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Kent State University (Elementary Education)
University of Nebraska (Master's)
Kent State University (Other)
My teaching career began in the state of Nebraska. I started out assisting a kindergarten teacher and a year later was hired for a sixth grade class which I preferred. I taught for the next ten years in sixth grade and then was promoted to the district's art consultant for K-6. I served in that position for three years.
When I returned to Ohio, I accepted a position at Kent State University School as an intermediate teacher. While there, I began work on a counseling degree. My most exciting accomplishment was beginning a group counseling program with third through sixth grade students. They learned how their behavior impacted those around them; they learned how to take responsibility for their actions; and they learned how to approach someone they had a dispute with and to talk through their differences.
When the U School was closed three years later, I moved into training in the business world. I worked for two banks doing supervisory and management skills training. After leaving my last banking position, I began working on my own as a contract trainer.
For the past sixteen years I had been tutoring for the Notre Dame Community. That position had taken me back to my first love --- working with children.
My areas of expertise are reading, writing, and language arts which includes English. I have worked on developing these subjects in my years as a tutor. I do a lot of work teaching students how to study, how to proofread their work, how to use correct punctuation and grammar, and how to write good, detailed, and interesting sentences.
Please feel free to contact me for further information, and so I can determine if I am able to help. My teaching career began in the state of Nebraska. I started out assisting a kindergarten teacher and a year later was hired for a sixth grade class which I preferred. I taught for the next ten years in sixth grade
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