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Valencia Community College (Other)
My name is Judi and I have been in the education field for nearly 13 years. I have worked with children as young as one and a half all the way up to eighteen years of age. I enjoy teaching English Literature to others becuase it allows me to help people understand the importance of reading both fiction and instructional materials, as well as proper and strong writing skills. I have worked with ESOL students for seven years now and keep on top of my skills by continuing my education online. I am currently in the process of completing my ESOL endorsement and will have that attached to my English certification. I am a parent of a child who is ADHD, and have it myself as well. I help her everyday with learning how to cope with her condition and have helped her to stay above her grade level in reading and vocabulary.
I believe that every child can learn. I think that between creating a safe connection and bringing all the tools to the table, I am able to assist most children bridge the gaps that are keeping them from performing at optimum levels. I have helped children who were new to our country and taught them skills that have helped them not only learn English, but given them the tools they need to help them work at grade level in their academic life. I enjoy using a more direct method of teaching, which allows the child to work on the concepts and create a connection between what they already know and what they are working on learning. I like using various tools and a childs specific interests to make understanding the material they are working not only easier to understand but something they will retain due to that connection.
I am big on rewarding a child for hard work and positive results. I never give up and I never quit until I find that door that will open their eyes to what they are struggling with. I believe that parents are an integral tool in the education process and working with them and having them review in between my lessons and tutoring sessions will make it easier for the child to remember what they are working on and what they are building upon. I hope to hear from all of you soon and hope I can help you and your child anyway I can. My name is Judi and I have been in the education field for nearly 13 years. I have worked with children as young as one and a half all the way up to eighteen years of age. I enjoy teaching English Literature to others becuase
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I am certified in English 6-12. I have been teaching students in this specified area for nearly 13 years. My strengths in the subject area are evident in my reading and writing skills. I have assisted others to improve their own skills without the loss of their personal voice or perspective.
I have been teaching the benefits and importance of grammar for nearly 10 years. While working with students, I have been able to show them that word order and selection as well and proper punctuation. all demonstrate the ability to advance themselves academically as well as professionally. The ability to teach students to turn off their text langauge and informal writing and be able to speak and write properly are skills that students need to learn and relearn daily.
I have been teaching literature to students 6-12 grade for nearly 10 years. I emphasize the importance and value of learning how to interpret fiction and non-fiction works. I work to help student understand that the value of interpretation and comprehension helps us in all environments in the real world. Learning how langauge and diction has changed over time helps students to understand that language is an ever-changing skill; and to stay on top, you must continue to work at these skills for life.
The value of proofreading needs to be learned by all students. Knowing that we do not always see the errors when we write, the ability to see them after the fact and make corrections is a lost skill. Students need to learn how to rely on their skills of the English language more than the programs that are provided on a computer.
Reading and comprehension are life-long skills that help us to understand what we are seeing on paper. Whether factual or fictional, we need to learn the author's purpose, moral of the story, or insinuations that are placed within the reading. Reading is a skill that allows us the opportunity to go on our own personal journey with the characters which we are becoming involved with in the books that we read.
As part of the subject area I teach I am responsible to help students understand the importance and value in knowing how to spell words properly. I teach students how the rules of spelling can help them to remember how words are spelled and how the phonemic sound of each letter changes with the combinations they are placed in.
It is important to assist students in the expantion of their vocabulary throughout their academic career. The understanding of more complex words and the ability to utilize them allows the students to not only write in a more proficient manner, but also to comprehend reading material that is age appropriate.
In the years that I have taught English to middle and high school students, I have emphasized the value of writing. I have reinforced that writing is a life-long skill that can help you apply to jobs, and express yourself clearly and concisely to an audience who may never meet you face to face.