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Janet W.

Fairhope, AL

$40/hour

Patient, Knowledgeable and Experienced Elementary Teacher

In-person lessons
Background check passed as of 3/16/16

$40/Hour


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Louisiana State University
Elementary Education

Education

Louisiana State University (Elementary Education)

About Janet

I taught first, second and fourth graders in the Arlington Independent School District for forty-one years. Since retiring, I have been hired as a tutor for first and second graders in reading and math at elementary schools in Arlington. I have also done a limited amount of tutoring through a private foundation in Fort Worth.

I am the type of person who enjoys people. I have a track record of successfully working with parents. From my experience, I believe that it is essential for a child to master the fundamentals of learning in the first few grades in order to be successful in the years ahead. Once a child is behind in academic skills, it tends to lower self esteem and causes a variety of social issues. This needs to be addressed as early as possible.

I use Systematic Sequential Phonics and Words Their Way with beginning readers. I have leveled readers to accommodate students at their own ability level. I have testing materials to determine a student's developmental level and to set expectations. For children who need to develop comprehension skills , I focus on teaching a child through the analysis of reading passages. I also address weaknesses in written expression through a systematic approach both in the writing of fiction and non-fiction.

I graduated with a Bachelor of Science Degree from Louisiana State University and have had many hours of specialized trading through my school district.

I have a great deal of patience and love to work with children in order to build academic strength. I find that to be very rewarding.
I taught first, second and fourth graders in the Arlington Independent School District for forty-one years. Since retiring, I have been hired as a tutor for first and second graders in reading and math at elementary schools in Arlington. I have also done a limited amount of tutoring through a private foundation in Fort Worth.

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Policies
Cancellation
4 hours notice required
Travel Radius
Travels within 5 miles of Fairhope, AL 36532
Background Check: Passed
In-person lessons
English:
Reading
Special Needs:
Phonics
Elementary Education:
Handwriting,
Phonics,
Reading,
Spelling,
Study Skills

Approved subjects are in bold.

Approved subjects

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Handwriting

I have taught students in grades one and two for over forty years. With this experience, I focused on teaching manuscript with a structured approach. I then monitored my students to make sure that they were implementing this method.

Phonics

I have attended many hours of teacher training through the Arlington Independent School District on the various methods to teach children to read. I am also currently employed by that district as a reading tutor. Most of my experience is in teaching first and second grades where there is an emphasis on using phonics to teach reading.

Reading

I have many years of experience and each year I was required by Arlington ISD to attend additional hours of teacher training. I am certified to work with learners with reading difficulties.

Spelling

I have many years of experience in teaching children to spell.

Louisiana State University
Elementary Education

Education

Louisiana State University (Elementary Education)

Hourly rate

Standard Hourly Rate: $40.00

Cancellation: 4 hours notice required

Travel policy

Janet will travel within 5 miles of Fairhope, AL 36532.