Athens State (EdD)
I am a 55 year-old female, who has been working with young children in a professional capacity for fifteen years, and am currently still employed. I raised my three daughters as a single parent, all of which are college graduates. Each one began kindergarten able to read.
I received a degree in accounting in 1984, and worked in that field until my first daughter was born in 1988. I was a stay-at-home mother until my third daughter was four, when I went back to school for my education degree. During that time, I also worked for Decatur City Schools as a substitute teacher. After receiving my degree, I was a second-grade teacher for one year, then began working for the Headstart program, where I am still current employed.
I excel in language and math, especially in the areas of vocabulary and grammar. I believe that every child can learn, that instruction must be attuned to real-life situations, and that learning can be fun. I have good logic skills, and I am methodical and organized. I use the child's interests in planning lessons, including using literature to initiate all subjects. In areas of math and science, a hands-on approach is most affective, and I have many materials for implementing lessons.
I am frequently asked to edit co-workers' college papers. I am an avid reader, reading at least two books per week. I believe a love of reading is one of the most important attributes for success in school.
I have experience working individually with young children and maintain wonderful relationships with both the children and their parents.
My schedule is totally free after school hours and on weekends. I am comfortable with working in your home or at the public library, or at any location you wish. I look forward to meeting you and beginning a fun learning experience. I am a 55 year-old female, who has been working with young children in a professional capacity for fifteen years, and am currently still employed. I raised my three daughters as a single parent, all of which are college graduates. Each one began kindergarten able to read.
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