I am a long-time New Mexico educator who has a lot of experience working with those students who don't make the highest grades and often find school challenging in a bad way. I was once a middle and high school language arts teacher, and for the last five years, I've been running an adult education program to help adults get their GED or learn to speak English better. I'm good at explaining the complicated stuff and making the reading and writing processes a little easier for my students. I am not judgmental or overbearing, and I'm very patient. I have a good sense of humor, always helpful when you are a teacher. I am able to travel to your house or wherever is convenient. My schedule is flexible.
I just started a non profit organization called Live and Learn New Mexico! I thought that becoming a tutor here could be incorporated into what Live and Learn NM! does. We provide instruction for those adults who never graduated high school. We help NM residents who do not speak English well speak it better so they can get better jobs and help their own kids with school. We also help prepare adults for the workplace by teaching word processing skills and other computer skills as well.
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I am a long-time New Mexico educator who has a lot of experience working with those students who don't make the highest grades and often find school challenging in a bad way. I was once a middle and high school language arts teacher, and for the last five years, I've been running an adult education program to help adults get their GED or learn to
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Although I was a certified secondary education teacher for years, I often wondered if I should have gone for elementary education instead. It's too bad that certification has to be broken up like that but that's how it goes.
However, as a parent with the mindset of a learner/teacher, I helped my kids learn as they grew up. I also substituted in the public schools at all levels and got great experience teaching at the elementary level. I research learning daily as I build my nonprofit and have learned many things about how children learn.
Finally, I am tutoring a first grader through this site, and it's become a regular gig. I think my student is learning from me. I know I am learning a lot from her.
I have given many presentations, to statewide and national audiences, throughout my career in education, mostly when I was employed at the NM Public Education Department and when I ran the adult basic education program at UNM-Los Alamos. I understand the nerves students have when presenting information to others, and I help them relax and put things in perspective so they see that they WILL survive the experience and maybe even come to enjoy it with practice.
I also understand how technology enters into most presentations (Powerpoint, etc.) and I help students learn to integrate their slides into what they say (not just read the slides verbatim) so that the presentation is stronger.
I am a former language arts teacher. I have been a writer/editor at Los Alamos National Lab and Sandia Labs. I teach writing and 'reading to ESL and GED students. I have taught at the middle and high school levels as well as at the adult ed level. I now run a nonprofit and blog regularly.