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University of California, San Diego
I have been teaching and mentoring in both the classroom and in private and semi-private settings for over a decade. I am passionate about language arts - writing and literature in particular, and I bring that enthusiasm and love of "words" to my students. I believe in "mentoring" vs. simply "tutoring". As such, I approach each student as an individual with unique interests, abilities, skills and goals. Learning is personalized to meet student needs in such a way that inspires, motivates and advocates. In addition, mentoring builds student ownership of personal learning and goals and fosters self-confidence. Students can then apply this ownership and self-confidence throughout their lives. I have been teaching and mentoring in both the classroom and in private and semi-private settings for over a decade. I am passionate about language arts - writing and … Read more
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I have been teaching a variety of subjects in the homeschool arena, as well as, in a public charter school for over 11 years. I currently teach math and science to a 4th/5th grade class and art and writing/literature to a 6th grade class.
The language arts are my focus and passion, and I have taught writing and reading (including phonics) to many students. I have been teaching a variety of subjects in a public charter school as well as through the home schooling community for over 11 years. I have privately tutored a number of students in the language arts (including phonics). I currently teach math and science to a 4th/5th grade class and art and writing/literature to a 6th grade class as well as tutor a high school senior in English.
Along with writing and literature, photography has been a passion of mine for over 15 years. I particularly enjoy portrait photography and narrative photography (telling as story through images). I work with students to develop meaningful and personal ideas and concepts which they can then represent through their photographs. Together we work on what they want to say and how to most effectively say it in images. If the student is interested, I also tie writing to photography, using both arts to personalize a body of work. As students build their photography portfolios, they also experience and experiment with the technical aspects of photography.
My five-years-plus experience as a public charter school teacher has incorporated study skills (organization, time management, etc.) in all classes. In addition, I have eleven years experience home schooling my own children as well as teaching groups of students within the home schooling community. Study Skills have always been part of the backbone to all classes/lessons and are foundational to students' future success. I use a variety of resources when teaching Study Skills and base teaching on each student's individual needs and strengths.
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