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Ciera W.

East Lansing, MI

$40/hour

Upbeat, Experienced, Certified Elementary Teacher/Tutor

$40/Hour


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Oakland University, Rochester, MI
Elementary Education
Michigan State University
Master's

Education

Oakland University, Rochester, MI (Elementary Education)

Michigan State University (Master's)

About Ciera

I delight in teaching students a new skill or concept, and celebrating their success once they have mastered it. I currently hold a Bachelor of Science degree in elementary education, majoring in Language Arts. I will initiate every session with the intention to foster critical thinking, equip students with the necessary tools and skills to problem-solve without prior preparation, engage learners who otherwise would not be receptive to new information or content, and provoke a genuine desire to learn within students.

I believe instruction should consist of elements and presentational formats appealing to each learning style. My goal is to ensure my teaching methods suit the needs of the individual I am assisting. As a teacher, I have a toolbox full of books, activities, and materials to support our learning sessions. I am equipped to formally assess students in need of reading/phonics support, to offer a more concrete idea of the areas in need of further development and practice.

I have spent time teaching elementary grades (K-5), throughout mid-Michigan. Additionally, I have spent two separate summers teaching fourth grade students in Sydney, Australia and second grade students in Cape Town, South Africa. I am familiar with common core content standards, and highly familiar with Oakland Schools curriculum content, as well. I have had experience teaching all K-5 core subjects: spelling, math, social studies, science, reading, writing, and speaking (oral presentation). Our sessions will be organized and structured in a way that promotes a fun, comfortable learning environment, accompanied by specific goals/topics/content to cover during each session, in order to make the best use of our time together.

I believe that no request, concern, or recommendation for academic support is too small. I will work alongside you/the student to formulate a plan for success.
I delight in teaching students a new skill or concept, and celebrating their success once they have mastered it. I currently hold a Bachelor of Science degree in elementary education, majoring in Language Arts. I will initiate every session with the intention to foster critical thinking, equip students with the necessary tools and skills to Read more

Policies
Cancellation
12 hours notice required

My rate is very flexible, based on frequency of lessons, and other factors. Please inquire for more information. Thanks!

Travel Radius
Travels within 40 miles of East Lansing, MI 48823
Math:
ACT Math, Algebra 1, Elementary Math, Geometry
English:
ACT English, ACT Reading, English, ESL/ESOL, Grammar, Literature, Proofreading, Public Speaking, Reading, Vocabulary, Writing
Test Preparation:
ACT English, ACT Math, ACT Reading, Common Core
Computer:
Microsoft Excel, Microsoft Outlook, Microsoft PowerPoint, Microsoft Project, Microsoft Publisher, Microsoft Word
Language:
ESL/ESOL
Special Needs:
Phonics
Elementary Education:
Common Core,
Elementary (K-6th),
Elementary Math, Elementary Science, Grammar, Handwriting, Phonics,
Reading, Study Skills, Vocabulary
Business:
Microsoft Excel, Microsoft PowerPoint, Microsoft Word, Public Speaking

Approved subjects are in bold.

Approved subjects

In most cases, tutors gain approval in a subject by passing a proficiency exam. For some subject areas, like music and art, tutors submit written requests to demonstrate their proficiency to potential students. If a tutor is interested but not yet approved in a subject, the subject will appear in non-bold font. Tutors need to be approved in a subject prior to beginning lessons.

Common Core

As a certified teacher, I am familiar with the common core educational content areas. I have experience utilizing my school district's curriculum base, to align lesson with common core targets and expectations. I have extensive familiarity with the elementary common core standards and learning goals. I am more than capable of providing academic assistance, aligned with the common core, if desired by the client. In addition, I am capable of verbalizing and explaining the common core system to an individual in need of further clarification, or better understanding.

Elementary (K-6th)

I currently hold a Michigan teaching certificate, with a K-5 ALL SUBJECTS endorsement. I am an elementary school teacher, currently, and I have tutored students, of all backgrounds, in the areas of: math, science, reading, writing, social studies, spelling, and social skills, previously. I also have a 6-8 endorsement for English Language Arts. I have taught math and writing to second grade students overseas (Capetown, South Africa). Currently, I am pursuing a graduate degree in literacy intervention and reading specialization. I completed the elementary teacher preparation program and earned my degree from Oakland University.

Phonics

I have taught first grade, previously, and I currently teach second grade. In my field of work, phonics is a fundamental, core content area I teach, daily, to help students build their word association skills and transfer knowledge to reading comprehension/decoding. During undergrad, I complete 3 courses focused around phonics and literacy development. I am currently pursing a graduate degree in reading intervention and literacy specialization. In my masters program, thus far, I have received further instruction on phonics instruction, assessment, and practice strategies.

Oakland University, Rochester, MI
Elementary Education
Michigan State University
Master's

Education

Oakland University, Rochester, MI (Elementary Education)

Michigan State University (Master's)

Hourly rate

Standard Hourly Rate: $40.00

Cancellation: 12 hours notice required

My rate is very flexible, based on frequency of lessons, and other factors. Please inquire for more information. Thanks!

Travel policy

Ciera will travel within 40 miles of East Lansing, MI 48823.