Southern Illinois University Edwardsville (Elementary Education)
Southern Illinois University Edwardsville (Master's)
McKendree University (Other)
After teaching in the Granite City School District for 26 years, I have just retired. I have worked as a Title I Reading teacher for the past seven years. I have tutored several students over the past several years, one with an ADHD diagnosis, from a self-contained special education class. I am a mother of 2 and grandmother of nine, so I am used to dealing with a variety of ages and abilities.
I love teaching and tutoring, because I love to see the "light come on" in the eyes of my students, when they conquer a strategy we have been working on. I enjoy working with families to involve them in these strategies as well. If we work together as partners, the success will be more likely.
I hold a reading endorsement from McKendree University, as well as earning my National Board Certification for English Language Arts in Early and Middle Childhood. I taught kindergarten, third grade as well as being a Title I Reading teacher, working only with struggling readers.
I was instrumental in launching Jolly Phonics in the GCSD. I used this, as well as the Heggerty method for early intervention.
Having taught so many grade levels has given me many strategies to use to help my students practice spelling in fun ways.
Please feel free to call or text me, if you think I can help your child. I can provide references, or you can ask just about any elementary teacher in the Granite City School District about me. They will know me by my nickname, Kiki Cochran After teaching in the Granite City School District for 26 years, I have just retired. I have worked as a Title I Reading teacher for the past seven years. I have tutored several students over the past several years, one with an ADHD
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I have a Reading endorsement from McKendree University, have used the Jolly Phonics program among others to teach kindergarten for 12 years, as well as being a reading teacher for K-2 students for 7 years.