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I work as a paraeducator in our school district at the grade school, middle school, and high school levels. I have the opportunity daily to work with individuals with ADD/ADHD, and it is a wonderful experience to be a part of unlocking that potential inside of them!
I have provided both private tutoring and substitute teaching in the district for the Washington core subjects in elementary education (K-6th) which includes the ability to teach occupational education (e.g. Microsoft office word, powerpoint, excel ), science (Botany, Chemistry, Mineralogy Biology, Astronomy, Geology, Microbiology Palaeontology, Pathology, Entomology, Seismology, Forestry,Ichthyology), mathematics (multiplication, division, addition, subtraction), social studies (Ancient civilizations, Egyption history, American history, World History), health, reading, writing, spelling, and the development of an appreciation of art and music. (17 years of piano instruction and music composition including college credit for music)
I have homeschooled my own three children during much of their time in the elementary grades. They are currently in middle school and high school and have maintained 4.0 GPAs throughout the last three years.
Certified National Academy of Sports Medicine (NASM) physical fitness trainer. Initial certification was earned in January of 2009. Recertification required every two years. Last recertification accomplished in January of 2011. Current and qualified with Red Cross AED/CPR.
I have 12 years of formal education on the piano including two semesters of college credits. I have performed and won in numerous competitions throughout grade school and high school.
Spending many hours weekly working with children with special needs has been one of the most fulfilling jobs I have ever done. To make a difference in a child's life is humbling, and that can be especially true with a child with special needs. As a substitute paraeducator in the school district, I get this wonderful opportunity daily with grade school, middle school, and high school students.
The different approaches to learning including organization, processing new information, retention, and ability to demonstration in settings to include instruction and evaluation. This set of skills is important in the academic process and critical to grasping concepts in a time sensitive world.
Teaching these skills has been the backbone of my arsenal as an instructor of 24 years. The ability to react in a fire hose environment, and the discipline to stay the course during a slower pace are necessary to achieve higher learning in a classroom setting. This, coupled with repetition, appropriate memorization, and deep understanding all contribute to a student's success.