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Denika M.

Silver Spring, MD

$60/hr

Elementary School Tutoring Available

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Towson University
Nova Southeastern Fischlers Graduate School of Education
MEd

Education

Towson University

Nova Southeastern Fischlers Graduate School of Education (MEd)

About Denika

Greetings! My name is Denika and I am a Maryland Certified teacher working with Montgomery County Public Schools. Currently I teach 2nd grade in Silver Spring, MD. I have been with MCPS for the past 7 years. I have also spent one year teaching abroad in Scotland on a Teacher Exchange grant with the Fulbright Teacher Exchange Program. My experience includes working with students with special needs, English language learners, and gifted and talented students. I am available to provide enrichment opportunities for your child as well as support in areas of need. Greetings! My name is Denika and I am a Maryland Certified teacher working with Montgomery County Public Schools. Currently I teach 2nd grade in Silver Spring, MD. I have been with MCPS for the past 7 years. I have also spent one year teaching abroad in Scotland on a Teacher Exchange Read more

Policies
Cancellation
24 hours notice required
Travel Radius
Travels within 5 miles of Silver Spring, MD 20904
In-person lessons

"Excellent tutor - patient, kind, organized, and clear."

- E. Carmen Ramos, Takoma Park, MD on 11/5/12
English:
Grammar, Reading,
Vocabulary
Music:
Piano,
Violin
Elementary Education:
Common Core,
Elementary (K-6th),
Elementary Math,
Elementary Science, Grammar, Handwriting,
Phonics,
Reading,
Study Skills,
Vocabulary
Special Needs:
ADD/ADHD,
Aspergers,
Autism,
Phonics
Test Preparation:
Common Core
Corporate Training:
Grammar

Approved subjects are in bold.

Approved subjects

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ADD/ADHD

One of my very first teaching jobs was at an alternative day school for students with ADD/ADHD, Aspergers and Autism. Currently I three students in my classroom with ADHD. I have also been supporting/tutoring a 9-year-old girl for the past three years. I have not only taught her reading and writing, but also strategies that will allow her to be successful in school despite her ADHD.

Aspergers

I have had a wonderful opportunity to work at a home for disabled children, many of whom had physical, as well as mental and social handicaps. One of my very first teaching jobs was at an alternative day school for students with ADD/ADHD, Aspergers and Autism.

Autism

One of my very first teaching jobs was at an alternative day school for students with ADD/ADHD, Aspergers and Autism. For the last three years I have had a student in my class with Autism. Because of this, I have taken several workshops in helping me to best meet these students' unique needs and to educate them along with their peers.

Common Core

I am an elementary school teacher in the public sector that uses Common Core as its curriculum. I have to use Common Core to teach all subjects and have used it for grade 1-3 specifically. I have also had training as a Reading specialist with Common Core training at the helm.

Elementary (K-6th)

I currently am an elementary school teacher, Maryland certified, for graded Infants to 8th grade. I look forward to working with your student.

Elementary Math

I have taught math from grades K-4th grade. This includes both below, on, and above grade level students.

Handwriting

I have taught grades 1st thru 3rd grade. In first grade I have to teach students who to form letters properly. In second grade I had to continue that teaching and introduce cursive writing. In third grade I have had to teach cursive exclusively. As an elementary school teacher we have to teach it all!

Phonics

Phonics is the foundation for success in reading. I have taught phonics to both English Language Learners of all ages as well as new readers in both Kindergarten and Pre-K. I have also tutored struggling readers with the use of phonics.

Piano

I have played piano for 30 years and would be interested in helping beginning players grow to love music. I have attended both middle and high schools arts magnet schools and have had training in music theory, violin, and piano.

Reading

I am a Maryland certified Elementary Education teacher. I have my Masters in Teaching and Learning - Reading. I am able to teach struggling students as well as provide enrichment to those students that may need it.

Study Skills

As an elementary school teacher I need to be able to teach students how to study. I have to teach students how to manage their time and take the information that they hear in class and turn it into knowledge. I am knowledgeable of all elementary school subjects and also have had minors in English Literature, Social Studies, and Psychology so I also have a knowledge base that will help me be able to help students study. Being a lifelong learner myself, I also have tools and tricks that I can share that will make learning easier.

Violin

I have played the violin since I was 10 years old. 28 years! I studied music extensively in middle and high school when I attended arts magnet schools and majored in music, playing the violin. I have played in youth orchestras throughout my high school years and played in college as well. I now play for pleasure and offer lessons.

Towson University
Nova Southeastern Fischlers Graduate School of Education
MEd

Education

Towson University

Nova Southeastern Fischlers Graduate School of Education (MEd)

Excellent tutor - patient, kind, organized, and clear. — Denika is an incredible educator. We are fortunate we found her to tutor our eight year old son who has been struggling with phonics. She is kind, positive, fun and has the right authority to command his attention. It is so helpful that she is a teacher in the same county district that our son attends. This means she understands and is familiar with his curriculum. She is very organized and clear ...

— E. Carmen Ramos, Takoma Park, MD on 11/5/12

Hourly fee

Standard Hourly Fee: $60.00

Cancellation: 24 hours notice required

Travel policy

Denika will travel within 5 miles of Silver Spring, MD 20904.

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