I majored in Elementary Education at Pace University in Pleasantville, New York (Grade Point Average - 3.85). Furthermore, I completed my first Master’s in Curriculum and Teaching at Fordham University in Tarrytown, New York (GPA - 4.0).
As I mentioned in my request for elementary certification, my job experience focuses on educating kindergarten students. The skills learned in kindergarten are fundamental in building the foundation of learning. This experience is directly relevant when teaching English to children and adults alike. At either level, skills have to be broken down to the basics for true and solid learning to occur.
Teaching English Language Learners has always been a passion of mine. I feel a connection to these students, since I was once an English Language Learner. When I started school, I didn’t know much English. Today, I am happy to say that I am bilingual in Portuguese and English. Knowing Portuguese has also helped me become fluent in French and has assisted me with acquiring a strong working knowledge of Spanish. I feel that my background in early education, my linguistic achievements, and my enthusiasm for the profession would only benefit those learning English as a second language. Furthermore, I obtained my second Master’s in Teaching English to Speakers of Other Languages at Grand Canyon University in Phoenix, Arizona (GPA - 4.0).
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