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Barat College, Lake Forest IL (Social Psychology)
University of Phoenix-Lone Tree Campus (Master's)
I grew up in Omaha, Nebraska and graduated from Omaha Central High School in the top 10% of my class. I went to Barat College in Lake Forest, IL on a full-ride Academic Scholarship. My major was Social-Psychology. I received Departmental Honors in Sociology and was, also, the recipient of the Barat Prize, the 2nd highest award in the school for best all-around student. Upon graduation I got married, had children and lived in Estes Park, CO, back to Omaha, back to Estes Park, Kansas City, MO and ended up here in Denver, CO. I obtained my Master's Degree from the University of Phoenix, Lone Tree Campus, CO in Secondary Education: Curriculum and Instruction (2006). I am a Certified Secondary Teacher with an endorsement in Language Arts.
I am a Semi-Retired Teacher presently working as a Guest Teacher with the Denver Public Schools servicing the Montbello and Green Valley Ranch communities. I have serviced this area since 2006. In this position I have had the opportunity to work with a highly diverse student population in all academic subject areas of study. I, also, have a strong background working with students that have Special Needs: Behavioral/Learning Disabilities. I have been a High School Special-Ed Resource Teacher. In this position it was necessary for me to adapt the regular classroom curriculum so that my students could equally experience success. I have worked in many Long Term Substitute positions in a variety of subject areas and grade levels. My curriculum development/implemental skills have been greatly enhanced by all of these experiences.
On a lighter note, I believe learning is fun! I always try to present my lessons with rigor and fun at the same time. My students respectfully call me "Ms. Mac!" I am flexible and will understand if my student cannot make a session. I expect that student to give me at least a 24 hour cancelation notice, Additionally, I will expect that student to make up any missed assignments and have that assignment completed and ready for the next scheduled tutoring session. My students can expect occasional homework and periodic assessments to determine progress and whether or not I need to re-teach that concept.
My experience has primarily been in teaching Reading and Writing. I have worked as a Title1 Reading Tutor on the Middle School level in a pull-out program for 8 years. Working as a Guest Teacher and needing to teach a variety of students in a variety of subjects on a variety of grade levels has equipped with the skills necessary to tutor in nearly any subject. My years of experience as a Resource Teacher on the High School level have greatly contributed toward the development of my versatile and creative approach to my curriculum. I have access to a wealth of resources and support when developing my curriculum that will prepare my students to be successful on the ACT/SAT exams. I am a Language/Literacy Teacher that has serviced a wide variety of students K-12.
My passion has always been to make a difference in the academic and social lives of all the young people I have had the opportunity to encounter by helping them realize their own individual potential success. I am in the process of creating my tutoring program. I would encourage you to contact me with any questions and/or expectations you may have of me. I grew up in Omaha, Nebraska and graduated from Omaha Central High School in the top 10% of my class. I went to Barat College in Lake Forest, IL on a full-ride Academic Scholarship. My major was Social-Psychology. I received Departmental Honors in … Read more
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