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University of Scranton (History)
University of Scranton (Master's)
Southern Connecticut State University (Master's)
Welcome! Tutoring is a great way to catch up, stay strong or even get ahead. I will work with you or your child to determine strengths and weaknesses to ensure maximum success. As a certified Connecticut educator with both elementary and secondary experience, I am confident that I can help your elementary student with critical reading and math skills. For middle and secondary students, I can help you get organized, and improve your reading and writing skills. Low readers need not be ashamed, reading is fun and I will help you achieve success. Welcome! Tutoring is a great way to catch up, stay strong or even get ahead. I will work with you or your child to determine strengths and weaknesses to ensure maximum success. As a certified Connecticut educator with both elementary and secondary experience, I am confident that I can help your elementary student with critical … Read more
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Currently I am a certified library teacher in an elementary school. In addition to working closely with the reading and language arts consultant on daily lesson and unit plans which integrate building-wide reading strategies (e.g. close reading, elements of nonfiction, conferencing, etc.), I also work with the math/science specialist to incorporate math vocabulary as well as science themes (rocks/minerals, matter, butterflies). Since Social Studies at the elementary is often pushed aside for tested materials, the library is where most students learn about African-American History, the contributions of women and immigrants through read alouds and comparisons of fiction/nonfiction texts. My certification is K-12 and I am considered a "highly qualified teacher."
As a former high school Social Studies Teacher, I have vast experience teaching US History and Government. I have taught both extensively, majored in History (B.A. and M.A.) and minored in Political Science.
I have helped many struggling readers find "just right book" that not only sparks their interest in reading but has helped them improve their reading levels as well.
Study skills such as organization, note-taking, pre-reading, and skimming are all taught in conjunction with freshmen years Western Civilization/World studies courses that I have previously taught. The use of an electronic or paper calendar will be discussed as well as time-management and breaking down larger assignments into manageable chunks. Many study skills are assigned accommodations for special education students with IEPs. These are areas that are taught and reinforced throughout all grade levels.