I have a degree in education, and was certified in the state of New York. I have since been teaching my four children at home and all are successful students. I am a proctor for the Iowa Test of Basic Skills, and my children have been tested regularly to assess their progress. My oldest is a senior and is a National Merit Scholar semi-finalist (awaiting the next stage of elimination.) With the exception of some of the higher level sciences, I have taught them all academic subjects, plus given them a good basis in the arts.
I love children and teaching. There is nothing like the thrill of watching a young child first catch on to reading, or seeing the light go on as they first understand a math or grammar concept. I believe in teaching until mastery, not giving a poor grade and moving on, but continuing to reinforce a skill until it is firmly learned, while also not boring a student with busy work, but challenging him as he is ready to receive more.
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