I have been blessed to work with a student who had a low 30 in their Algebra class. After working with this student and providing strategies, the students grade by the end of the year was in the low 80's. The student was able to use my techniques and strategies to help them be successful. I believe I can pass this knowledge on to other students on their path of learning.
I currently hold a teaching certification, generalist EC - 6. I also worked from 2003 to 2012 in a school district working with students in grades K- 5th.
Most kids struggle with math. Teaching kids to use a variety of strategies, mnemonics, etc., can allow them to be successful. I have worked in a school district for approximately 8 years and was fortunate enough to help students with their math skills.
I believe my understanding of the learning objectives for elementary math will assist me is helping students achieve these goals.
Science can be lots of fun. Science is all around us and teaching students to see, discuss and explore science can inspire them to be better students. Teaching kids to use a variety of strategies, mnemonics, etc., can allow them to be successful.
I have worked in a school district for approximately 8 years and was fortunate to help students with their science skills. I believe my understanding of the learning objectives for elementary science will assist me is helping students achieve these goals.
I have been working with computers for over 30 years. I believe I have a great understanding of computers. I was a computer based training programmer and desktop application developer; therefore, I have a good understanding of how applications work. I would love the opportunity to share my knowledge with a student needing assistance mastering the the computer.
Hard Of Hearing
I am a certified interpreter for the deaf and hard of hearing. I worked in a school district from 2003 to 2012 as an interpreter.
While working with a major mortgage company, I was given the opportunity to test Microsoft Excel. During this time, our computers would shutdown randomly. This would cause me to lose valuable material and I would have to start again. This experience allowed me to learn the program.
Over a period of 11 years, I was the technical trainer on Excel. Co-workers would contact me when they hit a wall. I believe my experience would be valuable to anyone needing assistance with learning this product.
While working for a major mortgage company, I was responsible for training employees how to use PowerPoint accurately and to create beautiful useful presentations. I was also responsible for making a variety of presentations using this program.
PowerPoint is a wonderful tool for creating presentations, note pages, outlines, etc. I believe with my knowledge and expertise, I can help anyone create a wonderful PowerPoint presentation.
As a technical writer for a major mortgage company, I created 15 trainee and trainer manuals in Publisher. Using this application daily for approximately 8 years, I believe I am more than qualified to assist someone in learning this program.
When I started working for a major mortgage company in 1992, when Microsoft came out with their product, our company was one of the first to accept the product across the board. I was on the team to test and learn the product. I have used Microsoft products since then and am confident in my abilities in helping someone learn the product.
I have used Microsoft Word since the product was originally created. I love this product and believe I can help anyone create beautiful documents. I have been responsible for creating correspondences, reports and other documents.
I believe I have a strong foundation for completing math. I believe working with students and offering them a clear strategy for completing each problem. Focusing vocabulary helps students to determine exactly what the question is asking in the word problem. I believe I can assist students in achieving their learning goals.
As an interpreter for the deaf and hard of hearing, I understand the English language and its complexities. I believe reading is important and can assist students to be active learners. As students, read I encourage them to ask themselves questions. Who is the story about? What are they doing? What do you think will happen next? This causes the student to be an active participant in reading and helps them with their comprehension.
I was blessed to work with two 2nd graders in this area. They came to me reading at a kindergarten level and at the end of the year, they were reading at a 1st grade level. The strategies I use help students to sound out words and become better readers.
I am a certified interpreter for the deaf and hard of hearing. During my first year of employment with a school district, I studied for the certification test. At the end of a year, I took the test and passed the first time. I have been dedicated to facilitating communication between deaf and hard of hearing clients and hearing clients.
I have recently graduated with my Master's in Creative Writing. The biggest challenge students have with writing is the blank page before them. Helping students use outlines, webs, or prompts allows them to begin creating. Once students have a start, then we work on revising to ensure the writing supports the main idea. Once they have revised, then we work on editing.
In this process we are looking for capitalization, punctuation and spelling. I believe this gives students an opportunity to gain confidence and find pleasure in writing.