Lenoir Community College
Fun fact...As a child, everyday after school I would come straight home just to teach school... Lining up all my stuffed animals, passing out papers, and writing assignments on my chalkboard. It may sound silly but a great teacher does require a great imagination after all! :) As a teenager in high school all of my elective classes consisted of parenting and child development and childhood education classes all four years until I graduated. I also had an after school job at...wait for it....a daycare helping the after school kids with their homework all the while trying to keep them entertained as well. They varied in age from kindergarten to fifth grade. Although at the time it seemed quite challenging some days, little did I know it would work out for the greater good. After marrying my highschool sweetheart I became a mother of not one, not two, not three, but FOUR bright eyed babies. Two boys and two girls all of which have extremely different personalities and learn in different ways. My oldest son, of course being the only one at the time, got all of my attention and could talk before he could walk and read before he entered preschool. He's now 13 and competes in math competitions and is also in AIG. My oldest daughter on the other hand, has struggled with math but has the determination of a bull, quite the perfectionist...nothing gets in her way. My youngest son can do math in his head like a whiz but struggles with handwriting and as we all know showing your work is required even if you can do math in your brain quicker than a calculator. And this is quite frustrating to him. And last but not least my youngest daughter just started kindergarten this year and has the imagination of a future screen writer but the attention span of a fly. All that being said, I have learned one very crucial thing. We all have our strengths and our weaknesses, we all learn in different ways, but it does not mean in any way that one child is smarter than another. There's always an area in everyone's life where improvement needs to be and absolutely CAN BE made with the right attitude, outlook, drive, imagination, and a little extra helper. :)
My goal is to focus on all the wonderful strengths of your child. Encouragement and confidence building along with one on one teaching makes learning a subject that in a classroom environment feels impossible to some...become possible and limitless!
Grammar quite frankly was always a favorite subject of mine, maybe because I had such a wonderful teacher that taught it to me. I learned to read quite easily and enjoyed being taken off into another world by reading a book however, my youngest son had terrible difficulties with reading and sounding out words and phonics, he actually pronounced his L,s like Y's for the longest time. I figured out that reading to him while he followed along each night helped tremendously and know he's reading chapter books! As far as handwriting, I have two left handed children and to boys...need I say more! :)
As I was saying before my youngest soon had great difficulties with phonics and pronounced his L's like Y's and it just so happens his little sisters name is Lilly :) which always came out Yury...we spent a tremendous amount of time saying L-L-L-Lilly only to hear...L-L-L-Yury. :) Along with many other phonics mix ups. However determined to help see him through so he wouldn't require speech therapy, we conquered phonics with hard work and determination.
We still have family spelling bees just for fun...yes we are that family! :)
"Tell them and they forget. Teach them and they remember. INVOLVE them and they LEARN!" -Benjamin Franklin- I try my best to make children understand the importance and seriousness of learning and giving it their all because the possibilities in life are endless when you have a full understanding. All the while trying to maintain the fun so as to keep the joy in learning and the desire to know about new things. If I sound like a match for your family member, rest assured I'll give it 100%. My schedule is pretty flexible most days as well. Hope to hear from you soon! Hi there!
Fun fact...As a child, everyday after school I would come straight home just to teach school... Lining up all my stuffed animals, passing out papers, and writing assignments on my chalkboard. It may sound silly but a great teacher does require a great imagination after all! :) As a teenager in high school all of my elective
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