University of New Hampshire (Kinesiology)
I received my bachelor's degree from the University of New Hampshire in Kinesiology 1996. I graduated Summa Cum Laude (3.7 GPA). While at UNH, I was selected to tutor Anatomy & Physiology and also be a teachers assistant for Computer Science. In 2000, I was a full-time substitute for the spring term as a high school Physics teacher.
From 2008-present: I have homeschooled my three children, and am currently homeschooling my oldest son, who is now in 5th grade. I have used The Well-Trained Mind as a basis for our homeschooling. Because I have only recently reviewed content material for grades preschool-5 with my home school journey so far, I am most confident in tutoring those grade levels.
For math: I researched many math programs and 5 years ago decided to use Singapore Math. The spiral method and algorithms for Everyday Math are not effective to master the basic math subjects. My son (5th grader), takes the state and district standardized testing and places 'Proficient with Distinction' in math. When tutoring, I would not use the Everyday Math approach to explain and understand a topic, but I would then go back after an understanding of the material from a different method and then help the child with necessary homework or problems needed for the Everyday Math curriculum.
For grammar: I have used First Language Lessons and Analytical Grammar as grammar curriculums. This approach teaches the details of grammar, including sentence diagramming, beginning in 3rd grade. Therefore, I would be comfortable tutoring a Middle School age child in grammar since I have covered those topics by using this curriculum in my K-5 teaching.
For reading: Phonics Pathways is the reading program I have used to teach my children to read. I am happy to help your child to read. I received my bachelor's degree from the University of New Hampshire in Kinesiology 1996. I graduated Summa Cum Laude (3.7 GPA). While at UNH, I was selected to tutor Anatomy & Physiology and also be a teachers assistant for Computer Science. In 2000, I was a full-time substitute for the spring term as a high school Physics teacher.
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I have home-schooled my three children in the elementary years. My children are currently in grades 6, 3, and 1. I am current on the coursework material and the emotional needs of children in this age range. For my resume, I graduated Summa Cum Laude from the University of New Hampshire in 1996 with a degree in Kinesiology. I was a full-time substitute for the spring term as a high school Physics teacher.
I have homeschooled my three children and have used many handwriting resources. There are fun worksheets to help the student remember how each letter is written. Also repetition is key with a patient and engaging tutor.
I have homeschooled my three children, using Phonics Pathways and other reading resources to teach them to read. I have patience and enjoy sitting and sounding out the letter sounds with children. I have used letter games and sound blending games successfully with my children and other homeschooling families.