Frostburg State College (Early Childhood)
Univ. of West Florida (Master's)
I have been teaching many years in private and public schools. I am a certified teacher and an Educational Therapist. I also have tutored through private practice in my home, and student's homes. I specialize in reading and am heavy in phonics. I can help with elementary math skills. I enjoy working with students who struggle and become successful when learning takes place. I love children, and teaching is my calling. I would love to help your child become successful as a life-long learner and attain a love for learning. I love the hands-on approach and the one-on-one attention given to your child.
Being able to read fluently and comprehending what you read is so important. Knowing grammar and reading skills is a must and foundational to all learning. Writing paragraphs correctly with punctuation and spelling is also necessary for reading and literacy skills. All of these combined will make a better reader and successful student.
It's through experience that I've learned what works and what doesn't. I've been through the trenches and struggles with students, and over time, have learned HOW to help them. I teach to HOW they learn, because everyone is unique in his or her own way. Even down to pencil grip and how they hold their pencil affects learning and writing. Learning spelling rules helps with successful spelling and reading.
I have taught phonics for many years and know from experience, that it works. Knowing WHY and HOW words are made up helps with the sounding out and fluency in reading. Just memorizing words is not enough. You can internalize words when you know the mechanics of the word, therefore, it becomes part of you long-term memory and "instant" when you see it or need to write it. I have used the A-Beca phonics for 12 years, plus the N.I.L.D. phonics method for several years.
If you struggle in reading, writing, or basic math facts, like multiplication, please contact me as I would love to help you be successful in school and life. Learning should be fun, not a drudgery, so let's enjoy learning together. I can help you. I have been teaching many years in private and public schools. I am a certified teacher and an Educational Therapist. I also have tutored through private practice in my home, and student's homes. I specialize in reading and am heavy in phonics. I can help with elementary math skills. I enjoy working with students who struggle and become successful
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