Georgia Southern University (Bachelor of Music)
Georgia Southern University (Other)
I am a retired early childhood teacher. I spent 30 years in the classroom teaching all grade levels except 4th. My expertise lies in early childhood education having spent many years teaching K, 1, and 2. I always loved to teach. It was a great joy to me to pass on basic academic knowledge to children and watch as they learned and grew.
I understand the basic rules of grammar and am able to present these in an effective way with students.
Reading has been my greatest focus in the early childhood classroom. I provide instruction to students and enable them to achieve successful reading skills. Vocabulary is fun to teach. Students learn basic instruction in vocabulary by simple understanding and match up of vocabulary and its meaning,
I love to teach Phonics. Although our phonics system can be somewhat confusing to students, I am able to point out the sounds that our letters make and combination of sounds to enable students to be proficient in reading by applying this knowledge.
Spelling is just a matter of putting the right letters together to spell the word. I emphasize the tricky parts of the phonics component to students to help them be successful with spelling. Teacher made crosswords, as well as filling in the blank help students to gain knowledge in correct spelling,
I have always found that one -on -one tutoring to be a great key in understanding elementary curriculum. My methods include rote learning, memorization, oral practice, review of phonics. word structure and breakdown, pacing and revision. It is my belief that every student can learn. Hearing instruction with a different approach is key to student understanding and comprehension of subject matter. I am a retired early childhood teacher. I spent 30 years in the classroom teaching all grade levels except 4th. My expertise lies in early childhood education having spent many years teaching K, 1, and 2. I always loved to teach. It was a great joy to me to pass on basic academic knowledge to children and watch as they learned and grew.
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As an elementary teacher, I spent a good portion of the Language Arts block on Phonics instruction. It is my belief that student understand of basic phonics rules are essential to success in reading and writing. As a classroom teacher for 30 years, I have comprehensive knowledge of the basic educational objectives and goals that must be met in order for achievement of student success.