Mount Holyoke College (English)
Worcester State University (Graduate Coursework)
Hello! My name is Rita, and I am an "Empty Nester" - my daughter is a junior at Wellesley College. I graduated Mount Holyoke College with a BA in English. I was accepted into Western New England School of Law, but needed to request a Leave of Absence. I subsequently decided to pursue a career in Education, and received my Massachusetts license to teach English Language Arts to grades 5-12. I have a reciprocal license in Arizona. I have Highly Qualified status in this area.
I have always been interested in every aspect of English Language Arts. I have taught high school at the Navajo Reservation in Arizona, as well as in the city of Casa Grande. The importance of being proficient in reading and writing cannot be over-emphasized: it affects all aspects of our lives, from being able to benefit from thinking both contemporary and historical, to learning how to communicate, to scoring well on standardized testing. In short, it enriches our ability to enjoy our lives.
I believe working with students either one-to-one or in small groups is the most effective way to achieve the goals of building confidence, competency, and skill. I would love to share my passion with English, and thereby introduce your child to the enjoyment of learning English Language Arts. Hello! My name is Rita, and I am an "Empty Nester" - my daughter is a junior at Wellesley College. I graduated Mount Holyoke College with a BA in English. I was accepted into Western New England School of Law, but needed to request a Leave
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Massachusetts Educator's License: Grades 5-12
The importance of being a proficient reader cannot be emphasized too strongly. I have a lifetime's worth of the benefits of being one, and my goal is to impart this discovery to your child. Every developing reader is at a different stage, and I will craft my lessons and exercises to precisely your child's level. This, I find, is the best way to create enthusiasm while simultaneously bolstering confidence.