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The City College of New York
The City College of New York (Master's)
I am a former elementary school teacher with 15 years experience in urban and suburban classrooms. I am familiar with both individualized and structured teaching settings. After graduating from City College in New York, I worked for three years in the New York City School System teaching third grade where I completed my Master of Education Degree in the evening. After I married, I was hired in Framingham, Mass. as a teacher in sixth grade. Although the New York City System was traditional teaching this school had an individualized program which was quite effective for the accelerated learning of some students, and provided the extra learning experience for the children who needed more attention. During my years at this school I taught third grade classes, fourth and fifth combined classes and sixth grade classes. I am certified for grades K-8 in New York and Massachusetts.
I continued my studies at the Cambridge School of Adult Education where I took a variety of classes including political science, book groups and Italian. I also discovered these incredible learning toys through a company called Discovery and I became a distributor for this company when my son was born. I also branched off and became a docent for the Danforth Museum in Framingham taking classes in art and giving tours to children. I am an avid reader and would encourage reading in any subject. I was also a sales representative for a newspaper in Massachusetts for 20 years to enable me to spend more time with my family. During my years at the newspaper I also did some writing and editorial work which certainly can add skills for tutoring in writing reports and creative writing. I came back to teaching when my son entered his teen years, and I returned to teaching as a substitute teacher. When I moved to Florida I was able to continue working for the newspaper at home. I believe my experience is diversified to enable me to tutor language arts. I am a former elementary school teacher with 15 years experience in urban and suburban classrooms. I am familiar with both individualized and structured teaching settings. After graduating from City College in New York, I worked for three years in the New York City School System teaching … Read more
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I was an elementary teacher with 15 years experience in multicultural, multi-ethnic urban and suburban classrooms..Familiar with both individualized and structured teaching settings I actively participated on curriculum planning committees. I am a graduate of City College in New York with a M.S. Degree in Education in 1969. The was an advertising executive and editorial reader at the Metrowest Jewish Reporter in 20 years and continued with substitute teaching. I have certifications to teach in New York City and Massachusetts.
I have taught handwriting to students in third, fourth, fifth and sixth grades. As a substitute teacher, I continued teaching this skill in the lower grades beginning with printing, and followed with cursive writing in third grade. The children were encouraged during their reading experiences to use their handwriting skills. They also used handwriting skills in creative writing. I taught the children how to hold a pencil which I notice today that many teens have not mastered during their elementary education.
We practiced letter by letter to learn the correct slant and paper position.
I am a retired teacher who taught phonics in my New York City, and eleven years in Framingham, Ma. where I taught at the third, fourth fifth and six grade levels The children learned by listening (Auditory discrimination) to the sounds of letters .They must learn the long and short vowels and the consonants some of which are blended.A number of consonants have only one sound (b,f,d,h,j, k, p, m l, r, t etc. The children can learn the consonants by writing words beginning with the sound. and then marking pictures of words that begin with that sound. The next important skill to be learned is to substitute known letter sounds in attacking unknown words, (for example ex. take, make, and rake. These are some of the basic skills but many more follow.