Grand Valley State University, Allendale, MI (English)
Western Michigan University, Michigan (Graduate Coursework)
Nova University, Florida (Graduate Coursework)
I believe all children can learn. Learning is easier when children feel safe, secure and loved. It is the responsibility of educators to supply an environment in which children are motivated to learn and to think. My aim in education is to instill in each student a burning desire to learn. They will be taught that learning is an ongoing process that never ends. My teaching will give relevance and meaning to them and in doing so will provide the motivation to learn not only in my subject area but in others as well.
I have 18 years of teaching experience, 8 of which are in the South Florida area. I am familiar with the curriculum of the Broward and Dade school systems as well as with some Charter schools in the area. I have taught from 6th to 12 grade in the subjects of Spanish from level 1 to AP and in all areas of English from Reading, Writing, Creative Writing, Speech and Debate and FCAT preparation.
I teach full time so my availability will be late afternoons, evenings and weekends. I offer a free consultation and request at least 3 hours of notification of cancellation on scheduled appointments. I will assign homework, and provide periodic assessments and progress reports and will be willing to work online. Tutoring sessions will be held in the nearest public library or mutually agreed public location.
I look forward to meeting you and to help you achieve your goals. Together we can work to make you a successful student.
I believe all children can learn. Learning is easier when children feel safe, secure and loved. It is the responsibility of educators to supply an environment in which children are motivated to learn and to think. My aim in education is to instill in each student a burning desire to learn. They will be taught that learning is an ongoing process
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I am certified to teach English for middle school and high school. I have taught for the last 18 years from 6th grade Language Arts to 12 grade. Here are some examples of what I have taught: 6th grade Language Arts, 6th grade Creative writing, 6th grade Speech and Debate, 7th and 8th grade Cambridge English and regular Language arts, 7th grade gifted English
9th grade Critical Thinking Skills, 9th grade Freshman Composition and Literature, 10th grade Honors and regular, 12th grade Senior writing, and Advanced Placement Language and Composition.
For the last 18 years I have taught all levels of Spanish, including: Spanish 1-3, AP Spanish Literature, AP Spanish Language and Composition, and Spanish 1 & 2 for Native Speakers.