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University of Vermnt (Consumer Studies)
Harvard Graduate School Education (Enrolled)
Lesley University (Master's)
I have more than two decades of experience teaching preschool through middle school in MA, NY and MD. I am a skilled tutor in elementary language arts and math, study skills, and organizational skills, essay writing (high school and college applications). I've taught students of all ages and regularly coach and train teachers across the country on ways to increase academic engagement, develop social emotional learning and build community. Often, students need to time and attention of a caring adult to help foster self-confidence and build on the skills they have, in order to facilitate new learning and growth.
I have language arts teaching/training for elementary and middle school; I am a published author and blogger.
M. Ed. Early Childhood and Elementary Ed.; advanced training in child development and gender/brain development
I have advanced training in reading and spelling.
Connections and coaching are key to learning. I establish a positive and nurturing relationship and build on the skills you already have. I have more than two decades of experience teaching preschool through middle school in MA, NY and MD. I am a skilled tutor in elementary language arts and math, … Read more
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I have taught preschool, prekindergarten, kindergarten, first grade, third grade, fourth grade and fifth grade. I have written curriculum and done advanced professional development in language arts, social studies, math and social-emotional learning. I've trained teachers in classroom management and classroom organization. I've coached and mentored teachers across the country with Responsive Classroom.
I have taught and or tutored pre-phonetic, phonetic and early emergent readers in prek, kindergarten and first grade. I've taught and/or tutored early emergent, emergent and fluid readers in grades 1-5. I've taught spelling and phonics in kindergarten through third grade. I have access to grade level and remedial resources and can both supplement and support classroom work.
I have guided learners kindergarten through middle school in managing class and home assignments. This includes using a planner, chunking large assignments, using rubrics and planning sheets. I've also taught specific study skills related to time management, note taking, research, and project planning and execution. I've customized templates to help students track work and outline research. I've also worked with student to read and provide feedback on written assignments and projects.