New Hampshire College (Southern NH Univ.) (Business)
Keene State Teachers Col. (Elem. Edu. Certification) (Other)
Notre Dame College (Manchester, NH) (MEd)
I am a former NH elementary teacher eager to tutor in Fuquay Varina and surrounding areas. I have 25+ years of experience teaching children from 2nd - 6th grades. I have earned a BBS and a Masters in Elementary Education.
I believe the key to a student's success is a combination of finding the right topic to spark an interest, recognizing learning styles, using appropriate materials to integrate subject areas, and giving an abundance of guidance and encouragement. I have an excellent rapport with children and believe learning should be enjoyable.
The previewing of subject content prior to actual classroom introduction can greatly benefit a child's academic confidence. I would be willing to meet with your child's teacher(s) to discuss curriculum content and objectives and to learn your child's strengths/weaknesses. Having taught a multi-age 4th and 5th grade class for several years, I have learned to individualize instruction to meet the varying ability levels and learning styles of my students.
I truly love to see the excitement and smile of a child as he/she can finally state,
"I get it now!" I am a former NH elementary teacher eager to tutor in Fuquay Varina and surrounding areas. I have 25+ years of experience teaching children from 2nd - 6th grades. I have earned a BBS and a Masters in Elementary Education.
I believe the key to a student's success is a combination of finding the right topic to spark an interest,
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I have 25+ years of experience teaching elementary school in grades 2 through 6. I hold a BBS and Masters in Education degrees. Having 8-11 year old children in my class each year necessitated the use of individualized instruction in most subjects for both on-grade level students and those with IEPs.
Most children need to see math in order to truly understand it. I utilize many "Math Their Way" strategies/hands-on activities to help children achieve concepts.
The use of hands-on activities makes science fun! Some of the units I have taught are: What is science and the scientific method, Mystery Powders, Simple machines, Solar energy, Rocks and minerals, Recycling and conservation, Personal hygiene, Weather, Electricity, Structures, the Human Body and health, and Pond life.
I utilize games and activities to teach sentence parts and structure; the parts of speech; agreement of subjects and verbs; correct use of verbs, pronouns, and modifiers; rules for capitalization and punctuation; and correcting fragments and run-on sentences.
I have used the Zaner Bloser program for both print and cursive instruction.
I have incorporated teaching phonics in both my reading and spelling programs throughout my career. I am also trained in the Bradley Phonics Approach.
I strongly believe that once a student has a strong phonics foundation, good reading skills will develop if a child's interest is peaked. That is why I used an individualized literature-based reading program with my students. This approach was also incorporated in the content areas of history and science. My students learned to "love" reading (even history!), and repeatedly scored high on tests.
Using an individualized approach to spelling, my students developed their spelling words from words they misspelled through their writing and from grade level lists. As compared to a traditional spelling program where all students worked with the same list each week (often learning only the few words misspelled on a pre-test), the majority of my students saw a two-year growth.
Through activities and practice students will learn the following skills: test-taking, index, table of contents, dictionary/glossary, encyclopedia, card catalog/data base, schedules, resources (atlas, almanac, thesaurus), outlines, headnotes/footnotes, diagrams, and graphs (bar, line, circle, pictograph). They will also learn to skim/scan content materials, and to form possible test questions from factual information.
I use a hands-on activities approach to help students learn new words and their meanings from word lists, literature, or content subject reading; analyzing words with prefixes or suffixes; using exact words; and synonyms and antonyms.