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I have been in the education field off and on since 2005. I have a Master's degree in Elementary Education and am certified to teach both early childhood and elementary in MO. I have been a reading teacher with grades K-6 in Illinois, where I'm also certified to teach K-9. I have taught a variety of reading skills from comprehension, to phonics, to fluency.
I have tutored one student during a summer. He was in kindergarten and struggled with reading, writing, and math. I met this student at our local library where I brought lessons to help him catch up to grade level. I used a DRA reading assessment to get his current reading level (which I got from the school where I worked), did fluency checks, worked on basic math such as skip counting, adding, and subtracting, as well as writing a response to a question.
I love working with students of all levels. Tutoring, at times, is even more rewarding than teaching. I enjoy working with a smaller number of students at a time to really be able to teach them what they need to know. All students learn differently and I can really cater lessons to an individual or small group better than a full classroom of students. I'm excited to get back to tutoring!
I have taught math in all grades K-6 in Illinois. In MO, this is my first year as a teacher here, but I am currently working with 3rd grade students. With that being said, I do have students below, on, and above 3rd grade level math, so I am familiar with many levels.
My reading experience is extensive. I began my education career as a reading aide, which was identical to a Title 1 teacher. I worked with students in all grades K-6. The younger students typically focused on phonics, fluency, and blending sounds. The older students focused more on comprehension and guided reading. I have taught as a teacher 3, 4, and 5th grades where I have used many reading strategies to help students be successful.
At my previous employer, I used a program called Handwriting without tears. My students used this, as well as other d'nealian style worksheets, to improve their handwriting.
I taught phonics to a student I tutored a couple of years ago as well as K, 1st, and 2nd grade students at my previous employer.
I am a 3rd grade teacher M-F in the city so my schedule during the week is pretty tight. I am available most weekends and flexible on time. I can certainly try my best to accommodate weekday needs if you are interested in having me as a tutor. I look forward to working with you! I have been in the education field off and on since 2005. I have a Master's degree in Elementary Education and am certified to teach both early childhood and elementary in MO. I have been a reading teacher
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I am qualified to tutor all subjects in elementary based on my certification and degree. I have a Masters in Elementary Education and am certified to teach K-9 in Illinois and teach B-3 and 1-6 in Missouri. I have been a 3rd, 4th, and 5th grade teacher as well as a reading aide for students in grades K-6.