I'm a certified math teacher, who has tutored students in algebra for 5 years. In addition, I have the equivalent of a math minor from Wheaton College (except for the computer science courses they required).
I received a BA in elementary education from Wheaton College, as well as Illinois teacher certification for grades K-8. I spent 2 years substitute teaching, which included all elementary grades. I also have spent the past 6 years home-schooling my own 3 elementary-aged children (ages 6, 9, and 10).
I'm a certified elementary teacher, with specializations in math and English. I've also home-schooled my own 3 elementary-aged children for the past 6 years. I love math and helping kids understand the important foundations at a young age!
I am an elementary school teacher, as well as a home-schooling mom, with years of experience in teaching science in a hands-on way. I include reading, writing and math in my science lessons, but also find it invaluable to have real-life experiences with my students. Sometimes that looks like an experiment; other times it looks like a nature walk. Science comes alive when we use our five senses to explore the world around us.
My formal qualification is that I have a degree in teaching, with a specialty in English. But my informal qualification is that I have always loved words and been told that I'm quite good at using them. I love to read and am a firm believer that reading quality literature contributes in so many ways to one's ideas, skills, and maturity.
I'm a certified math teacher, with a math minor from Wheaton College and experience in tutoring geometry students. It's one of my favorite areas of math!
I'm a certified math teacher, who has tutored students in prealgebra for five years. In addition, I have the equivalent of a math minor from Wheaton College. Since prealgebra is critical to future math classes, I take it very seriously. I do my best to keep the learning as practical and hands-on as possible, using word problems, pictures, and topics of interest to the student.
I have three years of experience helping students with test-taking skills. I also have a math teaching certification to help students review all of the math needed on the PSAT.
I am a certified teacher, specializing in math and English, as well as a home-schooling mom with years of experience in teaching reading. For the beginning reader, I combine repetitious practice with fun activities like the memory game. For older readers, I strongly believe that learning will best occur when we're reading something we enjoy. Yet I strive to introduce my students to the best writing available. I have no time for mediocrity. Finally, for all readers, I advocate reading aloud (and being read to). This is one of my family's favorite activities.
I'm a certified math teacher, who got a 760 on my SAT math test. In addition, I have the equivalent of a math minor from Wheaton College. I use SAT preparation books and discuss test-taking strategies.
I have worked on spelling with my home-schooled children for the past 5 years. I use "Spelling Power" to tailor lists to an individual's level. I also use many fun hands-on activities to help correct spellings become second-nature. One of my own children has mild dyslexia, but we've been able to improve her spelling hugely in the past 2 years.
I'm a certified math teacher, who has tutored students in trigonometry for 2 years. In addition, I have the equivalent of a math minor from Wheaton College. I've been told I'm patient and good at explaining some of the tough concepts in this upper level of math. When I can, I use real-life examples and diagrams to make concepts clearer.
My formal qualification is that I have a degree in teaching, with a specialty in English. But my informal qualification is that I have always loved words and been told that I'm quite good at using them. I love to read and am a firm believer that the reading of good writing contributes greatly to becoming a good writer. I also currently home-school my three children and work with them daily on the art of writing. My goal is to help students reach the point where they can pinpoint problem areas in their own writing and figure out how to improve. This is a process! But even early on, it's the approach that I take.