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I am a public school teacher and have been one for 37 years. I have been ESL certified for 24 years. I have had great success with many students. I have a history of bringing students from beginner level to advanced level or advanced high level in one year or less. I believe in English immersion and teaching vocabulary in context, rather than in isolation. I focus on reading and writing at the same time as speaking and listening, as reading and writing are evaluated more often in school, and vital to school success.This summer, I will be the lead ESL teacher for my building's summer school session. I would be excited to work with both adults and children, and know that with effort by both tutor and student, fluency in English is attainable. I am most comfortable working from my home as I have a wide variety of materials available, but am also willing to travel if necessary.
I am a certified Texas teacher (all subjects K-8, with additional ESL and GT certification), with 37 years of classroom experience. I am currently employed full-time in Alief ISD, and have been since 1981. I have both a B.Ed. and M.Ed.
I am a certified Texas teacher (all subjects K-8, with additional ESL and GT certification), with 37 years of classroom experience. I have both a B.Ed. and M.Ed. I have been trained in both Spencerian, Palmer and D'Nealian handwriting styles, and instruct my students in handwriting as a regular part of the Language Arts curriculum.
I am a certified Texas teacher (all subjects K-8, with additional ESL and GT certification), with 37 years of classroom experience teaching reading. Of course phonics and phonemic awareness are vital components in the elementary reading curriculum. I am also skilled in teaching upper level phonics, which focuses on learning word meaning by analyzing Greek and Latin roots, prefixes and suffixes.
I am a certified Texas teacher (all subjects, K-8) with additional ESL and GT certification. I have a total of 37 years classroom experience. I have prepared students for standardized testing every year, most recently for STAAR. This year my class had a 100% passing rate, with most students showing above acceptable annual growth.
I have been trained to teach AVID study skills and Thinking Maps to organize student thinking about academic content. I have worked with several middle and high school students to become more organized in their studies. In my regular classroom organization, note-taking, time management and overall study skills are incorporated into the curriculum.
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