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St. Petersburd College
Elementary Education
St. Petersburd College
EdD

Education

St. Petersburd College (Elementary Education)

St. Petersburd College (EdD)

About Amy

I absolutely love education. I knew since high school that I wanted to educate little minds, and watch my students soar to unbelievable success. I have taught Elementary Education for 6 years, and I am proud to say that I have never had a student retained. It was in the full-time teaching process that I realized that my true joy was small group differentiated instruction in reading. I believe reading is the most important, yet hardest task a child has to accomplish. I am an avid reader, and I strive to make my students not only readers and positive test takers...but lifelong readers! What more can I say? I love to teach! I am very blessed, and wake up everyday so proud that I chose this dedicated profession. My student's success is my true paycheck.

I have a very unique ability to teach different learners in many different ways. I have an all around thematic approach which includes embedding math, science, history and other academic content into reading lessons. There are so any elements to reading, and I feel that I have trained excessively in regards to low achieving students, common core, phonics, differentiated instruction, ESE, behavior management, fluency, comprehension and enriched vocabulary. I have over 120 training component points, and have taught a summer writing camp for 4th and 5th graders. I also embarked on the Student Inquiry Project, creating my own book club which I was able to present to hundreds of other teachers around Pinellas County. I have published poetry, and graduated top of my class.

An outstanding Common Core tutor understands the curriculum inside and out, and plans accordingly for every lesson. My planning is the key to my students success. If I know who they are and how they learn...Then I can plan accordingly, individualize instruction and meet their needs. Common Core is a new Pinellas County adoption, and I have trained and prepared myself for this new adoption. A positive environment, proper assessment and planning make great potential learners come alive!

Certified Elementary Education Teacher K-6 with an ESOL endorsement
6 years teaching experience: I have taught all grade levels! :)
ESE 20 component points successfully completed
Student Inquiry Project
Private tutor experience: 6 years (References available anytime)
Common Core ELA training
Common Core Math Institute Training
Hourly Intensive Reading Instructor
Certified Substitute Teacher

Extensive Jan Richardson Guided Reading for Differentiated Instruction Trainings
Common Core ELA training
Literacy Leveled Intervention LLI certified

If selected to tutor your child, I will go above and beyond. I am available any time and look forward to a positive professional relationship with you and your child! I have received several letters of recommendation and have references readily available. Please, if interested in an instructor with a heart...I'm your gal! Please to meet you! I eagerly await a chance to change your child's educational future!
I absolutely love education. I knew since high school that I wanted to educate little minds, and watch my students soar to unbelievable success. I have taught Elementary Education for 6 years, and I am proud to say that I have never had a student retained. It was in the full-time teaching process that I realized that my true joy was small group Read more

Policies
Cancellation
2 hours notice required
Travel Radius
Travels within 10 miles of Saint Petersburg, FL 33710
In-person lessons
Science:
Elementary Science
English:
ACT English, ACT Reading, English, Grammar, Reading, Vocabulary
Test Preparation:
ACT English, ACT Reading, Common Core,
GED
Language:
Reading, Spanish
History:
American History, Geography
Special Needs:
Common Core,
Elementary (K-6th),
Elementary Science, Phonics,
Reading, Study Skills
Elementary Education:
Common Core,
Elementary (K-6th),
Elementary Science, Grammar, Phonics,
Reading, Study Skills,
Vocabulary

Approved subjects are in bold.

Approved subjects

In most cases, tutors gain approval in a subject by passing a proficiency exam. For some subject areas, like music and art, tutors submit written requests to demonstrate their proficiency to potential students. If a tutor is interested but not yet approved in a subject, the subject will appear in non-bold font. Tutors need to be approved in a subject prior to beginning lessons.

Common Core

I have taught the new Common Core Adoption for the past 3 years. The first year was very challenging, because the FCAT was still the district based test. Not only was I challenged with FCAT material, but was also finding new innovative ways to embed FCAT curriculum with the new Common Core Adoption. I attended several Common Core Curriculum Trainings, and was observed by the state to ensure appropriate usage of the materials. I learned the reliable and valid process to teach the Common Core curriculum to help aid my students in assessment and learning success!

Elementary (K-6th)

My experience as an elementary K-6 educator was when I taught for two years at a high poverty Title 1 School using an intensive reading and writing program. This was an hourly position, and as I learned more about the education system, I decided to branch out and received my first full time position as a K-6 2nd grade teacher with and ESOL endorsement. I taught 2nd grade for 2 years and loved it! My scores were very high, so administration asked if I could move to the intermediate grades. I was moved to 4th grade, and then continued on with 5th grade as well. I also have experience in drop out prevention. I have experience teaching Kindergarten, 2nd, 3rd, 4th and 5th grade. I am currently certified and am completing my ESE component points. :) I love all grade levels!

Phonics

I have Jan Richardson Guided Reading Instruction Training for Phonics and Vocabulary, Common Core ELA training (Comprehension, Vocabulary and Phonics) and 6 years teaching phonics-K-6. I am a certified Elementary Education Teacher K-6 with an ESOL endorsement.

Study Skills

I have helped students whom struggle across the board in all subjects. One thing I noticed immensely when first teaching full time was that I had amazingly intelligent students, but they didn't know how to prepare and study for assessments. My students all struggled in a specific subject. This is where study skills in differentiated instruction came into play. Many of my students are highly social and extremely busy. However, this often leads to them being stressed out, disorganized, and procrastinators. I struggled in school because I did not have the resources or knowledge to know that I just needed an extra push and a few lessons in "How to Study Like a Champ!". I moved on to privately tutoring middle and high school students. Many of these students were athletes or performers who juggle school with road trips and practices. Has ADD/ADHD or a learning disability. Average B's or C's were the grades that were coming in before I started working diligently on a program that would work for every individual student. A program that would meet the thematic diverse needs of ALL learners. I wanted all of my students looking to step up to the next level. Study skills are easy to teach! The first step is allowing your students to know that they exist, and that their is an array of fabulous study skill techniques to aid them in assessment/classroom success. My job is not to answer "Why can't I study properly?" My job is to let students know... "It doesn't matter! We're going to change that right here... right now!".

St. Petersburd College
Elementary Education
St. Petersburd College
EdD

Education

St. Petersburd College (Elementary Education)

St. Petersburd College (EdD)

Hourly rate

Standard Hourly Rate: $40.00

Cancellation: 2 hours notice required

Travel policy

Amy will travel within 10 miles of Saint Petersburg, FL 33710.