I'm a passionate education student who has worked in non-profit organizations for the past 3.5 years to help kiddos learn how to read/write, or learn how to improve their reading/writing skills. I have worked as a team member and a team leader in the Americorps program Jumpstart: a language and literacy program for pre-k students in low income schools. I was reasonable for leading my team and for working with students individually to make sure they were having fun and learning to the best our program could offer! I also worked as a reading tutor last summer through Turn the Page KC and Kansas City's Boys and Girls Club. I engaged 1st and 3rd graders in reading and literacy activities, and games, as well as created a light-hearted environment for learning and growing as readers. I also worked at one of the family housing sites through the non-profit organization Phoenix Family. I was the Reading Program Assistant for our HIKE program that instilled the importance of reading and literacy in our k-8th grade youth. We implemented weekly lessons that catered to their educational needs and interests. I was responsible for working on my feet to encourage the children, and our volunteers during our reading lab lessons, as well as working with the children myself. The key to our lessons was to make them as fun as possible and still educational. Kids (just like adults) work best when they are having fun!
I ADORE working with kiddos, and in my personal experience with tutoring, I've had to think, act and plan lessons creatively to make reading and literacy fun for students who dislike reading; especially so with students who come from low income schools and families and don't have the support they need to succeed, or don't have an interest in reading at all. I'm incredibly receptive, light hearted and fun! I also have so much experience and truly love helping students succeed.
I am flexible, observant, and fun! But most of all, I love to include my students' interests in my lessons. I've learned how to rap, beat-box, craft, adjust board games, make flash cards, and create virtually any game or environment to help a student learn and succeed in a way that they find entertaining and fun.
I have wonderful handwriting in cursive and print, and have been teaching students how to write for years.
Please contact me! I will work to the best of my ability to create a structured tutoring environment that will help your kiddo succeed in school! I love teaching; I want to have fun, and I definitely want them to have fun while they learn. I'm a passionate education student who has worked in non-profit organizations for the past 3.5 years to help kiddos learn how to read/write, or learn how to improve their reading/writing skills. I have worked as a team member and a team leader in the Americorps program Jumpstart: a language and literacy program for pre-k students in low income
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For the past 1.5 years, I have been employed in an afterschool program to help students living in low income homes succeed in school. The program allowed me to give individualized reading lessons to students in our HIKE reading program, as well as give one-on-one help to students with whatever homework they brought home to complete; that usually ended up being math, spelling, reading, and writing homework for our elementary and middle school students. One thing that seems to be difficult for students, as well as parents, is common core math-something that I have learned how to do myself and help the kiddos with through this job.
I have been an educator for pre-k and early middle school for a couple years in school programs, and after school programs. From homework help, to individualized lessons, I have a lot of experience helping kiddos learn how to improve their handwriting. I have also taught pre-k students how to write by describing the letter in shapes and lines (a common trick amongst pre-k teachers).
I taught phonics, phonemic awareness, comprehension, and many other basic reading skills to students in my after school program, students at the Boys and Girls Club, and students in my jump start school.