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Ian V.

Fresno, CA

$35/hour

Certificated Elementary School Teacher

In-person lessons
Background check passed as of 4/24/14

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Michigan State University
Elementary Education
Michigan State University
Other

Education

Michigan State University (Elementary Education)

Michigan State University (Other)

About Ian

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 Read more

Policies
Cancellation
2 hours notice required
Travel Radius
Travels within 25 miles of Fresno, CA 93723
Background Check: Passed
In-person lessons
Special Needs:
Phonics

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Elementary (K-6th)

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.

Elementary Math

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.

Elementary Science

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.

Grammar

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.

Phonics

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.

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.

Spelling

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.

Vocabulary

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.

Michigan State University
Elementary Education
Michigan State University
Other

Education

Michigan State University (Elementary Education)

Michigan State University (Other)

Hourly rate

Standard Hourly Rate: $35.00

Cancellation: 2 hours notice required

Travel policy

Ian will travel within 25 miles of Fresno, CA 93723.