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chabot college (Early childhood education)
My name is Christina V. I'm Greek American. I enjoy spending time with my family, relaxing by watching TV or reading, going to the gym and traveling. I graduated from Chabot College in 1999 with an AA Degree in Early Childhood education. When I graduated high school I worked at a home daycare and after college I worked at a preschool as a teacher aide.
During the school year of 2002, I got hired for Pittsburg Unified School district and I am currently still an employee. I have experience with Preschool- 5th grade. I've e been a 1-on-1 aide, I've worked in a SDC classroom and currently I'm a resource aide. I help students who need help with reading and math.
I'm a mother to twins, a boy and a girl who are 7 years old. I am a Greek dance instructor at my church for the elementary kids ages 5 - 11 years old and I also volunteer with teaching Sunday school. I applied to become a tutor because I want to help kids who are struggling with certain subjects in school to give them extra help that they can't receive in the classroom. I feel by being a tutor my students will succeed in their classroom and also outside their classroom.
My name is Christina V. I'm Greek American. I enjoy spending time with my family, relaxing by watching TV or reading, going to the gym and traveling. I graduated from Chabot College in 1999 with an AA Degree in Early Childhood education.
My daughter really enjoyed her time with Christina. She liked how well she explained the sounds of the letters and helping her pronounce the words she was having trouble with in reading.
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I'm qualified to be a Greek tutor because my family is Greek and I grew up speaking Greek. I know how to read and write Greek as well. I also went to Greek school at the Greek Orthodox Church of the Cathedral in Oakland from the age of 5 years old and received my Greek school diploma at 11 years old along with my Greek dictionary that I still own.
My parents were both born in Greece. My dad is from Crete and my mom is from Macedonia. I also currently teach Greek Dancing at my church in Concord called St. Demetrios Greek Orthodox Church. Hope this proves that I am fluent in Greek.
Here are some words in Greek:
Ti kaneis? means how are you?
Eimai Kala. I am fine
Kali mera. Good morning
Kali nixta Good night
Kali spera Good afternoon
ti einai to onoma sou? What is your name
to onoma mou einai Xristina. My name is Christina
Yeia sou. Good bye
OPA. We say this for good time.
Hristos Anesti. Christ is Risen
Alithos Anesti. Truly risen
I feel I am qualified to teach Handwriting because I have experience with Preschoolers through 5th grade. I'm currently a teacher aide in a Special Day class.
My handwriting experience that I used with students are handwriting packets and writing with a pencil grip or putting weight on a pencil to make handwriting clear or help with their muscle development. My students have also practiced writing in sand, flour and shaving cream. I also do hand over hand with those students that are just beginning to write.
I have an AA Degree in Early Childhood education. I feel I have experience with phonics because I worked as a Learning Center aide and I currently work in an SDC class.
Materials that I used with phonics are alphabet/sound spelling cards, alphabet bingo for letter recognition and to practice sound. I also played word building games and also worked in leveled phonics workbooks.
I also have taught and I am currently teaching leveled SRA decoding (red, purple and blue).
I can tutor on letter sounds, comprehension and reading stories