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Danielle P.

Clovis, CA

$40/hour

Patient and Effective Math, Reading, English, Volleyball Tutor

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Brigham Young University
Education

Education

Brigham Young University (Education)

About Danielle

There is no greater experience than working with a child and seeing his/her face light up when new understanding is discovered. Having taught in the public school system and online, and now teaching my own two children, I have the experience and personal characteristics necessary to make this happen for my students. My goal as an educator is to adapt lessons and materials to meet each individual student’s needs so they can have many "light-up" moments of their own. For this to happen, a student needs to feel confident and be engaged in the curriculum in a way that best suits his/her personal learning style.

As a fourth grade teacher in a Title I school, I taught students who ranged in academic ability. As is true in every classroom, each student was unique and each had varying needs. Some students read at a first grade level while others read at an 8th grade level. In order to meet the individual needs of both struggling and advanced students, it was necessary to perform informal and formal assessments and then teach them based on what they already knew in a way that would best benefit them. Not all students are visual or auditory learners. Some needs hands-on instruction. Some students need accommodations due to disabilities. These differences amongst students can be challenging for many teachers. However, if you know your students, know their learning style, know their needs and know how to adapt your lessons to meet those needs, then each student will succeed.

In my classroom, I was able to see an average growth of ten points in reading on the ISATs (Idaho Standard Achievement Test). I was able to see my fourth graders start the year by writing paragraphs with no sentence structure, capitalization, punctuation, etc. to writing paragraphs that were fluid and little grammatical errors. I was able to see spelling improve through individualized spelling lists for each student. Above all, I was able to see confidence grow and students feeling proud of their accomplishments.

My greatest goal as an educator is to build a strong educational foundation for each student that will allow them to reach their full potential. You can only do this through individualized instruction. Teachers who assess what students already know and formulate lessons based on their prior knowledge as well as their individual needs and learning styles can make this happen. I believe I have the experience, patience and knowledge to be an effective, successful tutor and am eager to provide many "light-up" moments for your child.
There is no greater experience than working with a child and seeing his/her face light up when new understanding is discovered. Having taught in the public school system and online, and now teaching my own two children, I have the experience and personal characteristics necessary to make this happen for my students. My goal as an educator is to Read more

Policies
Travel Radius
Travels within 30 miles of Clovis, CA 93619
Math:
Algebra 1, Algebra 2, Elementary Math, Geometry, Prealgebra
English:
English, Grammar, Reading, Vocabulary, Writing
Test Preparation:
Common Core
History:
Geography
Special Needs:
Autism Spectrum Disorder (ASD),
Dyslexia, Phonics
Elementary Education:
Common Core, Elementary (K-6th),
Elementary Math, Elementary Science, Grammar, Phonics,
Reading, Vocabulary
Sports/Recreation:
Volleyball

Approved subjects are in bold.

Approved subjects

In most cases, tutors gain approval in a subject by passing a proficiency exam. For some subject areas, like music and art, tutors submit written requests to demonstrate their proficiency to potential students. If a tutor is interested but not yet approved in a subject, the subject will appear in non-bold font. Tutors need to be approved in a subject prior to beginning lessons.

Autism Spectrum Disorder (ASD)

I have taught for three years, two of those years in a public school. My first year of teaching, I taught an autistic student and was able to participate in an autism program that focused on peer tutoring and other effective strategies to help autistic students succeed. The next year, I was given another difficult autistic student after having such a successful year with my previous student.

Elementary (K-6th)

I am currently attending a University to become an elementary school teacher. I have taken various courses that have prepared me for such a career, and know I am eligible to teach children in this age group. I am 2 semesters from graduating, and feel that my educational experience in this exact area should allow me to be certified.
In addition to my educational experience, learning to teach K-6 grade, I have also had the opportunity to spend almost 3 years working for an after school program. My work experience has allowed me to work with over 100 different students in this age group, assisting them with their homework after school. I have helped with various subjects and feel that my previous tutoring experience in my work environment should also allow me to be certified to tutor K-6.

Phonics

I have taught elementary school for two years. As part of my training to become a teacher I completed three courses in literacy. With my ESL students, I would often incorporate phonics activities into our spelling practice by isolating each letter and having them practice the appropriate sound. After discussing spelling patterns and the sounds each letter makes, we would sound out each letter and then blend as a whole. For my more advanced students, they would sort their words according to the spelling pattern and then use that background knowledge to help them spell future words that were difficult for them.

Once students understand spelling patterns, the sounds each letter makes, consonant blends and vowel digraphs, etc. their spelling not only increases but they become more fluent and thus become better readers. When I would read with my students and they stumbled across an unfamiliar word, we would isolate each sound, blend and then say the whole word. If the word still didn't sound right they were able to concentrate on blends/digraphs in the word or whatever part was difficult for them, make the correction, and then start again.

Volleyball

I have played volleyball for over 7 years. I began playing volleyball in the 8th grade and continued to play throughout my high school career. I was awarded numerous titles such as MVP, Outstanding Offense, and was also named to the All-Area team for the local newspaper. I also received National Merit for the sport. I continue to play in college and know I not only have the fundamental understanding of the sport, but also advanced skills.

Brigham Young University
Education

Education

Brigham Young University (Education)

Hourly rate

Standard Hourly Rate: $40.00

Travel policy

Danielle will travel within 30 miles of Clovis, CA 93619.