I am a certified teacher (preschool - 4th grade) with over 20 years experience working with students in various settings, such as public and private school and day care. I have experience working as a tutor, as well, both privately and in a school system. In one school, I helped students in reading and math. Some of them improved their grades by at least two letter grades. I've taught students who had no interest in reading and no concept of how to read and turned them into truly curious learners. I had one student who couldn't read and didn't know her entire alphabet when we started, but eventually was reading Harry Potter! I've also had experience working with special needs students as well (ADD/ADHD, LD, dyslexic, ESL, ED, ODD, Developmentally Delayed, and so on). I have many different ways of teaching material to students who are having difficulty, from games to new learning strategies to mnemonic devices. I'm very patient with my students and understand that change doesn't happen overnight, but it does happen! I've also been playing saxophone for nearly 40 years, am experienced at taking high quality photographs, and am mostly fluent in Spanish. Please contact me if you're seeking a true quality educator with excellent references for your PreK-6th grade student! Thank you!
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