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National-Louis University (Health Mgmt Educati)
William Rainey HARPER COLLEGE (Other)
St. vincent Infant Hosp. School of Infant Nursing & Child Development (Other)
I love working with children and respect the uniqueness of each one. Learning should be non-threatening and fun. No two children are alike; I try to find the best methods for your individual child. Some kids need lots of hands-on activities; drawings and pictures, others absorb mostly by reading, verbal explanations, and discussions. Regardless of which subject I am tutoring my job is to find the key to your individual child.
Teaching pre-schoolers for Operation Head Start was fun and rewarding; helping four and five year olds learn to function in a group setting while exposing them to their first formal education. It was exciting to see how pleased they were when they mastered a new skill! My education as a Child Care Technician, Medical Assistant, and Health Management and Education student has helped me find new and better ways of teaching or training students of all ages.
Many children need a little extra help to keep them on target with their homework assignments or reading, and other classes. Others need assistance with Study Skills, organizing, keeping track of assignments and projects to make learning fun and less stressful. Everyday life skills as well as academic are an importatnt part of education. Depending on age I will assist them with learning to tell time, count money, cooki easy foods, pack lunches, hygiene, safety, manners, and other areas. These skills help them become more self sufficient. My goal is to help children enjoy learning and gain self-esteem. I often use games, skits, acting, and outings to teach life skills as well as academic subjects. The more they experience the more their curiosity is piqued to explore the word we live in. I rely on parents to let me know which areas need the most attention so we can work together to set up a plan.
Preparation for Kindergarten and first grade is one of my favorite areas. If you feel your child needs to enhance their basic skills to be successful prior to starting school, I can do this in a creative and fun manner. I love working with children and respect the uniqueness of each one. Learning should be non-threatening and fun. No two children are alike; I try to find the best methods for your individual child. Some kids need lots of hands-on activities; drawings and pictures, others absorb mostly by … Read more
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My first teaching experience was working with Operation Head Start working with four year olds the summer prior to their Kindergarten year. These students were taught the basic skills needed to be successful when beginning their K-6 years.
Since this time I have tutored grade school children in Reading, Writing, Vocabulary, Social Studies, Science, Arithmetic, Health, Study Skills, and basic Life Skills. I have had success working with dyslexic students as well as those with minor learning disabilities. I try to find interesting ways to present material. Using arts, crafts, games, and skits as well as outings which may be relevant to their subject matter helps make learning fun.
My education includes certification in Child Development and Early Childhood Education. I have experience teaching four and five year olds for Operation Head Start. After teaching children the alphabet and basic shapes, I teach the letter and letter combinations or patterns that produce the sounds of words in our language. Learning phonics helps them understand the relationship between the alphabet letters and "sounding out" combinations into speech They learn that letters have meaning because of the sounds they represent. I use colorful posters, easy to remember phonics songs, and adorable DVD's to make learning phonics fun. These methods and the materials I choose have been enjoyed by my past students who have had great success.
My experience with study skills includes helping to "map out" a child's weekly schedule on a easy to see calendar. Student's study time is incorporated along with their extra curricular activities. Test dates, home-work due dates, and special projects are entered on the calendar along with a schedule for getting them completed.
With parents, we decide on a quiet, adequately set up area to study and the rules for the time set aside to do so. We agree on breaks for rests, snacks, or exercise and discuss how interruptions such as as TV, music, phone, toys and pets will be handled.
A notebook divided by subject (if we are working on more than one) is put together for assignments, notes, and folders for homework. We talk about which classes they enjoy most and which are the most difficult for them. I suggest they arrange their time to do their least favorite projects or studying first. As work is completed it is checked off their list of assignments; this gives them a sense of accomplishment.
While employed with an occupational health company I wrote the procedures manual as well as most of the training manuals for employees hired as medical technicians. While operating my own company for over seventeen years I wrote my own advertising brochures, manuals, and training materials.
As a Nanny and Tutor now, I use creative methods to make learning fun and stress-free.
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