Hello potential students! I am excited to meet you! My name is Jen and I have taught for ten years in three different states. I have served as both a teacher and a teacher coach, implementing and writing curriculum. My favorite subject is mathematics, which I have taught in grades K-4. I've worked with both struggling and advanced students to help each reach their highest level of success. I am a true believer that all children can be good at math if given the opportunity to form their own...
Hello potential students! I am excited to meet you! My name is Jen and I have taught for ten years in three different states. I have served as both a teacher and a teacher coach, implementing and writing curriculum. My favorite subject is mathematics, which I have taught in grades K-4. I've worked with both struggling and advanced students to help each reach their highest level of success. I am a true believer that all children can be good at math if given the opportunity to form their own personal understandings in a way that makes sense to them.
While math tends to be my favorite subject to learn and teach, I also enjoy working with young reading in grades K-5, teaching both advanced and remedial guided reading. I wrote a phonics curriculum for a college prep elementary school that is still used today and have extensive experience identifying and addressing key learning goals for emerging readers.
I absolutely love teaching math! My former students all developed a love of math because of my enthusiasm for the subject and my ability to break down even the most complex ideas into simple, bite-sized chunks. Whether you are struggling with basic computation, math facts, story problems, fractions, decimals or any other facet of elementary math, I have strategies to help! I also enjoy pushing advanced students to think abstractly and develop their own problem solving techniques. Some of my favorite moments working with students are when students solve a problem with their own creative approaches to form a new solid mathematical understanding. There is no greater reward than the joy this "Aha! moment" brings to students!
I am an avid reader and I find joy in teaching both struggling and advanced readers new skills. I have taught guided reading levels AA through S and am well-versed in all commonly used reading assessments, including DIBELS, F&P, STEP, DRA, STAR and more. I will work independently or with your child's classroom teacher to set clear, achievable reading goals for your child that will make them