University of Memphis (English)
Union University (Graduate Coursework)
I have been teaching High School English for over 10 years. My test scores have been in the top 25% in my county for 8 of those years. I am passionate about students seeing their own ability to achieve and succeed in a subject that they do not always enjoy. I have tutored outside of school hours for over 20 years as I completed tutoring sessions while I was in the business world before I became a full time teacher. I have taught all grade levels of English and AP Language and Composition. I am certified In English 6-12, ESOL and Music K-12.
I enjoy teaching test prep for ACT and SAT while also helping students write in an appropriate format for their audience and purpose. Analysis of literature is a forte of mine as I love to read. I also am music certified and love music!
Students enjoy my quirky sense of humor and my ability to compare English to their life so it is understandable and relatable.
I look forward to hearing from any of you who have English needs! I am available in the evenings and weekends for tutoring sessions, even after that ball practice or band rehearsal. I have been teaching High School English for over 10 years. My test scores have been in the top 25% in my county for 8 of those years. I am passionate about students seeing their own ability to achieve and succeed in a subject that they do not always enjoy. I have tutored outside of school hours for over 20 years as I completed tutoring sessions
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I have taught Bible classes for all levels-preschool, elementary, middle school, high school and adult-for 15+ years. I have done numerous one-on-one Bible studies and study my own Bible daily. I coordinate VBS every year including all Bible lessons for all levels and come up with a Biblical theme and the correct stories that go with the theme. My husband is an elder in our congregation and we regularly discuss Bible topics.
I have been teaching in Florida public schools for 11 years, the last four have been using Common Core. I taught two years using the Springboard curriculum that is written by Collegeboard and based in Common Core. I am continuously going to trainings in CCSS to learn implementation techniques.
I am currently certified in Music K-12. I have been an assistant band director for over 10 years and teach sectionals often. I have college coursework in Music Theory, all instrument methods and basic piano. I read music and can teach rhythm and notes.