University of Wisconsin, Madison, WI
University of Wisconsin, Madison, WI (Master's)
I love: fractions, castles, circles, messy projects, semicolons, and stories with endings that are happy and sad at the same time. I taught in an independent middle school for ten years. We focused on integrated project work, so I have experience with math, reading & writing, science and social studies. I also work with younger children on reading, and I believe in a healthy balance between phonics and "whole-language" reading instruction. My specialties have always been finding books for boys who don't like books, and teaching math to girls who don't like math... but I love tutoring because I like being able to tailor what I do for each individual student.
I love: fractions, castles, circles, messy projects, semicolons, and stories with endings that are happy and sad at the same time. I taught in an independent middle school for ten years. We focused on integrated project work, so I have experience with math, reading & writing, science and social studies. I also work with younger children on
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I was a middle school teacher for ten years and had many students with ADD/ADHD. I have a lot of experience working with kids whose attention may be more broadly scattered or more intensely focused than is considered typical. ADD/ADHD presents a huge challenge for kids in traditional classroom settings, but it can also come with some very interesting strengths that are not usually recognized in schools.
I was a sixth grade teacher for ten years, and before that I worked with children from kindergarten through middle school as a volunteer with my church. I was also a camp counselor (and later the camp director) for an elementary-age summer camp and after-school program.
I've been teaching knitting and crochet for several years, and I helped organize one of the largest knitting groups in the triangle. Knitting gives me a sense of peacefulness and creative energy at the same time, and it's a skill that I'd love to share with others!
I was a classroom teacher for ten years and I know from experience that different students have different "study styles." Finding the right organizational strategies and the right practice-motivators are key.