SUNY Cortland (physical education)
SUNY New Paltz, NY (MEd)
I have taught reading and social studies in a NY city elementary school for 15 years. I am a NY State licensed reading teacher for grades K-12. I can assess your child's reading level and determine their strengths and weaknesses. I encourage my students to ask questions and to have an open dialogue. I like to review and reinforce what they already know and address their weaknesses.
I have taught reading and social studies in a NY city elementary school for 15 years. I am a NY State licensed reading teacher for grades K-12. I can assess your child's reading level and determine their strengths and weaknesses. I encourage my students to ask questions and to have an open dialogue. I like to review and reinforce what they
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As an American citizen I try to stay informed of our nations history. My favorite American story is about Lewis and Clark, the great 19th century American explorers. I was a social studies teacher for many years and tried to spark students interest in this subject and the importance of having a knowledge of the basics and encouraging them to learn more.
I am a licensed reading teacher, grades k-12. I have also been an AIS (academic intervention services) teacher where I taught reading and math. I establish a good rapport with students and encourage them to improve their reading and math skills.
For several years I served as an AIS instructor in an elementary school in New York City where I assisted students in reading and math. I enjoy teaching students the math basics and can also show them different ways of solving a problem. I am in favor of making drawings, pictures, and using coins to explain a math problem and solving it.
Although I was not a science teacher during my career I did include experiments , analysis, and observation in my lessons. For example, during a lesson on the Erie Canal in New York State, we set up a model canal and lock system to see how boats navigated the canal sections that were at different elevations. In a geography lesson we may have drawn the heights of the tallest mountains in the Himalaya Range and discussed the effects of altitude on humans. I enjoy science and feel confident that I can assist students in their elementary science courses.
As a long time elementary school teacher I know the importance of laying a good foundation for reading and writing. Expanding vocabulary, improving reading endurance, and knowing the conventions of writing are essential skills that students need to acquire. Teaching students the basic 5 paragraph essay is a good way to help them organize their thoughts and get them written down.
Geography is on of my favorite subject areas. I was a social studies teacher for many years and almost always displayed a map of the United States and of the world. I try to make geography fun by asking trivia questions about various locations in the world.
I have tutored students in prealgebra. I do not shy away from math and feel confident I can assist students with algebra problems. I prefer that students not use a calculator but if it aids their understanding and solving problems I would allow it.
I am a licensed reading teacher, grades k-12. Although technology is ubiquitous in the world, reading is still an essential skill necessary to navigate our current lifestyle and civilization. I encourage everyone to read on a daily basis whatever interests them-fiction, nonfiction, current events, sports, novels, short stories, and classics.