Louisiana State University at Baton Rouge (journalism)
Grand Canyon University (Graduate Coursework)
My name is Sandra, and I believe every child has their own unique way of learning. Seeking and finding the right key to a child's learning can be a fun adventure. In a world with many words, a child lights up when they can grasp the pronunciation of a word and understand its meaning. This is the foundation for reading. Another light goes on when a child reads a series of words and grasps the thought being expressed. Pictures and other visuals are wonderful tools for reading and understanding.
Children gain confidence in themselves when they build new learning on something they already understand. This is my approach to teaching, and I believe it is successful. When a child can relate what they read to what exist in their lives, another light goes on which is comprehension and application.
Writing is another adventure. It's best to just let the words flow. Then we pick and choose the right words to tell our thoughts, ideas, and dreams. We want to speak our ideas and write down our thoughts.
Sentences - (Sen ten says) - Speaking is a matter of breaking down words into small portions of what we can already say. With work and practice, a child can make remarkable progress in the areas of reading, writing, and speaking.
I find it rewarding to see children successfully learn. It's great to see the light go on in their minds which is reflected by the light of joy in their eyes. Children need positive feedback to learn and to grow. I believe I can effectively teach children. My passion is for reading and speaking, and I also want children to understand the importance of courtesy and respect. I gained experience in tutoring by helping my nephew with his homework over the years. He struggled with reading and writing. His 5th grade teacher was remarkable, and combined with efforts from all family members, he had a breakthrough in 6th grade. He is now in 8th grade, and he's doing great. I have also had coursework in English as a second language and an overview of exceptional children and their needs.
I help care for my special needs little sister. She is intellectually disabled, and I have learned to communicate with her through tone of voice and facial expressions. I have years of volunteer experience with caring for babies with my once a month nursery service to the church. I also volunteer with my church's Health Outreach one Saturday a month. My degree is in journalism with additional coursework in education. I would love the opportunity to work with your child.
I appreciate your consideration. Greetings,
My name is Sandra, and I believe every child has their own unique way of learning. Seeking and finding the right key to a child's learning can be a fun adventure. In a world with many words, a child lights up when they can grasp the pronunciation of a word and understand its meaning. This is the foundation for reading.
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I am best with teaching K-3rd graders. I focus on the student understanding what the words mean. I also like for the student to look at the pictures to help gain understanding of what the sentences are saying.
Writing starts off in answer to the question, "Who did what?" We can then go on to answer: where, when, how, and why?
First, ideas just need to be written on paper. Then, like scattered building blocks, they can be organized, put in order, and then polished with correct spelling and punctuation.
WRITING IS A PROCESS - IT TAKES A FEW STEPS
Step one of writing is to simply get ideas down on paper.
The ruff ruff draft is written.
It's proofread, and the rough draft is created.
It's proofread again, and the draft is done.
It's time for a final correction to spelling and punctuation; it is finally a final draft.
One last proofreading, and it is now a finished paper.
It is good to have children understand early that writing takes a couple of drafts. It's good for them to have breaks in between. Each time they write, the paper gets better and better. When they approach their final draft, success is near. They can then be pleased when they have their finished paper, and it is a job well done.