University of West Florida (Music Education)
Florida State University (Graduate Coursework)
I am a third generation teacher specializing in adapting teaching methods to fit the learning style of my students. The challenge of finding the correct teaching method for each of my students is as enriching for me as it is for them. I work to change their perspective of learning, and in fact, build a lifetime love for learning in them. In 2007 I was listed in the Cambridge Who's Who of American Educators. In both 2010 and 2011 I received the Outstanding Student Service Award at my school. As the students vote for the teacher who best helped them in their studies, you can see why I am so proud of this award!
My undergraduate degree is in music education and my graduate work has concentrated on teaching students with special needs. My students have ranged in age from kindergarten to adults. I have taught phonics to kindergarten students, but my most prized accomplishment was teaching a 56 year old male how to read. In music I teach voice, composition, theory, and music history. I have taught core academics, Bible, and social/emotional skills. I use technology and diverse methods of direct instruction to teach not only academics, but also goal-setting, positive values, and how to succeed in the real world.
I am very flexible in working within your schedule, but do have a 24 hour cancellation policy unless there is unexpected illness. In other words, we can be considerate of each other.
Please contact me if you want a teacher who will inspire you to do your ultimate best and reach your academic goals. I am a third generation teacher specializing in adapting teaching methods to fit the learning style of my students. The challenge of finding the correct teaching method for each of my students is as enriching for me as it is for them. I work to change their perspective of learning, and in fact, build a lifetime love for learning in them. In 2007 I
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I taught at a charter high school for at-risk youth. While there I was one of the teachers who taught ACT prep courses, which included ACT reading. I was the lead teacher for this course. During the time I taught this after school course, our students pass ratio improved 35%. This was due, in part, to the fact that I not only taught how to read for clues, but also test taking techniques.
I am certified to teach k-12 in ESE which includes teaching students with ADD/ADHD. In addition, I have taken an inservice specifically on teaching students with this learning disability.
I am certified in teaching k-12 ESE. Also, I have 12 hours of graduate study in teaching severe/profound students which includes the autism spectrum. Finally, I have taught several students with autism. In fact, at my last position I taught 7 male students who had autism.
I have taught Sunday School classes for over 30 years. I have taken numerous Bible Study classes. In my last teaching position I taught Bible Studies as one of my classes.
In college, I took two courses in music composition. As a music teacher, I have had to write music to fit a specific subject or program. Finally, I taught a whole unit of study in composition to my fifth grade class each year, then had several to perform their compositions during a school program.
I am certified to teach k-12 music classes, which includes ear training. I took specific classes in ear training in college. I have taught music classes in elementary school, church choirs, and a charter high school.
As an elementary music teacher, I have had to co-teach with the other elementary teachers. As an ESE teacher, I have had to teach the elementary curriculum. I have tutored both elementary and middle school students in problem subject areas. I am qualified to teach the elementary curriculum.
I am an ESE teacher so I have to be able to take my students at their current level and build upon their skills from there. I have worked with students from kindergarten through 12th grade and am able to move them ahead at a rate that is comfortable for them. We move quickly when the concept is understandable, and more slowly when the concept is challenging. In this way, the student feels comfortable and confident in his or her abilities.
My undergraduate degree was in music education. After graduating, I taught general music in elementary school for many years. I then taught general music at the high school level. I have also taught children's choir in my church.
My undergraduate degree was in music education. After graduating, I taught general music, including music history, in elementary school for many years. I then taught music history at the high school level. I also continue to study the history of music as a hobby.
I have co-taught phonics in a remedial reading course in elementary school. In my last teaching position, I taught phonics to kindergarten and first graders. I have also tutored struggling readers in phonics in the past.
As an ESE teacher, I have taken courses on various ways to teach reading to students with intellectual challenges. With students who have special needs, it is important to consider more than just phonics or learning sight words. One of the graduate courses I took concentrated on reading instruction for individuals with significant cognitive disabilities and another focused on techniques used to develop literacy skills in adolescents with developmental delays. These courses have qualified me to teach reading/literacy to a wide array of students.
I am certified in ESE for grades k-12. I have taught ESE in the public school system for many years. In the last few years, I have even taken graduate classes in teaching severe/profound students; this includes students with autism.
One of my teaching jobs was at a charter school for at risk high school students. Of utmost importance was to teach correct study skills. Therefore, study skills were a part of every class. On a more informal level, study skills have been incorporated in all of my classes over the years.
In college, my music emphasis was voice; I therefore have advanced study in performance voice. I have taught at the layman's level in choirs. Finally, I have taught advanced voice performance for individuals.