University of Missouri Kansas City (Elementary Education)
My love for teaching and learning started early in life. When I was five I would gather all the neighborhood kids on my back porch and with my free standing chalk board I would teach Reading and Math. I took that lifelong passion with me all through life and became a teacher for twenty-six years. I am certifed with a lifetime certificate to teach K-8, all subjects. I taught reading and English my entire career to sixth graders. I've had the pleasure of teaching over 2,500 students. After many years of having class sizes of thirty, I realized the impact that one- on -one instruction could make. So, while teaching, I became a tutor in the evenings . There is nothing like witnessing a student who disliked reading become a lover of reading and a lover of our written language. My philosophy is to hook the readers interest, then mastering skills will quickly follow. Homework should never be busy work; instead it should be rigorously digging deeper into thinking and problem solving . The business world has told us they want employees who can read, write, listen, think, and problem solve and that is what I will prepare you to do.
With each student I tutor, I will provide feedback and assess progress as we proceed. I will attempt to be flexible with time, but I do have a 24 hour cancellation policy and will offer make-up sessions. To ensure a quiet study environment, I prefer to hold sessions at the nearest library. However, I am happy to travel for your convenience if need be. I look forward to hearing from you and helping you meet your educational goals in your studies. Let's get busy! My love for teaching and learning started early in life. When I was five I would gather all the neighborhood kids on my back porch and with my free standing chalk board I would teach Reading and Math. I took that lifelong passion with me all through life and became a teacher for twenty-six years. I am certifed with a lifetime certificate to teach
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I am trained through the district I just retired from in Common Core curriculum and testing. I worked with a group of colleagues writing curriculum. I taught Reading and English for twenty-six years and have a lifetime certificate K-8. I have tutored for many years in the district I worked in and live in.
My teaching experience is specifically in elementary. I've taught all grade levels, with sixth grade being my area of concentration. I did my student teaching in first grade and am looking forward to tutoring young minds. I've tutored for 15 years.