Armstrong Atlantic State University (Political Science)
Armstrong Atlantic State University (Master's)
Cambridge College (MEd)
I love imparting knowledge to students, because I love learning. In truth, I was not always the best student in school, not because I was not intelligent, but because I was not motivated to be successful in my educational endeavors. When I became a teacher, I promised myself that I would always be a patient, positive, professional that motivated and encouraged my students every step of the way through their educational career. I have had the pleasure of teaching hundreds of students in the public and private school systems and assisting them to reach their educational goals.
I specialize in tutoring elementary (all subjects), secondary grades, and High School (English, Social Studies, Reading, Algebra I, European History, U.S. History, Criminal Justice), GED, and SAT prep in reading,and writing. My goal is to provide each student with lessons that are challenging, and interesting, but not overwhelming. I provide weekly assessments, as well as progress monitoring, so that students and parents are kept abreast of achievement and progress.
I am flexible with my time, with a 24 hour cancellation policy.
To insure that students have a quiet, comfortable, and educationally conducive work space, I have space reserved at the Southwest Chatham Live Oaks Library. However, I am happy to travel to another location if that is more convenient for the student.
I look forward to hearing from you, and helping you achieve your academic goals. I love imparting knowledge to students, because I love learning. In truth, I was not always the best student in school, not because I was not intelligent, but because I was not motivated to be successful in my educational endeavors. When I became a teacher, I promised myself that I would always be a patient, positive, professional that motivated
Rate is $50.00 per hour for individual tutoring. Group rates are $200.00 per session for groups of 5 or more.
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I have a master of education degree in special education. Helping kids who distract easily involves physical placement, increased movement, and breaking long work into shorter chunks. Reducing the interruptions of children with ADD/ADHD should be done carefully so that the child’s self-esteem is maintained, especially in front of others. Strategies for combating hyperactivity consist of creative ways to allow the child with ADD/ADHD to move in appropriate ways at appropriate times. Releasing energy this way may make it easier for the child to keep his or her body calmer during work time.
Many students with autism are sensitive to auditory input and have a more difficult time processing auditory stimulation. Their work stations should be placed away from excessive auditory stimulation and away from unnecessary movement. Students with autism perform best when their daily routine is predictable, with clear expectations. A “check schedule” transition cue is then given to the student each time he is to transition to a new activity or class.
I have a master's in criminal justice degree. Criminal justice topics are most effectively taught through active listening and enhanced lecturing, whereby the student is provided with topics that they must actually teach to the class, and other students, and are instructed to paraphrase key points. Activity strategies are important, where students are required to construct model programs that analyze key issues in criminal justice issues.
I am certified to teach k-12 grades education classes. I have a master of education with training in lower grades education. I understand that younger students typically need nurturing teachers that help instill confidence, as well as rigorous lessons that challenge young minds. I have tutored several elementary age students with great success.
I am certified for teaching reading and phonics. The practices I use are using read aloud books, phonogram flashcards, decodable books and phonics lessons as well as sound and symbol books. The key is to encouraging students to practice a little every day, and when the student encourage them to sound words out as they go.
I am uniquely qualified to teach public speaking, in that in addition to participating on the debating team in high school, and in college, I am an accomplished spoken word poetry artist. My focus when teach students to speak lies in finding their particular strengths when communicating in general, and enhancing the finer points of public speaking such as eye contact, three points of focus when speaking, movement, as well as, articulation, intonation, and pitch when speaking.
In addition to having a master of education is special education, with a concentration in students with mild to severe cognitive deficiencies, I have several years of experience developing and implementing IEPs in public and private school settings. I offer challenging lessons geared toward engendering confidence in academic ability. Additionally, I work to build foundation knowledge so that the student can succeed, as he moves through his/her assigned work at school.
I have tutored several students over the years. The best way to build study skills is to promote students’ abilities to sustain study sessions by gradually increasing the time between breaks. For example, have students first study for ten minutes and rest for five, then extend the study time to fifteen minutes with a five minute rest, etc.