BAE (Elemntary Education)
My Bachelor of Arts degree from F.A.U. is in Elementary Education. I've attended college to keep my certificate current through the years, and my certifications have included, Reading and Math K-12, and Elementary K-6. Working over 20 years in the Florida school system in Broward, Brevard, Palm Beach, and Alachua counties, has given me rich and varied experiences. My full-time teaching has included 2nd, 3rd, and 4th grades, 6th-grade reading, and 7th and 8th grade remedial math.
Being in the top 2 WyzAnt tutors for most lessons taught locally keeps me creative. Meeting new students and accessing their current skill-level to individualize their lessons, is an exciting part of the teaching process for me. Using lessons based on where the students are, and taking them from there to higher levels is amazing. Because of being completely individualized, I have collected a wealth of materials.
I believe that every student can learn and achieve their goals with a plan that fits them, along with consistent work. Parents have complimented me on my patience and told me that their students have brought up their grades in class, and on standardized tests. I would enjoy the chance to work with your student. My Bachelor of Arts degree from F.A.U. is in Elementary Education. I've attended college to keep my certificate current through the years, and my certifications have included, Reading and Math K-12, and Elementary K-6. Working over 20 years in the Florida school system in Broward, Brevard, Palm Beach, and Alachua counties, has given me rich and
$40 for one student for one hour $70 for one student for two hours, same subject
Wonderful tutor for my child. Very positive learning style lessons. Would highly recommend her to other parents. Recognized where my child was and knew exactly what we needed to do to improve his learning capabilities.
Ms. Kathy teaching my daughter to read, write, and count. In between them is strong connect, my daughter is five year old and she loves her techniques. We had less than 10 classes and my daughter is all ready reading and knows how to spell her name. I am very proud of her. We would like to continue with miss. Kathy till kindergarten.
We have finished two courses with Kathy. My son Eric likes Kathy. She is patient and experienced. She know how to teach kids whose English is the second lauguage. With a Study plan I think Eric will learn faster.
Kathy gave my son math instruction that he will be able to use. She shows enthusiasm and excitement while they work. He walked away with new strategies for 5th grade math.
Kathy is a great tutor! She is smart, creative, charismatic, and fully engaging. My 4th grader got 100% on a timed math test last week! I believe my son is falling in love with math thanks to Kathy.
Kathy has helped my daughter in 3rd grade. They have been focusing on reading and language arts. My daughter's grades have improved. Kathy takes time to prepare lessons for my daughter. She's always on time and a delight to be around. I highly recommend her.
She taught my son grammar and reading. It was the first time she met with my son and was an introductory appointment.
My son said that this is the first time to realize studying was interesting and funny. He likes Kathy a lot and he enjoyed the lesson. Thanks so much!
Christopher seemed to do well at his first tutoring session with Miss Kathy. I was also at the library studying and I can tell you those two hours went quick. I am so happy we found Miss Kathy and WyzAnt!
Kathy is a great tutor for my son! She has modified her teaching techniques to use specific motivators for my child. She's very enthusiastic and praises him when he does well. This last session was most successful with him recognizing 5 letters and writing them. Her personality is also a great fit for my child.
Kathy N. has done a good job of keeping my daughter engaged. She also has been very patient and positive with my stubborn and sometimes argumentative child. We have already seen improvement in her school writing assignments.
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I worked at a test school for the Common Core program before it was county-wide. I am familiar with the philosophy and the common ground for teaching. I work daily with the goals and expectations when I tutor my current students. I also incorporate the skills between grade levels.
I earned my Bachelor's Degree in Elementary Education specializing in the primary grades. My experience in Elementary Education includes one year in the fourth grade in Broward County, two years in the second and one year in the third grade in Brevard County, and 7 years in the 6th grade in Alachua County. Moving from grade to grade taught me patience and how to create lesson plans for students' individual needs.
My current certification is in Mathematics/(Grades 5-9). In the past, I have taught Compensatory and Remedial Math where I learned to individualize lessons. Students can build speed and confidence by practicing the addition, subtraction, and multiplication facts for 5 min. a night. I use flashcards, games, clocks, play money, yardsticks,and tape measures, in addition to worksheets and workbooks because I think math should be fun!
To keep my current teaching certificate active, I recently completed two English Composition classes at Santa Fe College. The classes included grammar, mechanics, vocabulary, and sentence structure. We wrote compositions on poetry, theater, psychology, fiction and non-fiction. These were semester courses taught in 6 weeks and I achieved an A status.
My last 2 college-level courses have been English Composition. I have been a WyzAnt tutor for almost 4 years and the majority of my students are not native-English speakers. I use a variety of literary materials to make the lessons interesting, and their fluency always improves.
I recently completed two college-level English Composition courses that emphasized mechanics and grammar in writing. I earned a 3.9 grade-point average, finishing each semester course in six weeks. I have tutored grammar for over four years in a learning center to students who don't speak English in their home. We always start building their grammar skills first.
My B.A. is in Elementary Education and handwriting was included as a "methods" subject, because printing was taught in kindergarten, and cursive began in the third grade. I feel handwriting has become neglected in the public schools, so If a student needs practice, I have the tools, methods, and knowledge to help them improve.
Even though my teaching certificate first certified me in Elementary Education grades 1-6, I went on to add courses that gave me specialization in Reading grades K-12. Reading has always been one of my favorite subjects, to teach. No matter what level your student is on, a basic knowledge of sounds and how words are put together is essential.
I recently took an upper-level college English Composition course. Two-thirds of the class time was spent proofreading, correcting, and re-writing. We proofread our colleagues' rough drafts as well. We used English grammar books, worksheets, and media presentations to develop our proofreading skills. I received one of the two A's given in the class.
I have taken classes in the past to become certified as a Reading Specialist. My experience with varying ages and abilities has enforced the belief that becoming a good reader is the foundation of doing well in all subjects. I use a variety of materials to motivate learning, and make reading interesting and fun,
I have been certified as a Reading Specialist grades K-12, in the past. That includes the teaching of spelling. Studying the spelling rules, and memorizing sight words will help all students learn to spell more accurately.
While working as a substitute teacher in Alachua County, I have been assigned to Media Specialist positions. I have guided classes through the use of dictionaries, thesauruses, and encyclopedias. The position also included teaching map-reading skills, instructing students on the different genres of literary composition, and showing them how to find the books they needed. A basic knowledge of good study skills will help a student get ahead in all subject areas.
Since most of my expertise is in reading and English, I integrate vocabulary at every level. Some of the areas I cover are: synonyms, antonyms, homophones, homographs, multiple-meaning and high-frequency words. Students will also practice replacing "overused" words when they write.
Since the Standardized Writing Tests became required in the public schools, I have been tutoring students in Alachua County to help them pass with a high score. Becoming a temporary teacher in a public school for six weeks included getting an entire class test ready for the state tests. I learned strategies for teaching writing and am familiar with the criteria for grading.