Indiana University- Bloomington (Elementary Education)
Indiana University - Bloomington (Master's)
I have many years of teaching experience in grades 4 and 5 and all subjects at different times. Over time, I seem to have made a niche for myself in language arts and math. I had great success as a teacher for struggling students in math and that success carried over to my mixed-ability classes.
Then I seemed to have the background (Latin language skills) and enthusiasm for helping students to be successful in language arts, especially grammar. My administrators made me the High Ability Teacher in Math and Language Arts in 5th grade for several years until I transferred back to 4th grade.
I tutored after school for several years and often had to turn away students because I had no more times available. I love the relaxed atmosphere of tutoring and getting to know those students a little more. One student came from his 9th grade building just to sit in my room and do his homework in case he had a question! He had been my tutoring student for 3 years prior. He realized that he really did have the skills to do it on his own by then!
I have taught high-ability 4th and 5th grade math students as well as struggling students in those grades. I also have experience and success with tutoring students in grades 2 through 8. I teach the "language of math" to help students be able to recognize the skill being asked for on standardized tests.
For the past 10 years, I have taught high-ability 4th and 5th grade reading/language arts. For the previous 27 years, I taught mixed-ability classes and tutored students in grades 2 through 8. I have been known by students and teachers to be be called "The Grammar Queen."
Contact me if you want to unlock the mysteries of learning math and English with a little determination and a lot of celebrating the conquering of stumbling blocks. My credo is "You Can Do HARD Things, and I Can Help!" I have many years of teaching experience in grades 4 and 5 and all subjects at different times. Over time, I seem to have made a niche for myself in language arts and math. I had great success as a teacher for struggling students in math
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