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Eleanor R.

Paradise, CA

$60/hour

retired teacher with vast experience

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Westminster College, PA
elem.music and early childhood ed
University of Guam, ISland of Guam
Master's
Chico State, Chico, CA
Graduate Coursework

Education

Westminster College, PA (elem.music and early childhood ed)

University of Guam, ISland of Guam (Master's)

Chico State, Chico, CA (Graduate Coursework)

About Eleanor

Long ago I thought that teaching music would be what I would like as a profession. I got a B. Music Education and did enjoy teaching as an elementary music consultant on the island of Guam. That meant I gave master lessons to elementary teachers so that they could continue to have music during the school day. I traveled all over the island to different elementary schools - the ocean view never far out of sight. However, in my pre-graduate years, I had also prepared to teach in the elementary school population and so spent several years on Guam teaching third grade/fifth grade and junior high school English. One year I taught Trust Territory students what came to Guam for their high school years. That is where my interest began in the field of helping speakers of a different first language to understand, speak, and write English.

Once I returned to the U.S., I got a job teaching special education students.....yes, I have a special education credential as well...in San Antonio, TX. I wanted to return to California and so I did. I taught a first grade class where no one spoke English except one student. These children were migrant worker children, and I taught them to read using their favorite songs to sing. My music education had come in handy. Starting in 1974, I taught incarcerated youth, all ages, and began writing my own curriculum as most of the students were turned off by "book larning" Although we had a classroom, most of the students needed individual attention, so when I decided to get out of the jail environment, I started working as an independent study teacher, seeing students by appointment at Butte County Superintendent of Schools site. I did independent study, every subject, every grade, until I retired for the first time in 1996.

After being retired for a few years, I found I missed teaching and went back to work as an instructional aide at an elementary school in Oroville, CA. There was a great need for my creative abilities in providing instruction for kindergarten children who did not speak English as a first language, or other grade school students who needed individual attention in order to learn. The school also knew I had teaching credentials, so I was assigned special individual work with these children. I loved it; in fact, I love teaching and my whole career turned out to be the best thing I ever could have done with my life.

On a personal note, I am the mother of 6 children, now all grown, and on Guam adopted a 4 year old Korean girl who became the subject of my master's thesis. I would enjoy teaching, or rather, helping your child to learn subjects difficult for him or her. It would be fun.

I have much successful experience as noted in the above paragraphs. Of course, there is much more to share as in helping a student in the process of going blind and wanting to prep for his SAT. I have been to college classes in writing skills and I taught grammar on Guam as well. I am intelligent, personable and love what I do, spending enormous amounts of creative effort in personal preparation. I started out teaching a third grade class whose teacher had died in front of the students, causing much trauma for the students. I was hired because I knew children, had children of my own, and traits seen by the man who hired me as being desirable in that situation. We had a successful year - all of us.

I would be happy to speak to a parent or a student to see what i can do to make education a happy experience for you. I am good at what I do and love the work. Please contact me if you are looking to better the environment for your child. I would love to speak with your child and see how he or she feels about what is happening to them in their school environment.
Long ago I thought that teaching music would be what I would like as a profession. I got a B. Music Education and did enjoy teaching as an elementary music consultant on the island of Guam. That meant I gave master lessons to elementary teachers so that they could continue to have music during the school day. I traveled all over the island to Read more

Policies
Cancellation
2 hours notice required
Travel Radius
Travels within 20 miles of Paradise, CA 95969
In-person lessons
English:
English, ESL/ESOL, Grammar, Reading, SAT Reading, Writing
Test Preparation:
SAT Reading
Language:
ESL/ESOL, Reading, Writing
History:
Writing
Special Needs:
Reading
Elementary Education:
Grammar, Reading, Writing
Business:
ESL/ESOL, Writing

Approved subjects are in bold.

Approved subjects

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Westminster College, PA
elem.music and early childhood ed
University of Guam, ISland of Guam
Master's
Chico State, Chico, CA
Graduate Coursework

Education

Westminster College, PA (elem.music and early childhood ed)

University of Guam, ISland of Guam (Master's)

Chico State, Chico, CA (Graduate Coursework)

Hourly rate

Standard Hourly Rate: $60.00

Cancellation: 2 hours notice required

Travel policy

Eleanor will travel within 20 miles of Paradise, CA 95969.