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I have been working within the education industry for 17 years. I have experience in a plethora of settings including: the independent school district as a special needs teacher, a Montessori school teacher's aid and a special needs in home tutor with children.
In the collegiate setting, I have attained a master tutor's license and have experience as a tutor of undergraduate and graduate students and as a professor of college students. I have a master's degree in psychology and an undergraduate degree in development of family and childhood education.
I have experience in working with the general population students as well as children and adults with learning disabilities, diagnoses such as ADD/ADHD, autism spectrum students and international (ESL) students.
It's my pleasure to tutor elementary level students in all subject areas and high school/college level students in writing and human sciences and humanities subjects such as psychology, sociology and anthropology.
All of my experience has taught me that every person has the right, ability and desire to learn. My job is to create the motivation and to the find the right learning tools for each individual. As an educator, I create a unique learning plan for each of my students that will best fit their learning style, ability level and desired outcomes. My role encompasses that of a cheer leader, teacher, mentor and confidant, providing my students with the support they need to be successful!
I have 17 years of experience working with elementary aged children. As part of this experience I was a certified elementary special needs teacher. I have also worked in private Montessori schools as a teacher's aid and in the homes of special needs children as a tutor.
In working with elementary school children as a tutor, I have implemented phonics into reading practice with all of my students. I feel phonics are the building blocks of reading and spelling. I have experience using phonics for tutoring and used phonics as an elementary special education inclusion teacher.
I have worked with special needs children and adults alike. I have worked in the ISD as a certified special needs elementary teacher. I have also tutored special needs children with a variety of diagnoses.
In the collegiate realm, I continue to work as a tutor/academic coach for my alma mater, University of Houston Clear Lake.
I have received training for and am now certified as a mater tutor. I am currently working as a tutor/academic coach for the University of Houston Clear Lake. There I work with students to enhance their study habits, test taking abilities and time management skills.
Great Tutor — My 2 boys require a lot of practice and help with various elementary subjects. Penni has been very helpful and patient. My boys really like her. She's very flexible, experienced, and a pleasure to work with. ...
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