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Marsha W.

Paris, KY

$40/hour

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About Marsha

Hello, I'd like for you to know that I have been committed to teaching and educating others most of my life. When I was 13 years old, I went with my grandmother to help with the Head Start Programs in the 60's. As I went through school, I strived to do the best I could. Sometimes it was a struggle, but I graduated from high school at the age of 17. I went straight to a community college for two years to get my associate degree. From there I received my double major from the University of Kentucky in elementary education and special education. My first year of teaching involved math, which was my least favorite, but it was a job to get my foot in the door. The following year I began teaching high school special education, where my true commitment was. I taught those students how to survive in our real world and did many extracurricular activities, such as making items and selling them. We had our own little store. I taught them how to budget their check books, their food cost and their time, how to go about getting a job, etc. As time went on, I went to our Middle School. Again I taught the students practical living skills, how to read and write to get along in society. I started to prepare them for different jobs that they could perform. While teaching, I returned to school to get my 5th year degree and my Rank I in Special Education and Microcomputers. After teaching 27 years in middle school and high school, I retired because of health issues. I wasn't out of the system for long as I came back as a permanent substitute for a semester. I have now been substituting long and short term for all ages in surrounding counties. At one time, I also taught adult education. My most recent jobs have been in the elementary schools, K-6.
I have raised two daughters who are very involved in education also. One is a guidance counselor and the other is a PTO President and on a Site Based Council. I continue to teach their children and many others in our community. I've been at it a long time, but I feel sure that I can help you son or daughter improve their reading, writing and grammar skills. Teaching is my passion, along with helping others become the best they can be.
Hello, I'd like for you to know that I have been committed to teaching and educating others most of my life. When I was 13 years old, I went with my grandmother to help with the Head Start Programs in the 60's. As I went through school, I strived to do the best I could. Sometimes it was a struggle, but I graduated from high school at the age of Read more

Policies
Cancellation
2 hours notice required

I increased my fee because of a greater distance.

Travel Radius
Travels within 40 miles of Paris, KY 40361
In-person lessons
English:
Reading,
Writing
Special Needs:
Phonics,
Special Needs
Elementary Education:
Elementary (K-6th),
Handwriting, Phonics,
Reading

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Elementary (K-6th)

I have a double life-time certification in K-6 for elementary education and k-12 in special education. I taught 27 years in the public middle school and high school. I have substituted in all grades k-12 for the last 15 years.

I am more confident in teaching reading and language to younger children at this point in my life. I prefer part time and one-on-one at this time in my life.

Phonics

I guess you could say I learned to read the old fashion way, through phonics. I still think that is the best way to teach children to read. They must first learn their alphabet, then the sound that each letter makes, what a consonant is and their vowels. Once they've learned those basics we can continue to put sounds together and start blending letters to make words.

I graduated from the University of Kentucky with a double major in elementary (1-8) and special education (1-12). With this background, I feel like I can help all levels of people wanting to learn to read. I have taught in the public school, a private Catholic school and Adult Education

Reading

I am a certified elementary and special education teacher for life. I have aught all grades from K-12 for over 30 years. I'm presently retired and have time to help others at this point in my life.

Special Needs

I have taught special education classes for over 27 years. I graduated from the University of Kentucky with a double major in elementary education (1-8) and special education (I-12). I taught middle school and high school students, including EMH, now known as MMD. I have also taught in LD and FMD classrooms. I have run and managed my own resource classrooms and I also collaborated with regular education teachers. I now substitute in elementary schools and have even taught K for a semester.

I've always wanted to help and teach others, especially those who are less fortunate. Even though I am now older and retired, I'd still like to continue teaching. I think anyone can continue to learn and I'm certainly willing to help.

University of KY
Elementary Ed.
University of KY
Graduate Coursework
University of KY
Other

Education

University of KY (Elementary Ed.)

University of KY (Graduate Coursework)

University of KY (Other)

Hourly rate

Standard Hourly Rate: $40.00

Cancellation: 2 hours notice required

I increased my fee because of a greater distance.

Travel policy

Marsha will travel within 40 miles of Paris, KY 40361.