BA, Hunter College, CUNY, New York (Eng. Lang. Arts and Elem. Ed)
MA, Hunter College, CUNY, New York (ESL) (Master's)
MS, Hunter College, CUNY, New York (Math Educ. and Reading) (Master's)
I am one of the fortunate ones; I knew from an early age that I wanted to be a teacher. After 15 years of teaching, I spent three summers receiving specialized training to help students who struggle with reading, math, phonics, spelling and handwriting.
During my last seven years as a teacher, I taught in a program where we worked with students one-on-one in these areas. I have always preferred to work one-on-one which is why tutoring works so well for my students and for me.
School is frustrating when you are having difficulties. So let's get you over the hump and send you on your way. I am one of the fortunate ones; I knew from an early age that I wanted to be a teacher. After 15 years of teaching, I spent three summers receiving specialized training to help students who struggle with reading, math, phonics, spelling and handwriting.
During my last seven years as a teacher, I taught in a program where we worked with
For an adjusted hourly rate, I am willing to travel beyond a seven-mile radius of my home.
Although I mostly taught math and reading during my years as an upper elementary and middle school teacher, I also taught social studies for 12 years. In my undergraduate elementary school training, I enjoyed our class in teaching social studies in the elementary school. About five years later I taught my first social studies class.
Math has always been my favorite subject to teach and to tutor. In my 26 years of teaching, elementary and middle school math was a major part of my teaching schedule. Although I taught in the classroom much of the time, my preferred way to work with students has always been one-on-one. It is the most effective way to work.
I have three certificates from the National Institute for Learning Development. Part of the training was in teaching handwriting. For seven years I taught handwriting one-on-one.
I have three certificates from the National Institute of Learning Development. Phonics is one of the major areas in which we received training, especially during our first training. I was already a licensed reading teacher, yet I found this phonics training very helpful.
I spent seven years using this program one-on-one.
I have been a certified reading teacher since September 1996. Before then and since then, I have worked teaching reading in small groups and one-on-one. It is always a satisfying challenge to teach a student to read. It is a pleasure to see him/her gain or strengthen this necessary skill.
For spelling accuracy, one needs to develop the following skills: clearly recognize the sounds in a word; know the various ways to spell each sound, for example, "f" or"ph" for the sound of /f/; know how to syllabicate the word since the placement of the vowel(s) often determines the sound it makes; and be able to visualize the word in ones mind. These skills are developed over time, using phonics.
In 1996 at the National Institute for Learning Development (NILD), I learned phonics and about its relationship to learning how to spell. For seven years in a one-on-one program, I used phonics to teach spelling. It is the best way to teach it.
My training as a reading teacher included ways to help students develop their vocabulary. Continuous developing of ones vocabulary is important at all grade levels.