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Grand Valley State University, MI (Social Studies)
I am a certified teacher for grades K-8. My certification endorsements are elementary education, all subjects K-5 (K-8 all subjects for self contained classrooms) and social studies (RX 6-8). I offer a unique combination of life and work experiences, in addition to strong academic credentials. I earned my Bachelor's degree while raising a family of four children. I have been involved with my children's education and have a first-hand understanding of a parents perspective in education.
I have worked extensively as a teacher, including long term substituting in kindergarten, elementary art, elementary music, and 7th and 8th grade social studies. I've tutored in small and large group settings. I like to help students find their strengths and be able to recognize their struggles in order to maximize their learning potential. I use a variety of teaching methods to accommodate individual learning styles. It is important for me to get to know the student and what their specific needs are. This helps me come up with the most effective lesson plans to help the individual student. I have received positive feedback from student's, and their parents I work with.
In the area of math, it's important that students know key math concepts (why) and math procedures (how). I think it's important to develop fluency in math, understanding the rules, and how and why math works. I use various methods to help with math concepts and procedures, for example: notebooks for note taking (rules, procedures and working problems), manipulative, math worksheets, fraction bars, base ten blocks, cards, and measuring cup. I love teaching and try to find ways to make learning fun and enjoyable!
I bring a lot of energy and enthusiasm to the students I work with. Please consider me for your tutoring needs. I will make myself available for a meeting at your convenience. I am a certified teacher for grades K-8. My certification endorsements are elementary education, all subjects K-5 (K-8 all subjects for self contained classrooms) and social studies (RX 6-8). I
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I am certified to teach grades K-6. My endorsement is in elementary education. I have numerous hours of teaching in all grades K-6.