Salve Regina University (Elementary Education)
Leslie University (Master's)
My name is Annie Leduc, and I have been an elementary teacher for 11 years. My first job was right out of college teaching 5th grade at St. Michael's School in Newport, RI. Then I moved to MA to be a co-teacher for 3rd and 4th grade at Dedham Country Day school for four years. Then I taught at Thayer Academy in Braintree, MA as a 6th grade teacher. I worked with a passionate group of teachers and administrators until I had to make the ultimate sacrifice and move my family back to Glastonbury as my father was diagnosed with leukemia. Since then, I have had the greatest opportunity to be a stay-at home mom and volunteer in the classrooms. I now have a distinct understanding of balancing work and family and the challenges students face to discover their full potential of participating in a classroom.
Tutoring is one way I can make a difference in students' lives. My passion for teaching goes above and beyond what is taught in the classroom. It is building safe, compassionate relationships and communication with students and parents. I hold high standards while paying attention to the students learning style, building self-confidence and their love of learning.
I tutor students who are in grades K-6 who are in need of study skills, reading, reading comprehension, writing, spelling and math. I like to meet with parents first or have a phone conversation about their child's needs, expectations, and goals they have. I implement lots of hands-on materials, while balancing fun and focusing on the task at hand. Students are more involved, rather than me lecturing to them. It's important for them to take charge of their learning. Another important factor of tutoring is being an active listener to the student. I will guide questions such as "I see you're frustrated at how to set this problem up. What is confusing you?" I want to understand my student's thought process and show my respect for them. At the end of each lesson, positive reinforcement is a must! They love to pick out a prize when the lesson is finished!
I hope this helps in making a decision for your child's needs. I'd be happy to answer any questions or concerns you may at this time. I look forward to meeting you and your child and making a difference!
Cheers! My name is Annie Leduc, and I have been an elementary teacher for 11 years. My first job was right out of college teaching 5th grade at St. Michael's School in Newport, RI. Then I moved to MA to be a co-teacher for 3rd and 4th grade at Dedham Country Day school for four years. Then I taught at Thayer Academy in Braintree, MA as a 6th grade
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I have 11 years of teaching experience from grades 3-6. In each grade I taught 16 students, wrote comments 3 times a year, lead parent conferences, taught reading, math, social studies, science, and study skills.
I was also an after school tutor for those students who did not take a sport after school and needed a place to study. At this time I was able to work with students one on one and build their confidence about school.
I have taught students study skills from grades 4-6. Using a planner and keeping papers organized, as well as color coding subjects so it's easy for students to know what books to take to class. Teaching students how to study for tests that best fits for their learning style. I use flashcards for vocabulary, and learning how to take the comprehension questions and turn it into a study guide. Note taking is key especially in the 6th grade. I teach how to use a highlighter effectively and what kind of notes should be written on the side of the paper.