Northeastern Illinois University (Elementary Education)
I am a mom of two...a daughter who is 18, and leaving for college, and a son, who is 13, and is in 8th grade. Originally from Chicago, I have always been working with kids from the time I would babysit at 12 years old, and just loved every minute of it! I became a camp counselor, day care teacher, and went into elementary education in college. I received my BA in elementary education at Northeastern IL. University, and got married and moved to AZ in 1996. I have been teaching kindergarten, many preschool aged children, PE, and have tutored kids from kindergarten through second grade. I have also worked one on one with an autistic child, privately in his home. My specialty has always been reading, grammar, writing, and spelling.
I have most recently been working in preschools, ranging from ages two through Pre-K. The love I have with children is never ending, and I feel the younger years are some of the most important years for learning, and gaining a knowledge of where they stand in school, at all levels.
I believe I am someone who has a great knowledge and comprehension in reading skills, having knowledge in phonetics, grammar usage, as well as correct writing skills...covering the basic fine motor skills in small children, learning the first steps to beginning writing.
I have always been very personable with the children I have worked with, and have always had a great rapport with the families I have worked with. It is very important to gain their trust with their child, as well as them gaining my trust, as their teacher. I feel it's important to fully know the family inside and out, to better suit the needs to their child. I enjoy learning about the family, as a whole, and love to experience each individual learning styles everyone has.
I am free Mondays-Fridays, from 9am-1:00/1:30pm.
I am a mom of two...a daughter who is 18, and leaving for college, and a son, who is 13, and is in 8th grade. Originally from Chicago, I have always been working with kids from the time I would babysit at 12 years old, and just loved every minute of it! I became a camp counselor, day care teacher, and went into … Read more
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