Albertus Magnus College (Psychology)
Southern Connecticut University (Master's)
University of Connecticut (MEd)
I am a graduate of a small, private liberal arts college, Albertus Magnus, in Connecticut, where I was a scholarship student and graduated Magna Cum Laude. I then attended Southern Connecticut University where I took specialized courses in reading and a one year program in teaching adult learners and attained my Master's Degree in special services for postsecondary students. I received a second Master's Degree at the University of Connecticut and am a Certified teacher in the State of Connecticut.
I am a lifelong learner and still take as many workshops and seminars as I can fit into my busy lifestyle. I also am a mentor listener at an elementary school in Coconut Creek and train for the Thumbody Program in Broward County which is a program which tries to instill confidence, respect and responsibility in second graders for both themselves and others. I enjoy teaching both children and adult learners and have tutored various children in reading and phonics for five years and adult learners for over twenty years. I have had the honor of helping hundreds of students attain their high school diplomas or increase their reading or math skills over the course of my teaching years. I truly love watching people attain the confidence they need to succeed! My husband and I moved to Florida several years ago, and I have continued to tutor adults and children, and also volunteer in the Broward public school system.
I love to challenge, but not overwhelm my students, and make sure my students fully understand what I have taught before moving on to the next section of what they are learning. I will review material often and periodically quiz and test for retained content matter. I try to be flexible with my time and therefore do not ask for a large cancellation fee and I will try to offer a makeup class if the student/parent wishes one. I will travel to whatever location the student/parent desires as long as it is reasonable, although I do prefer a library as it offers the quietest and most comfortable study space. I am a graduate of a small, private liberal arts college, Albertus Magnus, in Connecticut, where I was a scholarship student and graduated Magna Cum Laude. I then attended Southern Connecticut University where I took specialized courses in reading and a one year program in teaching adult learners and attained my Master's Degree in special services
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I have taught reading and English grammar classes to adults at high school level and college preparation level for over twenty years.
I have tutored numerous students preparing to enter college in the areas of ACT READING, English and the optional writing sections.
I, myself, continue to review my own skills by taking practice tests as each edition of Kaplan's Test Preparation Texts are published and consistently score at or above the 90th percentile (scale score 28 or above) in both reading and English subsections.
I taught high school and college preparatory level reading and English grammar courses for over twenty years. I have tutored numerous students in the reading subsection of the ACT. I continue to maintain my own skills by taking these subtests each year as the new Kaplan preparation guides are published, and I consistently score at or above the 90th percentile in the reading subsection.
As lead teacher in a learning center in Ct which serviced adults and special ed adult students reading between grade levels 2-6 I was given the task of replacing all language arts and reading curriculum to align with common core standards. In addition it was my responsibility to train my staff in lesson planning and standards in using common core activities in the classroom.
English as a Second Language
I am certified in ESOL for adult learners, and I have taught adult ESOL beginning and intermediate courses for over 15 years including classes in English grammar, reading, and conversation.
As an adult education teacher working in an alternative high school and adult education learning center for over 20 years, I have had the opportunity to teach all sections of the GED to numerous students in classes, small groups and individual sessions. I have taught all sections of the GED, although I am partial to the language arts, science and social studies sections. I have taught math, but must admit it is my weakest area. I have taught GED to both native born and English as a Second Language students. I have tutored extensively in the language arts sections and in addition to teaching GED I have extensive teaching experience in teaching reading, English grammar and writing skills.
I have taught English grammar as an adult education teacher in Connecticut for adult education students in pre-high school, high school completion and transition to college courses for more than 20 years. In addition, I have taken, and passed, WyzAnt's grammar test.
I have been trained as a literacy volunteer and am familiar with all the Laubach materials for both native speakers and ESOL students. In addition, I have been trained in the Wilson Reading Program and have worked with many students, both adult and elementary level, in teaching them to read, using both whole language and phonic methods.
I have taught reading and English grammar courses to high school and preparation for college students for over 20 years
I have tutored numerous students in SAT preparation, both privately and as members of a learning center offering college prep classes for students who have been out of school for many years and now wish to pursue a college education.
I review my skills constantly using materials offered by publishers of review materials, and I consistently score in the 85th or above percentile.
As lead teacher in adult learning centers and alternative high schools it was my job to prepare numerous students for graduating from our various programs. These included for-credit high school diplomas, GED's and an alternative program for high school credentialing called the External Diploma Program used in CT as an alternative to the GED. One of my activities was to teach study skills to these young individuals such as test taking skills, how to answer multiple choice questions, how to take notes and study effectively and how to comprehend what they were reading. I did this preparation at both the high school and college preparation level for some twenty odd years. As a disability resource person for the Connecticut Department of Adult Education it was also one of my duties to offer workshops at state conferences for adult education teachers on teaching study skills to learning disabled students in their adult education classes.
I taught English as a Second Language for over twenty years while teaching in Connecticut. This included classes in conversational English, English Grammar, reading for ESL students and English composition. I have tutored ESOL students who wanted to get their high school or college credentials and were studying to take either TOEFL, GED, ACT or SAT preparation examinations.