Oakland University, Rochester, MI (Business Management)
I have worked in the Grosse Pointe School District since 2002 in various capacities--substitute teacher, ESL assistant, office secretary, Library Media Assistant, and Title 1 Assistant. I understand the needs of elementary students and the grade level goals. I have three children that have successfully graduated from GPPS and all have gone on to college. During their school years, I was on the PTO and volunteered many, many hours of time in every way possible. I loved the atmosphere of the elementary school and even though I have a business degree, I have chosen to continue to work with the elementary students. It is a very rewarding position!
During my employment with GPPS, I have also volunteered to work homework club and the summer learning programs. Our homework club program is designed to be like a tutoring program. We have school employees available as well as high school students that come to tutor and gain community service hours. Our goal is to give one-on-one help to the students and help them to get and stay organized throughout the school year. The growth that we see is amazing to me.
I am interested in this tutoring program because my children are grown and I have more time now. I look forward to working with eager students this summer!
I have worked as a substitute teacher for 5 years, and a Title 1 Assistant for 3 years. Our Title 1 program provides additional support for struggling learners throughout the school day. We include technology and hands on activities for math and reading. Our students are very excited each time they master a new skill--and we are very positive with all of them.
I have two years of experience working in the library at our elementary school. During that time, I ran the book fairs and the bookmark contests. I talked about books with each and every student and tried to read as many as I could as they came in to enable discussion. I am an avid reader and talk about my loved of books with all of the children all of the time. As a Title 1 assistant, part of my day is spent reading with the students under the direction of the reading specialist. Our goal is to increase fluency, and we have seen great improvement during this school year.
While working as a substitute teacher in the Grosse Pointe School District, I was placed on long term positions in several AI rooms throughout the 9 elementary schools. I also worked in the ESY summer program for three summers as the teacher in my classroom. I understand autism and all of the differences between children at all levels. I aim for success in one or more of the goals set through the district for each child.
If you are looking for a patient and understanding tutor, please give me a call this summer. I would love to meet your child! I have worked in the Grosse Pointe School District since 2002 in various capacities--substitute teacher, ESL assistant, office secretary, Library Media Assistant, and Title 1 Assistant. I understand the needs of elementary students and the grade level goals. I have three children that have successfully graduated from GPPS and all have gone on to