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BS ISM, University of San Francisco (Computer Science)
Concordia University (MEd)
University of Nevada Las Vegas (Other)
It was my daughter who urged me to go into the teaching profession, so in March, 2012, I started to teach in a school district as a substitute teacher while trying to get all the required academics.
Since April 2012, I have been teaching elementary grades K-8 with the Clark County School District for the last three years as a substitute or guest teacher. I have a Masters of Education degree from Concordia University in Portland, OR, and a Bachelor of Science degree in Information Systems Management. I received my license in Business & Industry in Computer Data Processing from the Nevada Department of Education in September, 2014. I have been enrolled as a graduate student with the University of Nevada in Las Vegas since Fall 2014 completing 12 units of course work for the last school year. English is my favorite subject, so Reading and Writing naturally falls into my expertise area.
In addition, I have been a volunteer religious education teacher or catechist with St. John Neumann Roman Catholic Church since 2008. I had training and earned three certifications to teach Catechesis of the Good Shepherd (CGS, levels 1 to 3), to children ages 6-12. I also received Catechist certification for level 3 from the Diocese of Las Vegas to teach older students for their first year (level 1) preparatory class in Confirmation.
I do not have any experience in tutoring other than when I helped my children with their homework/assignments at home during their younger years. I read to them at bedtime as well; I got them to love books and reading so that they read very well by the time they were three years old. Needless to say, I love teaching because I can share my knowledge to students and help them learn in a way that motivates and encourages them to achieve.
I have been reading books, magazines, and other reading materials since I was a young girl. My early favorite reading material was the Readers Digest because of the various materials that offered interesting information about anything and everything. I developed a love of reading because I was always left alone at a relative's house in the city where we visited and spent my entire summer. Writing became another pastime when I started writing to my father, who was working in Pakistan and Afghanistan then. I remember when he came home once for a brief vacation and scolded my mother for writing those letters for me. It was only when my mother explained that I wrote them myself did he become impressed with my writing. In elementary 4th grade, I once won in a Spelling Contest and received a Webster Dictionary for a prize. I also joined Declamation Contests where I recited and acted out an English dramatic poem, where unfortunately I did not win because of stiff competition from other students from all schools within the district. In high school, I won and placed tenth place in a regional Essay Writing Contest among a hundred or so contestants from different schools in the entire province. All the course works in my college, both undergraduate and graduate, required extensive writing in English with a high emphasis on the correct use of grammar, spelling, punctuation, and sentence construction. Throughout my employment in business and industry, it was imperative to have a strong command of the English language, both in oral and written communications. I have written a user guide and prepared training materials for the company's employees in the Information Technology department's data and network processing centers. Throughout the years, I have continued to learn and improve my English, mindful of its conventions and proper usage. It is my primary language, so to speak, as I think, write, and talk basically in English. I am good at analysis and breaking down information into cause and effect, characterization, and comparing/contrasting, etc. - all of which I find important in Reading.
If you wish to contact me, you can either call me on my listed telephone number, send me a text message, or via e-mail. I am available during most of the days during the Summer months, Monday to Friday, from 8:00 A.M. to 5:00 P.M., except Saturdays and Sundays when I am with my family. It was my daughter who urged me to go into the teaching profession, so in March, 2012, I started to teach in a school district as a substitute teacher while trying to get all the required academics.
Since April 2012, I have been teaching elementary grades K-8 with the Clark County School District for the last three years as a substitute
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