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Shari C.

Simsbury, CT

$40/hour

Retired Elementary School Teacher with Special Ed experience

$40/Hour


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University of California, Berkeley
University of California, Berkeley
Graduate Coursework
New Mexico Highlands University
Graduate Coursework

Education

University of California, Berkeley

University of California, Berkeley (Graduate Coursework)

New Mexico Highlands University (Graduate Coursework)

About Shari

After 25 years of public school teaching I have retired from the classroom but my interest in helping students to succeed and learn has not diminished. I am Nationally Board Certified as an Early Childhood Generalist, am licensed in New Mexico for elementary education and special education and I hold a TESOL (Teaching English as a Second Language) endorsement. I have worked with students from ages 3 to 12. I am passionate about working with children using developmentally appropriate approaches. I have extensive training in Multiple Intelligence Theory, Positive Discipline, Responsive Classroom and California Early Literacy. I am a mentor for Envisions, a community response to homelessness and serve on the board of Southwest Chess, an organization dedicated to bringing chess instruction to under-served populations in our community. I am an aspiring writer. I have published articles on teaching, learning and travel. After 25 years of public school teaching I have retired from the classroom but my interest in helping students to succeed and learn has not diminished. I am Nationally Board Certified as an Early Childhood Generalist, am licensed in New Mexico for elementary education and special education and I hold a TESOL (Teaching English as a Second Language) Read more

Policies
Cancellation
2 hours notice required
Travel Radius
Travels within 20 miles of Simsbury, CT 06070
Math:
Elementary (K-6th),
Elementary Math
Science:
Elementary Science
English:
Grammar, Reading, Vocabulary
Language:
Reading
Special Needs:
ADHD, Elementary (K-6th),
Elementary Math, Elementary Science, Phonics,
Reading, Special Needs, Study Skills
Elementary Education:
ADHD, Elementary (K-6th),
Elementary Math, Elementary Science, Grammar, Phonics,
Reading, Spelling, Study Skills,
Vocabulary

Approved subjects are in bold.

Approved subjects

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Elementary (K-6th)

I am a licensed k-6 teacher in the state of NM with over 20 years of experience. I am also a licensed special education teacher. I hold endorsements in early childhood and TESOL. I am also certified as a National Board Early Childhood Generalist (ages 3 through 8).

Phonics

As a TESOL endorsed kindergarten teacher and special education with more than twenty years of experience, I have been trained in both the foundations of phonics based instruction and in using specific programs that utilize strategies to develop phonemic awareness and phonics. Among the programs that I have used to help children learn to decode and encode the English language are Treasures, Reading Mastery, Fundations and Wilson. Working with children to recognize patterns such as "r" controlled vowels, CVC and CVCe words, as well as words with "tricky sticky" spellings such as "kn" and "ph" words, has been a strength of my classroom instruction.

Study Skills

I am a licensed special education teacher. Some of the issues in teaching study skills that I have experience with are time management (keeping calendars and using reminders) developing a plan to approach a project, how to review for accuracy, teaching how to summarize, and find the essence in a reading passage,memorization tricks, and helping students with exam taking strategies.

University of California, Berkeley
University of California, Berkeley
Graduate Coursework
New Mexico Highlands University
Graduate Coursework

Education

University of California, Berkeley

University of California, Berkeley (Graduate Coursework)

New Mexico Highlands University (Graduate Coursework)

Hourly rate

Standard Hourly Rate: $40.00

Cancellation: 2 hours notice required

Travel policy

Shari will travel within 20 miles of Simsbury, CT 06070.