University of La Verne (Elementary Education)
National University (Graduate Coursework)
Hi! I am the former lead teacher/director of a small private elementary school in Fallbrook. I have taught all subjects to all ages in grades K-6, in a multi-aged setting where students constructed their knowledge through a hands on constructivist approach.
I love teaching language arts. I always tell students that the way to get better at reading is to read! I know there are all different types of learners and I enjoy working with students to find what method works best for them. I have found students read more willingly when given choices of fine reading materials. Sometimes the best materials are books they have created themselves.
With emergent readers, I often begin with them writing their autobiography. This can begin with prompts..."When I was a baby, when I was one"...and so on. The finished product is always something they are very proud of and therefore are happy to read and share. The same philosophy holds true for older students. Essay writing can be tedious but students are much more successful when they have a role in the topic. Ownership of one's work and promoting self-esteem are two key elements for success.
I also love teaching math. I have experience teaching simple concept of number to beginning algebra. I believe that keeping it real, fun and interesting are the key elements when it comes to math. For the younger child, manipulatives and positive reinforcement can be very helpful. For older students, keeping it real, helping them understand how the problem could relate to them helps them make sense of the concepts. Doubling recipes, playing store and playing games are excellent methods that can aid in the solidification of mathematical concepts.
I understand that some students learn with a pencil and paper, while others need to use their bodies, jump up and down, clap, etc. I teach to the individual child and find what method works best for them. I believe in meeting students where they are and building on their strengths to promote self-esteem and continuous progress.
I have been tutoring students for the last 10 years and can't think of a better job in the whole world. Hi! I am the former lead teacher/director of a small private elementary school in Fallbrook. I have taught all subjects to all ages in grades K-6, in a multi-aged setting where students constructed their knowledge through a hands on constructivist approach.
I love teaching language arts. I always tell students that the way to get
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I am the former lead teacher/director and co-founder of a K-6 private school in Fallbrook. I used a multi-aged, constructivist approach where students learned by doing. This way of learning is often the missing element in classrooms, which can help solidify concepts and build a strong foundation for learning. I have developed curriculum and taught all subjects to all grades.
I have taught and tutored handwriting to many, many students. I have mastered techniques to promote success as well as instilling a love for the beautiful art of handwriting. Key is using the appropriate size lines to begin teaching to young writers. Modeling and allowing them to trace letters, then allowing them to trace parts of letters is helpful. Sometimes starting BIG such as with chalk or dry erase markers is highly effective.
I teach to the individual child. I have found a variety of techniques to help students succeed in decoding words, spelling and reading with confidence. Just as students read better when they feel some ownership of the material, they learn to decode and spell by use of games, often created by the student. When teaching phonics, it is important to remember or determine what type of learner the child is and develop fun activities accordingly. I have many emergent readers to decode using letter tiles, games, picture, flash cards, etc. I find Open Court materials and methods very successful.
Many times, a student's success in a subject is directly related to his/her study skills. I am very skilled and have had great success assisting students in developing strong study skills. Understanding what type of learner the student is, helps in determining the best techniques to use. Organizational skills go hand - in -hand with study skills. Note taking, outlining and paraphrasing are all very effective study skills. I am skilled at finding the best method for each student.