Shippensburg University (MEd)
Penn State University, Harrisburg, Pa. (Graduate Coursework)
I am a recently retired kindergarten teacher who loves to tutor students individually. I have experience in tutoring students from kindergarten to third grade. I enjoy hands on tutoring with my students and making learning fun! I especially enjoy teaching reading and phonics. I have a BS ed degree in elementary education from Shippensburg University and have completed coursework in a masters program at Penn State University. I have had over 30 years of teaching experience in public school and private Christian school.
I am a recently retired kindergarten teacher who loves to tutor students individually. I have experience in tutoring students from kindergarten to third grade. I enjoy hands on tutoring with my students and making learning fun! I especially enjoy teaching reading and phonics. I have a BS ed degree in elementary education from Shippensburg
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After earning a degree in Elementary Education from Shippensburg University in Shippensburg, Pa. I began teaching in the the public schools in Central Dauphin School District. I taught second grade and third grade in this school district. We then moved to Washington, D.C. where I taught second grade again for two years at Prince George County in Maryland. I also taught at Grace Christian School at the kindergarten level.
I love to teach reading and phonics. I enjoy younger students - Kindergarten to third grade especially. I like to incorporate hands on activities as well as singing and reciting in my lesson plans. I love to encourage students with positive feedback. I also enjoy teaching math to K-third grades using manipulatives to make learning more concrete and enjoyable.
I believe one of the best ways to teach a child to read is using phonics. I have many years of experience using phonics at the lower elementary level. Teaching children the sounds of letters, vowels, blends, etc really enables them to decode the words they read and leads to faster fluency in reading both orally and silently. I also know that all children cannot learn the phonics method and some excel using sight words method. A combination of phonics and sight words is a very effective method to teach reading.
It is such a thrill to experience a child reading for the first time. It gives him confidence and excitement for learning in all subjects.