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Michigan State University (Elementary Education)
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I am a retired teacher who has 29 years of experience teaching in elementary schools, 26 of those years teaching in Fresno County schools. I am also currently working at Steinbeck Elementary School in Central Unified School District as a Reading Intervention Teacher. This is a full time substitute position. I am able to tutor in late afternoons, evenings, and weekends. My passion is in helping students understand subject material and experience the joy of learning.
I am a retired teacher who has 29 years of experience teaching in elementary schools, 26 of those years teaching in Fresno County schools. I am also currently working at Steinbeck Elementary School in Central Unified School District as a Reading Intervention Teacher. This is a full time
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I have been a certificated Elementary School teacher for 29 years, and have taught all grade levels from 1st to 6th. I am actually certified to teach all subjects in Elementary School, as I have a Multiple Subject Credential.
I have taught math in all grade levels from first to sixth. In college, I minored in math for elementary education. I like math and I feel I am strong in this area. When I teach math I want students not only to know how to do the mechanics of math but to have an understanding of how math works.
I am very fond of science. I think science can be very fun to learn because students are curious about how the world works and science is what explains this. I like to employ a hands on approach because this is how scientists learn and this is how students learn best.
I have been a certificated Elementary School teacher with a Multi-Subject credential for 29 years. This includes being certified for teaching elementary grammar. I believe that the use of correct grammar is very important and is the sign of an educated person. So I teach grammar and expect students to use correct grammar in their speaking and in their writing.
I have taught lower elementary grades for almost 30 years. Learning to read is a very important subject at these grade levels. Phonics is an important and effective method used in reading instruction. I have employed this method as well as others in teaching children to read. I have had success using phonics as an instructional method in reading.
Teaching Reading is one of my strengths. At the present time, I am a Reading Intervention Teacher at Steinbeck Elementary School in Fresno. I employ many reading strategies to ensure student success in Reading.
I am naturally a good speller because I visualize how words are spelled, but I also know the rules of spelling including the phonetic rules of spelling and have taught these rules successfully for many years.
I have been a certificated Elementary School teacher with a Multi-Subject credential for 29 years. This includes being certified for teaching vocabulary. I understand that learning vocabulary is a vital component in learning to become a good reader. So I place a high importance on vocabulary acquisition and use many strategies to help students develop vocabulary skills.