I'm a mother of seven children, ages 13 to 31. I want every child to succeed in gaining the tools of learning. I have home taught all of my children for a portion of their school years so that they each successfully transitioned to public school with academic success. I have 19 years of experience teaching my own children pre-school through 6th grade
. I enjoy working one-on-one. I believe I can augment your child's instruction to help them succeed in mastering basic language
skills to give them a strong academic start.
I have enjoyed the privilege of tutoring home-schooling parents, showing them a simple, effective and inexpensive way to teach reading
, handwriting and sentence writing
I use a multi-sensory, phonics
-based approach for students beginning to learn to read, write and spell. Students can start from scratch and become proficient readers, spellers and writers using this brain-friendly method.
Do you need more advanced writing skills help? I will walk students through practice writing assignments or their own writing, implementing proofreading
skills to help them identify trouble spots. Students will learn to edit for spelling, punctuation, grammar
, paragraph content, transitions and overall flow of thought, improved vocabulary
and other elements of good writing. After practice, students will demonstrate more advanced writing skills!
Practical Elementary Math
Skills: I can help elementary students better understand basic math
concepts, demonstrating concepts with visuals and tactile manipulatives. Students will be guided in working basic mathematical problems, and drill on basic math facts to become proficient in practical math applications.
I have an Associate of Arts degree from Glendale Community College. I received an A in Beginning Intensive Phonics Application from Seattle Pacific University.