Ashland University (BSED)
Kent State University (Master's)
I retired after 35 years of teaching in the Cleveland Metropolitan Schools. I initially taught remedial reading, but most of my career was spent in kindergarten and my expertise is in working with young children. In the past I worked in a day care center and tutored. I have a Bachelor’s degree in Elementary Education and a Master’s degree in Early Childhood Education. Working in a bilingual program in the inner city for most of my career provided me with the experience of working with diverse groups of children and their parents. My greatest joy is interacting with young children.
Tutoring is enjoyable, because I can put all my effort into building a relationship with and concentrating on the needs of one child. Success in school is dependent on a strong start to a child’s educational journey. If a young child is struggling, I want to provide the needed support. Not only is the educational part important, but it is just fun working with young children. They are anxious to learn and respond positively to the personal attention. I also benefit, because they often make me laugh and provide new insights into the workings of young children daily.
After teaching for 35 years I have worked with a variety of math programs. I am used to adapting to the needs of children and believe in providing concrete experiences to help them learn math concepts.
Reading is the cornerstone of all learning. I have experience in teaching reading using a variety of programs and techniques. In kindergarten not only did I provide instruction on new topics, but also developed plans to provide practice and remediation. Also working with bilingual students required adjusting lessons to their needs as well.
I have worked with the Common Core since it was adopted. I know what types of standards are expected and strategies that can be used to implement them. As a kindergarten teacher I was responsible for teaching phonics. I am able to use a variety of approaches to provide success in this area. I am anxious to help young learners have success in school. I have a flexible in schedule and will try to accommodate your needs. I retired after 35 years of teaching in the Cleveland Metropolitan Schools. I initially taught remedial reading, but most of my career was spent in kindergarten and my expertise is in working with young children. In the past I worked in a day care center and tutored. I have a Bachelor’s degree in Elementary Education and a Master’s degree in Early
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I taught kindergarten for 25 years and phonics instruction was an integral part of our curriculum. I also tutored students in phonics in an after school program. Bingo games, letter sound/picture cards and simple phonics readers are just three of a variety of resources I will use to teach phonics. Writing will also be a good vehicle to help the child use sounds to write text. I have a Bachelor’s degree in Elementary Education and a Master’s degree in Early Childhood Education.