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Genie M.

Palm Desert, CA

$35/hour

Retired Classified Public Elementary School Librarian

In-person lessons

$35/Hour


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Santa Monica College
Liberal Arts

Education

Santa Monica College (Liberal Arts)

About Genie

I worked for the Los Angeles Unified School District for twelve years. I had the opportunity to work for three different schools around the Los Angeles area. They were diverse communities culturally and economically. Before working as an elementary school librarian, I worked in various bookstores as a children's book buyer. I advised clientele on appropriate books for their reading levels. I have a vast knowledge of beginning readers up to young adult literature. Working with teachers and their curriculum has provided me the experience of individually assisting students with their reading skills.

Since moving to the Desert, I have volunteered with the ¨Read to Me¨ program through Sacred Heart Church and the local Public Library ¨Children's Story Time¨. Helping children become lifelong readers is a passion. I love to to see the light bulb go on when they start to understand and comprehend what they are reading. I also encourage reading to be a positive and fun experience.

I have always had a personal love of vocabulary and storytelling. Also, a curiosity and love of learning propelled me into reading. I like to share this enthusiasm with students.

Using fiction and non fiction reading materials- whatever captures the attention of the student. Any genre of literature that really makes the student want to explore the book. Perhaps a book can inspire a further quest for information. The reader may make relevant connections expanding their knowledge.

Meeting at the local Public Library in Palm Desert would be ideal for me. I have always worked with young people and have a natural rapport with different ages. I like to find out student's interests which helps motivate their reading. Developing reading skills, comprehension and analyzing information should engage the student not just be an exercise in rote memorization.
I worked for the Los Angeles Unified School District for twelve years. I had the opportunity to work for three different schools around the Los Angeles area. They were diverse communities culturally and economically. Before working as an elementary school librarian, I worked in various bookstores as a children's book buyer. I advised clientele on Read more

Policies
Cancellation
2 hours notice required
Travel Radius
Travels within 5 miles of Palm Desert, CA 92260
In-person lessons
English:
Reading, Vocabulary, Writing
Test Preparation:
Common Core
Elementary Education:
Common Core, Reading, Vocabulary

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Santa Monica College
Liberal Arts

Education

Santa Monica College (Liberal Arts)

Hourly rate

Standard Hourly Rate: $35.00

Cancellation: 2 hours notice required

Travel policy

Genie will travel within 5 miles of Palm Desert, CA 92260.