University of Texas @ El Paso (Education)
North Georgia College (Master's)
I have been a teacher for 30 years, and during that time I have had the opportunity to teach many subjects, including math, writing and English. I also have a special education background and have worked with students in many different grade levels. I currently teach 9th grade coordinate algebra and appreciate the struggles that so many students have with this most important subject. Mathematics is not always easy to grasp, but by building on the skills a student already has, much of student's lack of understanding is usually fixed easily by repetition, practice, and learning how to organize the problem on paper. I bring patience, understanding, and learning strategies to students because of my dedication to helping students learn math and not be afraid of it or think it is impossible. I am a strong believer that math is the basis of great logical processing and will help students think more critically and be more successful in all subjects. There is a great need for more math understanding, especially in 9th grade, and one of my visions is to help transitioning 8th grade students become familiar with the 9th grade curriculum before they get to high school so they can be more secure as they enter into high school.
I have been a teacher for 30 years, and during that time I have had the opportunity to teach many subjects, including math, writing and English. I also have a special education background and have worked with students in many different grade levels. I currently teach 9th grade coordinate algebra and appreciate the struggles that so many students
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I currently teach math to ADD/ADHD students. My instruction involves maintaining a structured classroom where ADD/ADHD students feel academically challenged. Strategies I use to help students include procedural checklists, study guides, self-monitoring charts, and verbal praise.
I have been a special education educator for 27 years. I earned a master's degree in special education, specifically behavioral disorders. One of my skills is breaking down subject matter into smaller chunks that make it meaningful to the student. The best tutorial method for special needs students is the hands on, kinesthetic approach to learning.
I have been a teacher for 30 years and I know that Study Skills have to be taught and practiced. I am qualified to tutor in study skills because I teach my students to become organized. I teach my students how to arrange their study material into sections that work for them. By color coding folders and developing the skill of keeping a daily agenda, my students know where to find their work and when their different assignments are due. In addition, I also teach my students to be good managers of their time. Students can be easily overwhelmed by the amount of work they think they need to do, but once they learn how to structure their time, they become much for confident and willing to complete their work.