Long Island University (Elementary Education)
Gwynedd-Mercy College (Master's)
My love of teaching comes from a lifelong of learning! I love to teach, and NOT with worksheets! I believe there are many ways to engage a learner, as there are many learners out there. I use many modalities such as kinestitic (hands on), visual, auditory, & my favorite with games! My goal is to keep the learner challenged, not overwhelmed. Teach the skill, reinforce said skill, practice or re -teach skill if necessary (in different fashion) & have learner show you knowledge of skill in their own way through use of one of the modalities (of their choice).
In my twenty years of teaching, I have found children enjoy learning through stories. I try to make my teaching as "story like" as possible. I tend to include anecdotal "tidbits" about my family, my own children &'life in general. Students seem to become more engaged & willing to "own" the learning when it's more personal.
I hold my students highly accountable for their work as well as their time, it teaches them a lesson about responsibility. Therefore, I do have a 24 hour cancellation policy. However, emergency situations do arise & will take that into consideration. I also do make up sessions. I will usually get back to you within a 2 hour time frame, depending on circumstances.
I am flexible with time, appointments & understand scheduling issues!! I will meet at a quiet spot in your home or a public library. My goal is for my student to have a successful learning environment & session!
I look forward to hearing from you to help you achieve in your studies.... My love of teaching comes from a lifelong of learning! I love to teach, and NOT with worksheets! I believe there are many ways to engage a learner, as there are many learners out there. I use many modalities such as kinestitic (hands on), visual, auditory, & my favorite with games! My goal is to keep the learner challenged, not overwhelmed. Teach
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I have passed all qualifications in my state (DE) to be considered a Highly Qualified Elementary Teacher. I have taught all subjects to mastery given that I have been teaching for 17 years in this given setting.
I have been an active elementary education school teacher for 17 years. I have taught all grades k-6. I have passed all applicable tests needed in order to become a teacher. I have a Master's Degree in School & Community Counseling. My primary focus has always been in the Title I arena and feel as though I have given my all to those who are less fortunate.
Handwriting is a hot topic at the moment. We all need to write, don't we? Even in this age of computers, I believe we should ALL know how to write in print AND in cursive. My students cannot wait to learn cursive writing! They are so excited...why would I take all that enthusiasm about a subject and throw it away? I incorporate it into my Morning Work and my Language Arts block as a center activity. I use the D'Nelian Method workbook, which is a wonderful tool, to help them become proficient.
I taught early education for a number of years and have seen how important phonics are in a child's development and practice to master reading. By relating sounds, to vowel patterns in words, it helps a child assimilate how & why a word sounds the way it does and is spelled the way it is. I am a strong believer in Phonics and have used the program Words Their Way.
As a highly qualified teacher for nearly 20 years, I have taught hundreds of students. Study skills are vital to a students performance in the classroom. I believe the number one skill a student can possess is organization! Without it, a student will flounder his way through school. Good study habits depend on being organized...from his desk to his notes. A quiet, distraction-free place to study is also a key element when it comes to a study skill I ingrain in all my students. The last one is NO procrastinating!