California State University Northridge (Liberal Studies)
California State University Los Angeles (Master's)
University of La Verne (EdD)
I have been teaching for thirty six years. I have taught Kindergarten through College Level students. Currently, I am teaching a Second and Third grade combination class in the Pomona Unified School District. I have taught credential classes for teachers at the University of San Diego, Cal Poly Pomona, and the University of Riverside.
I am Bilingual. I have taught dual language classes in English and Spanish in Kindergarten and First grade. Bi-literacy was the goal, which was achieved. I have been a Teacher Specialist. Modeling lessons in the classrooms to ensure students achieve was my goal. Student achievement is a priority. My vast experience in the classroom includes educating the emerging English Learner and promoting Standard English Proficiency.
I strive to empower students to take responsibility for their learning. Education is the key to success. Our children are our future. If children believe they can learn, they will achieve. I have been teaching for thirty six years. I have taught Kindergarten through College Level students. Currently, I am teaching a Second and Third grade combination class in the Pomona Unified School District. I have taught credential classes for teachers at the University of San Diego, Cal Poly Pomona, and the University of Riverside.
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I have taught K-12 grade students for over 35 years. The classes were inclusive where 20% of the students were identified for the special education program. The special needs included speech, ADHD/ADD, Autism, and 504 Plans. At least 10% of the identified special education student's increased their reading and math skills every year with my class instruction.
I took the CBEST many years ago to obtain my teaching credential. I have also taught CBEST test preparation courses at the University of Riverside. Eighty-five percent of the pre-teachers have passed the CBEST test after my preparation course.
I have thirty-four years of teaching experience. I am currently teaching a second and third grade combination class. I have taught pre-kindergarten through grade 12. I have a Multiple Subjects Credential and a Masters in Educational Administration. Teaching credential classes for teachers on the university level has allowed my expertise to reach more students in the classroom.
I am bilingual. I speak Spanish fluently as a Second Language. I have experience in teaching dual-language classes to encourage bi-literacy for primary Spanish speaking students. I have had great success in teaching beginning level English speakers and below basic students across the curriculum.
English as a Second Language is needed for many middle school and high school students. Adults also want to be productive and become bilingual through an intensive ESL Program. The program will be designed for the needs of the learner. The beginning, intermediate or advanced level students will benefit from the listening, speaking, reading, and writing. I have a Cross-Cultural Language and Development Certificate (CLAD). It is a required document to teach English learners in the classroom. I am certified to teach English as a Second Language.
Grammar includes parts of speech like Nouns, Pronouns, Verbs, Adjectives,and Adverbs. Students should know and understand grammar. Students become independent readers and writers when they understand the correct use of words in sentences.Many students struggle with subject-verb agreement when writing. I was Associate Director for the Reading and Literature Project at Cal Poly, Pomona. I provided Professional Development for teachers.
Microsoft PowerPoint is a graphics based program that helps you create presentations for the classroom. I often use PowerPoint presentations in my classroom to introduce a new concept to Elementary and University level students.
Microsoft Word is a text-based word processing program that creates letters, forms or other documents. It is a great tool to use for students. They can develop reports and other documents. The California Technology standards require elementary level students to know how to create a document using Microsoft Word.
I am an experienced proofreader. I have thirty-five years of experience with Elementary, Middle School, High School, and Adults. I can assure spelling and other punctuation corrections. I have consistency and skill in the written English language. I will teach you how to act as a fresh pair of eyes, spotting any mistakes you may have made.
Reading instruction needs to be balanced and comprehensive. The areas are Guided Reading, Self-Selected Reading, Writing, and Working with Words. These components of reading instruction are necessary for optimum results and should be taught in logical sequence. They should be taught in relation to what the children are ready to learn at their stage of reading development.
Writing is a key to success for students. Students will gain a better understanding of the subject matter, if they write across the curriculum. Writing the steps to a math problem, a persusive or descriptive essay, a historical account of events, or an autobiography, will help encourage students to write with confidence. I am a member of the Inland Area Writing Project at the University of Riverside.