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Mary F.

Staten Island, NY

$30/hour

Love to teach and motivate students...

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College of Staten Island
Early Childhood ed

Education

College of Staten Island (Early Childhood ed)

About Mary

I've worked as a substitute teacher with the Department of Education for over six years. I have a wide range of experience teaching students in elementary school and a degree in Early Childhood Education. I'm able to create lessons plans to meet the needs of each individual student. I modify lessons to highlight the students strengths and learning styles while targeting the area they need to work on. I've worked with students on all learning levels. I assess their starting point and get them to the level they need to be. I love working with students, it is so rewarding when students are able to grasp a concept that was difficult.

This is my first time working as a tutor. It will be so much fun getting to know each student on an individual level and being able to have that one on one time. Learning should always be fun and engaging. I like to see what the students interests are and incorporating that into my teaching practice.

I'm very good at thinking of fun mnemonic devices for remembering vocabulary. I also have fun vocabulary games to play to memorize vocabulary words. I always make sure that students know the meaning of the words and how to use them in sentences. Reading is so much fun! I like to practice fluency through readers theater and conversation. Reading and vocabulary are intertwined. You need to build your vocabulary by practicing your sight words, high frequency words and through environmental print. Once you have a good vocabulary base reading should become a lot easier!

Letter sounds, syllables and word parts are the foundation for spelling. It's fun to use puzzle pieces to break up parts of a word and put them together to spell the complete word. I love using dry erase boards for spelling. Students have so much fun playing the spelling game on it. For handwriting it's good to start off with non standard measures. It's good to start off writing the letters using their fingers. Students can also trace the letters with their fingers before using a pencil and paper. It's good to be exposed to the concept of writing and the sensory experience first. Spelling can be so much fun especially if you make it like a game. Students are always motivated to learn something if it's presented in a fun way!

I've spent a lot of time teaching letter sounds to students over the years. It's good to learn letter sounds then transition into rhyming words. It gets a little trickier in the upper grades where you have silent letters. It's fun to make catchy sayings to remember various skills.
I've worked as a substitute teacher with the Department of Education for over six years. I have a wide range of experience teaching students in elementary school and a degree in Early Childhood Education. I'm able to create lessons plans to meet the needs of each individual student. I modify lessons to highlight the students strengths and learning Read more

Policies
Cancellation
4 hours notice required
Travel Radius
Travels within 10 miles of Staten Island, NY 10312
In-person lessons
English:
Reading, Vocabulary
Special Needs:
Phonics
Elementary Education:
Handwriting, Phonics, Reading, Spelling, Vocabulary

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College of Staten Island
Early Childhood ed

Education

College of Staten Island (Early Childhood ed)

Hourly rate

Standard Hourly Rate: $30.00

Cancellation: 4 hours notice required

Travel policy

Mary will travel within 10 miles of Staten Island, NY 10312.