CA University at DH (EdD)
The 1992 "Los Angeles Riots" proved to be a turning point for my life. Living at that time in Echo Park, I found myself in the middle of the conflict. Struck by the pathos of the chaos, I made a decision, to become an agent for change. Believing education to be the key to this objective, I became a highly effective, inner-city Elementary Math Coach and Teacher.
My success with students not only showed up with improved test scores of students, but in their joy of learning. I coached many teachers on how to use 'Best Practices' in teaching CA State Standards in Mathematics. My methodology of teaching mathematics is the 'Four Fold Way'. A student learns best by using different modalities. If a student can express the math problem with a drawing, with numbers, with an algebraic expression, and in writing then the understanding is complete. Learning is wonderful. The 1992 "Los Angeles Riots" proved to be a turning point for my life. Living at that time in Echo Park, I found myself in the middle of the conflict. Struck by the pathos of the chaos, I made a decision, to become an agent for change. Believing education to be the key to this objective, I became a highly effective, inner-city Elementary Math
One student-private tutoring $45.00 per hour. Two students-same grade level, same subject matter-tutoring at same hour $60.00 per hour
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I have a California 'Clear Multiple Subject Teaching Credential' General Subjects (Examination) Emphasis BCLAD Spanish. This credential authorizes me to teach all subjects k through 12 in a self-contained classroom, or regroup students in various configurations, and to teach in classes organized primarily for adults. I am credentialed to provide services to limited-English-proficient pupils: instruction for English language development in grades twelve and below.
I was the Math Coach at Miles Ave. Elementary School from 2002 to 2007. My responsibility consisted of preparing staff development in Math from grades K-6 to over a hundred teachers. In 2002 Miles Ave was the largest elementary school in Los Angeles Unified School District with over 3,000 students. Miles Ave CA. State Test Scores in Math went from below the Norm to one of the Highest ranking in the city during my time coaching there. I encouraged all teachers to teach to the Mathematics Framework for California Public Schools in all strands: Number Sense, Algebra and Functions, Measurement and Geometry, Statistics, Data Analysis & Probability, and Mathematical Reasoning. To be a successful teacher, your students should not only learn the concepts but enjoy the learning experience. I teach to all modalities of learning. I use the Forefold Way of teaching. A student should be able to use number sense, pictures, algebraic symbols, and writing to express their understanding of a mathematics concept.
I retired from LAUSD in 2007 and came here to Palm Springs expecting to teach part time. But the economy has not allowed that to happen. I am an avid photographer and traveler. I love math and teaching. So I would like to help your child or children learn math.