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Kristin F.

A teacher who won't give up on students

A teacher who won't give up on students

$50/hour

  • Cape Coral, FL 33909

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I have taught and tutored a variety of students in diverse environments. I have taught in Catholic, private and public schools, In N.Y, CA, MA and R.I.

My students have been from ages four through twenty. Currently I teach adults in a GED class. These diverse experiences in teaching have fueled my imagination, colored my views and enhanced my methods and inspired my desire to educate. It is my hope to instill the desire in students to reach scholastic excellence and perform to their...

I have taught and tutored a variety of students in diverse environments. I have taught in Catholic, private and public schools, In N.Y, CA, MA and R.I.

My students have been from ages four through twenty. Currently I teach adults in a GED class. These diverse experiences in teaching have fueled my imagination, colored my views and enhanced my methods and inspired my desire to educate. It is my hope to instill the desire in students to reach scholastic excellence and perform to their highest capability. Knowledge empowers us! I believe that all students are capable of learning.

A question that is continually posed is: "What makes a good teacher?" I believe teaching is an art and a science. My firm belief is that a teacher and or tutor, has to retain elements of their own childhood in order to delve into the minds of their students. Even though there are numerous behavioral and educational formulas, teachers who are lacking in emotional response and apathetic towards their students, will never reach their students.

I love reading and writing! It is a great joy for me to instill this love in my students. It can not be stressed enough that children are extremely sensitive to those around them. It is a case of their innate intuition. They are great readers! And in this case I don't mean of words. They "read"people. They are not fooled for a second by insincerity.

I know and believe that learning can be and is fun, when presented correctly. As a teacher I have insight into a student's mind. Friendliness and a wonderful sense of humour are most important in teaching. And yes, the patience of a Saint may be required at times.

To be a successful teacher or tutor, is to have the talent of translating knowledge into the student's mode of thinking. Quite simply the best tutors will retain the rich landscape of their own learning experiences. In other words what motivated the tutor's own love of learning! In conclusion it is my conviction that the most successful teachers and tutors integrate behavioral knowledge with the art of living to create an environment of joyful learning for all of their students. One of my students said: " I want a teacher who will teach a student that has given up on himself." That coming from a student, hit me where I lived, struck me to my heart, because I was that student.

Behind all the theories and doctrines of education, that one statement made by my student supersedes all the volumes and classes I have studied. I have taught elementary grades in Westfield, M.A. My teaching experience in C.A was the most rewarding. My students were multi-cultural. Many of them were on probation, yet these were the students who were banned from public schools. Sem Yeto School was their last chance to attain a high school diploma. This school also featured a nursery, as many of the students had babies and young children. I loved working with these students, because they understood that this school was their last chance to gain a high school diploma. They were eager to learn and acquire a good education. I was very successful with them. They knew I understood them and their desire to make their lives better. I worked with them in the late 90,s and early 2000. I also worked with gang members. By employing meaningful films which they watched, I assigned papers which they would write concerning the films and what these films had taught them. Thus I had their interest, trust and they enjoyed writing these papers.

The process made them think and consider their own lives. I had their full attention. It was a wonderful experience for all of us. They never believed that they could write papers for school. Also we studied Science, History and Geography. My methods were very successful. These students knew I cared about their lives. I also taught elementary students, making learning fun. I was very happy to inspire and reach children who thought school was boring and pointless. I have also taught students in Florida. The students ranged from elementary, middle to high school. I gave them a love of reading and understanding how much fun and exciting reading could be. We studied, children's classics, grammar. We graduated to chapter books. I taught them how to phonetically sound out words and spell. I have also had some private tutoring students, young people and I was a volunteer for adults from Spanish and Asian speaking students. I helped some of these adult students learn how to create bank accounts, fill out checks and gain driver's licenses. This was in a volunteer capacity. I have home schooled students as well. There is a very progressive school in Providence R.I., called, The MET. I enrolled my daughter in that school. There program of education consists of fifty percent of the basic , three "R,s" and fifty percent apprenticeship. This school has a high success rate. The MET was started as a high school and currently has branched out to elementary teaching. The students are from all economical and social backgrounds. My daughter is now a psychotherapist and is very successful in her practice. I truly hope this has given you a through and competent picture of my skills, experience and understanding how important teaching is to me. I attended Roger Williams University, studying, Literature, Film, writing skills, Political Science and law. I graduated Summa Cum Laude.

In California I studied education, ranging from elementary to high school, including ESL. I currently volunteer as a GED tutor, assisting young adults attain their high school diplomas. I have been very successful with my students. I have a method which enables my students to understand the reasons that such knowledge is important for their futures. They comprehend my methods which enable them to commit to memory the lessons. Most importantly I make learning a fun experience. I explain in simple terms that a young person can relate to. I use common daily experiences which I instill the young person to commit their lessons to their memories, without forgetting how to employ lessons they have been taught in school. In essence I want to teach a young person, who wants a tutor who will not give up on them. Thank you for your time in considering me as an asset in tutoring you child.


Education

Roger Williams University
Literature
Phoenix Univerisity
EdD

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  • Tutor’s lessons: In-person
  • Hourly Rate: $50
  • Travel policy: Within 15 miles of Cape Coral, FL 33909
  • Lesson cancellation: 12 hours notice required
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Elementary Education

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English

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Kristin F.

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