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Rebecca S.

Phenix City, AL

$40/hour

Retired teacher with 30 years experience

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Ga College and State University
Special Education
early childhood
Other
Specialist
MEd

Education

Ga College and State University (Special Education)

early childhood (Other)

Specialist (MEd)

About Rebecca

I am a retired teacher with 30 years of experience. I have taught in elementary, middle and high school settings. I have also taught GED classes for adults. I am certified Early Childhood and Special Education Teacher. I have a Bachelors degree and Masters degree in Special Education. I have a Specialist degree in Early Childhood

The majority of my career was in elementary school. I taught Special Education for 26 years, math lab for 1 year and 3rd grade for 3 years. With a background in Special Education, I have a great deal of experience in teaching a concept in a variety of ways . By using a variety of instructional methods , the students are more likely to master a concept.
I enjoy tutoring because I get to work one -on-one with a child. I can give the child immediate feedback as well as correct as misunderstandings. This setting also gives me the opportunity to see a child master a concept. Every teacher knows that one of the most satisfying and exciting part of teaching is when a child understands what is being taught.

Over my years of teaching, I have been given the opportunity to learn a variety of strategies to teach math concepts. I taught a Math Lab which consisted of teaching grades 1-5 .On Monday through Thursday, I taught the whole class. On Fridays, I pulled small groups for remediation on the math concepts that they were struggling with.

As reading teacher, I have taught every aspect of reading from basic reading skills to reading comprehension. As a teacher, I have taught phonics for the last ten years .Some reading comprehension strategies that I use are graphic organizers, modeling, guided practice,summarizing and QAR ( questioning and answering strategies. QAR is a strategy that helps the child determine the type of question and how it should be answered . For example, some questions are right there in the text. While other questions, the child must use what they have read and prior knowledge to answer the question. In the 2013-2014, I had 96 % of my students meet the standards for Reading as measured by the standardized test. In the following years, 90% of my students have made gains in their reading skills as measured by formal assessment. The last two years, The GA Milestones has been the standardized test. The first two years have been a no harms year which means it does not count for or against a child's academic success.

Over my thirty years of teaching, I have taught at the elementary level for 26 of those years. As a part of my teaching, I always included study skills such as organizing information , study cards and test taking skills. I incorporate a variety of ways to understand and remember information. I taught students at all grade levels from K-5 grade.

I know that I can be of benefit to your child. I have a wealth of knowledge, skills and strategies to teach reading and math. I incorporate games to making learn fun and engaging for all ages . I have a very flexible schedule since I am retired.
I am a retired teacher with 30 years of experience. I have taught in elementary, middle and high school settings. I have also taught GED classes for adults. I am certified Early Childhood and Special Education Teacher. I have a Bachelors degree and Masters degree in Special Education. I have a Read more

Policies
Travel Radius
Travels within 30 miles of Phenix City, AL 36870
In-person lessons
Math:
Elementary Math
English:
Reading
Elementary Education:
Elementary (K-6th),
Elementary Math, Reading, Spelling, Study Skills

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Elementary (K-6th)

I am certified Early Childhood and Special Education Teacher. I have a Bachelors degree and Masters degree in Special Education. I have a Specialist degree in Early Childhood. I have taught in an Elementary School setting for over 20 years. I have experience teaching grades K-5 in reading and math.

Study Skills

As an educator, I have always included study skills as a part of any subject that I have taught. I teach the students to organize the information. I also teach them strategies such as study the hardest subject first, have a goal when you study and plan when you are going to study.

Ga College and State University
Special Education
early childhood
Other
Specialist
MEd

Education

Ga College and State University (Special Education)

early childhood (Other)

Specialist (MEd)

Hourly rate

Standard Hourly Rate: $40.00

Travel policy

Rebecca will travel within 30 miles of Phenix City, AL 36870.