Glassboro State College (General Elementary T)
Some Masters Credits (Other)
I am a qualified regular and special ed. teacher who recently retired after thirty years of teaching. For thirty years, I had taught kindergarten through grade eight. I also tutored for ten years after school for my grandsons. I tutored them until June of 2015. For the last 2 years they have been on the honor roll. Besides teaching them the curriculum established by the school system, I taught them how to become independent and confident learners. I discovered what their learning styles were and taught them the various study techniques that worked for them.
I made it fun for them to learn. All of their lessons were individualized to meet their educational goals and objectives with fun activities for incentives. For example, they played indoor basketball for learning their spelling and math facts.They played matching games for vocabulary in science, language arts, social studies, and math. They did various hands on activities for several projects.
My grandsons informed me in June that they wanted to spread their wings by studying with a small group of friends instead of being tutored by me. I was ecstatic. I did my job. The marking period is just about over. So far, they are both on the honor roll.
I am ready to tutor more students so that they too can learn to enjoy success and confidence with their schoolwork. I enjoy watching students become more confident , inquisitive and independent in their school work. I am also ecstatic when they do not need me anymore. I am a qualified regular and special ed. teacher who recently retired after thirty years of teaching. For thirty years, I had taught kindergarten through grade eight. I also tutored for ten years after school for my grandsons. I tutored them until June of 2015. For the last 2
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The following qualifications support my ability to teach the common core standards for students in grades K through 6. Throughout my years of teaching, I attended numerous professional development workshops offered by New Jersey registered providers. They provided me with the goals and activities to ensure success in the classroom. I revisited and acquired information about the various learning styles of students, and learned how to incorporate strategies in the classroom. This goal was related to the New Jersey Core Curriculum Content Standards (Standard 3.1.2).
I also attended numerous workshops that were relevant to the classroom instruction with the slow learner through the above average students in mind. This goal was related to the New Jersey Core Curriculum Content Standards (Standard 3.1). It was important to keep abreast of the current educational research.
I have incorporated various computer programs with classroom instruction. The goal was related to the New Jersey Core Curriculum Content Standards (1.2). This enabled and helped students achieve the common core standards.
With the experience of following and incorporating the New Jersey Core Curriculum Content Standards for several years, I have been able to incorporate the same standards into tutoring students. I keep the school system informed of the work and progress that the student is having. They in turn keep me informed as to what the student is required to learn for the school year.
I successfully completed a Bachelor of Arts Degree in General Elementary Teaching from Glassboro State College. In addition, I completed 18 graduate credits in Special Education from Rutgers University and Glassboro State College that awarded me a Certificate for Teacher of the Handicapped. Thirty years of teaching in the public school system and ten years of tutoring experience have broadened my understanding and ability to tailor teaching methods to the unique learning style of each student.
I have taught phonics for approximately 25 years. I strongly believe in teaching phonics , because it involves decoding words by sounding them out. It also teaches the spelling of words. Students are able to read at their own speed, develop comprehension skills, read fluently, and become a confident reader through learning phonics. It seems that students enjoy learning in this manner.
Throughout the years, I have observed and studied the various learning styles of each individual student. From these observations, I have been able to incorporate individualized sets of study skills that work for each student. The following are examples of study skills: Set aside a certain time to study and begin, work in a quiet atmosphere, begin with the most difficult assignments first, review homework on weekends, take breaks when needed, and call a buddy when help is needed. These are just a few study skills to follow. Once implemented and practiced, studying will become easier. A student will be able to manage his or her own time and become more organized, confident, and independent. I am a qualified regular and special ed. teacher who recently retired after thirty years of teaching. For thirty years, I had taught kindergarten through grade eight.