Cornell University, Ithaca, NY (Home Economics Educa)
UNC Greensboro (Master's)
UNC Charlotte (Graduate Coursework)
I have several years teaching at all levels - from pre-school/K thru college and adult ed. I have been certified g level in vocation Family & Consumer Sciences. I have been especially trained in corrections for learning problems, particularly to facilitate students to release stress about learning or anything which impact learning and performance.
I graduated 10th in my class of about 250, member of National Honor Society, received EdrisTthayer award for citizenship and the Latin award along with a full New York State regents scholarship to Cornell U. I was educated in Home Economics, now called Family and Consumer sciences and then specialized in child development and family relationships for my Masters. I have taken special courses in special ed and reading. I have taught in New York, California, and North Carolina. The secret to school success is knowing and accepting yourself and the blocks to learning can have most unusual but correctible causes.
I have a special appreciation and interest in all the sciences and have studied many esoteric subjects. I also have a very broad professional background which I think is valuable in relating to students.
Special training to get to underlying causes of problems.
With my skills, I can expedite the removal of learning blocks very quickly and move a student toward success easily. Just be willing and breathe, and great things can be accomplished. I have several years teaching at all levels - from pre-school/K thru college and adult ed. I have been certified g level in vocation Family & Consumer Sciences. I have been especially trained in corrections for learning problems, particularly to facilitate students to release stress about learning or anything which impact learning and performance.
Dyslexias are more emotionally based aka stress related. I have been specially trained to identify and correct for emotional dyslexias which are then released and student/client can make a new choice and take a more positive pro-active path on his/her journey thru life. I served for several years as an evaluator of young children with behavior and/or learning problems as well as health issues that impact learning and success in general. In my training much later, I learned how to facilitate changing perceptions and therefore actions to become better or improved on a particular issue in question. I first assess a child using certain developmental activities to determine the nature of the dyslexia. Then identify the priority of feelings to are necessary to release so the stress can be removed in order for learning to be come easier and more effective.
I was certified in Home Economics Education which includes nutrition ed and I have taught nutrition as part of the curriculum 9-12 grade in the 5 years I taught public high school. In addition, I constantly keep up with the field via various means including internet sites, magazines, newspaper articles, and even commercial promotions etc.
I have been trained in the phonics program called Distar (SRA) when I taught preschool/kindergarten age children. In addition, I have been trained to identify when stressors come on line with various letters - or even numbers- of the alphabet and then to apply corrective techniques to shift the energy of stress and in fact release it so the blocks to learning or remembering a word, improving comprehension, spelling etc. are removed permanently.
I was initially trained in the DIStar method of reading ( phonetics, blending, rhyming techniques) for young children as well as originally designed for those with developmental delays. I was teaching in kindergarten program at the time. I also tutored 3rd grad children in reading in math to prepare them for the 3rd grade standard testing. I have also been trained in special techniques to clear students of stress which cause reading and other learning problems. I also served as a child evaluator for 5 years to identify learning and developmental problems and work with the families to find appropriate resources.
I had enough courses as an undergraduate in sociology to qualify as a minor. Sociological concepts are part of child development and interpersonal relationships curriculum I taught at the high school level. Also as a social worker for 11 years, sociological concepts are an integral part of the practice. I also taught human development at the college level. I intuit sociological patterns in helping clients figure out/sort out complex human events, which cause stress and impact quality of life now. I provided a case study on a 14 year old boy in a juvenile detention center as part of my Soc 101 course work. Tutoring in sociology is a matter of explaining various sociological concepts.
I had many special needs students in my regular high school classes. I had to do lots of adaptation with the curriculum to facilitate learning. As a child evaluator and social worker, I have had many special needs children and adults in my case loads. The heart of learning problems, relationship issues, health problems and performance are emotionally based as well as impacted by very poor quality home environments. My desire, knowing what I have learned and become skilled in over the last 20+ years is to assuage the effects of these factors and alter their deleterious results. By removing various blocks to learning with a special process I am trained in and have been using successfully for many years. From my experience, the typical special needs student is "slow," and I believe these students can be helped with my techniques to CLEAR up confusion, lack of focus and concentration.