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LSU - BATON ROUGE
southeastern univ (Master's)
Hi...I have been a teacher for 24 years, in Texas and Louisiana (Ascension Parish). I have had the wonderful opportunity to move around in grades, having taught K, 2,3,4,7,and 8th grades. I loved teaching children at different ages and liked watching them grow at varied levels. I learned as much, or more, by moving to different grades, and not staying in the same area.
I am not teaching now because I had to take some time off for a serious surgery a year ago, and decided to stay at home a while. My health is fine now, thanks to God, but I do miss working with children and helping them. I do substitute a few days a week, which has been interesting.
Tutoring is something I have always enjoyed. I love getting to know a child one-on-one and truly helping, on that student's needs. Not everyone is able to "get it" thoroughly in the classroom. It is tough these days! Teachers have to move really fast to get through the material whether all the children are able to move with her or not. No, it's not fair! But it doesn't look like it is going to change anytime soon. . (That is another reason I am not going back into the classroom. My philosophy does not match the system's anymore.) But I do LOVE the children! And I love to see them love!
I would love to get to know your child and of course, help! I am knowledgeable the LEAP and iLEAP tests. I have taught and tested for both. Don't get frustrated. It isn't your fault, or that of your child. I will do my best to help, and use every trick that I know to improve their grades, self esteem, and of course, over all well being.
Good luck and Many Blessings,
Mrs. B. Hi...I have been a teacher for 24 years, in Texas and Louisiana (Ascension Parish). I have had the wonderful opportunity to move around in grades, having taught K, 2,3,4,7,and 8th grades. I loved teaching children at different ages and liked watching them grow at varied levels. I learned as much, or more, by moving to different grades, and not
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I have been certified in Project Read, which is a supplemental Reading program for students with special reading needs. It uses kinesthetic ways, such as: writing in sand and in air, "feeling" the phonics way, using snaps and clues, etc.
I have also been to at least 4 training workshops on working with the dyslexic student. Main focuses were teaching these children how to work WITH their disability. One focus was to work with "wholes", as in spelling chunks, popular sentence phrases, and the Big Picture. Also, thinking backwards often works with these children. They are often of above average intelligence.
**I could go on and on....This is very interesting to me. Each child is different, but these children do share many of the same characteristics in the Language Arts and Math areas.
I have a BA in Elementary Education from LSU in grades 1-8. I have taught grades K,2,3,4,7,8 for a total of 24 years.
I have a BA in Elementary Ed. from LSU and have taught phonics for many years in grades K, 2,3, and even to 4th graders who were below grade level. I am certified in "Project Read", which is a phonics based program for lower readers, who do not learn from the regular program of site word/repetition. I also have over 48 extra in-service hours of Reading/phonics based curriculum instruction.
I have taught study skills to children for many years. It starts with organization. Study skills is a management system. I like to truly motivate the student and send the message about how important it really is. "Having good study skills can make you feel so good when everything is in its place and ready!"
We make sure they have a great place to study and keep their supplies. We will focus on main ideas and new vocabulary words, and writing notes (depending on the age of the child). Different subjects will be manned in different ways, for example, content areas. And grade levels vary.