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Christy D.

Gainesville, FL

$35/hour

Patient and passionate about learning, and I like to make it fun!

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BA UNIVERSITY OF ALABAMA TUSCALOOSA
Communication Studies
College of Education, University of Florida
MEd
University of Florida
Other

Education

BA UNIVERSITY OF ALABAMA TUSCALOOSA (Communication Studies)

College of Education, University of Florida (MEd)

University of Florida (Other)

About Christy

As a mom and stepmom with a love of learning and adventure and a Master of Education and Specialist Degree in Education from the University of Florida, I would enjoy the opportunity to work with students to enhance their learning and self-confidence. At home, my family and I enjoy baking, arts and crafts, science experiments, biking and more. We try to learn while we play.

I was a guidance counselor for 7 years and thoroughly enjoyed working with students in a variety of capacities.
I currently teach second and third grade Sunday school, and I am an active participant in the children's ministry at my church.

As a student earning a master's degree, I wrote many papers and research reports and honed my writing and proof reading skills in the process. As a tutor with the America Reads program and as a guidance counselor, I worked with elementary aged students who struggled with reading in particular and developed strategies and tools to assist them.

As a guidance counselor, I often advised students on how best to study and prepare for classes, test, and presentations. I helped with organization strategies and test anxiety as well.

Feel free to contact me with any questions about myself or your particular needs. We can discuss a potential plan, and you can determine if I am the right fit for your specific needs.
As a mom and stepmom with a love of learning and adventure and a Master of Education and Specialist Degree in Education from the University of Florida, I would enjoy the opportunity to work with students to enhance their learning and self-confidence. At home, my family and I enjoy baking, arts and crafts, Read more

Policies
Cancellation
12 hours notice required
Travel Radius
Travels within 15 miles of Gainesville, FL 32606
English:
English, Proofreading, Reading, Writing
Special Needs:
Phonics
Elementary Education:
Phonics,
Reading, Study Skills

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Phonics

As a guidance counselor at the elementary level, I submitted a small grant proposal to fund a remedial program for kindergarteners who we discovered were not prepared for school academically and/or socially. I was awarded the grant, and part of what I did was teach those students basic phonics. I also taught my children to read using phonics programs.
I have assisted students with decoding through phonics as well as a taking a whole language approach as appropriate.

Study Skills

As a guidance counselor, I regularly assisted students in reflecting on current study skills and gaining more effective study skills. I also helped students with organizational skills and in overcoming test anxiety. I saw improvement in the students who actively worked with me on enhancing these skills.

BA UNIVERSITY OF ALABAMA TUSCALOOSA
Communication Studies
College of Education, University of Florida
MEd
University of Florida
Other

Education

BA UNIVERSITY OF ALABAMA TUSCALOOSA (Communication Studies)

College of Education, University of Florida (MEd)

University of Florida (Other)

Hourly rate

Standard Hourly Rate: $35.00

Cancellation: 12 hours notice required

Travel policy

Christy will travel within 15 miles of Gainesville, FL 32606.