I have 16 years of experience working for the Chula Vista Elementary School District, the past 9 years as a teacher for grades k-6. My passion for children's education began in college as a camp counselor and intercession events coordinator.
I graduated from SDSU with a Bachelor of Applied Arts and Sciences with emphasis in education. I then completed the teacher education program and my student teaching through the San Diego School District. As a parent of 4 grown children, I know how important an education is and feel that all students can reach their full potential through determination and hard work.
I am familiar with and experienced in the newer common core and Go Math teaching methods. Academically, I have always performed well in mathematics and as a teacher I have taught all of the current elementary grade curriculum.
I am familiar with the current state standards and enjoy helping students become proficient in reading fluency and comprehension so that they can achieve success in all subject areas.
I have experience with teaching students in kindergarten through 6th grade. I have taught Special Day Classes as well as provided instruction for RSP students, working one on one and in small groups.
Feel free to contact me and to schedule your first tutoring session. I have 16 years of experience working for the Chula Vista Elementary School District, the past 9 years as a teacher for grades k-6. My passion for children's education began in college as a camp counselor and intercession events coordinator.
I graduated from SDSU with a Bachelor of Applied Arts and Sciences with emphasis in education.
2 students - $45/hour
Shawna does weekly lessons for my kids and they love her. She incorporates different teaching strategies to make the learning process fun and engaging.
Shawna is a great tutor! She was able to help my boys with their homework lessons and clearly explain to them how to solve their math problems. My boys were not too happy to get a tutor at first but after Shawna left they were smiling and explaining to me how to solve their homework problems. They even thanked me for having Shawna tutor them. We signed up for weekly lessons to keep them on track. I'm looking forward to watching them progress and become more confident in math.
He was excited to keep learning under the supervision of Ms. Shawna. He is excited to keep taking classes with her and I am very grateful we found her. She is professional and truly cares for the student's advancement.
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I went to college to be a teacher and in preparation for my student teaching I needed to pass the CBest. My college education prepared me for this and I passed with confidence in this subject matter. I therefore feel that I can tutor others for this test as well.
Through research and experiencing working for the Chula Vista Elementary School district, I have become familiar with the Common Core requirements. When I tutor students I research the requirements for their particular grade level and plan my teaching material accordingly. My experience as a short term as well as a long term substitute teacher has familiarized me with the current common core curriculum which is used in the classroom.
My education includes a bachelor's degree in Applied Arts and Sciences with emphasis in education from San Diego State University. I also completed the teacher education program with student teaching in upper and lower grade levels in the San Diego Unified School District. I have worked in the Chula Vista Elementary School District for the past 16 years in the classroom of kinder through 6th grades.
I have been employed for short term and long term teaching positions for regular as well as special education classes and have taught one on one and in groups as a teacher in the Resource Specialist Program.
I have experience as a home school teacher and as a tutor for all elementary age children.
I am familiar with the current standards as well as the Common Core curriculum. I have experience teaching elementary math following lesson plans in the classrooms. My experience includes whole class instruction as well as individual and small group support.
I am qualified to tutor homeschool students because I am a trained teacher for the classroom and I also have experience as a homeschool parent. I homeschooled my youngest daughter for all of her seventh grade year and my oldest daughter for the last two months of her first grade year in school. I am familiar with the process of learning as well as the requirements for students who learn through a homeschool organization.
I am familiar with the current standards for reading. I can help your students learn and apply grade level curriculum.