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Cleveland State University in Cleveland, Ohio (Elementary Education)
Baldwin-Wallace in Berea, Ohio (Graduate Coursework)
I have had two decades of experience teaching grades K through eight in urban and suburban environments. In addition to the core academic subjects, I have also served as a science resource teacher and Title 1 reading teacher.
I am able to communicate positively and effectively with students and parents. I can customize lesson plans based on student needs whether they are for remediation, enrichment or maintenance of skills.
I have been a teacher of language arts for 20 years. Throughout this time I have always identified students strengths and weaknesses and adjusted my lessons accordingly. My students have consistently earned positive test scores in reading, writing and language arts.
I enjoy engaging children In the learning process. I encourage my students to become confident learners and foster their development with creative and innovative lesson plans. I welcome the opportunity to work with your child to facilitate their academic growth. I have had two decades of experience teaching grades K through eight in urban and suburban environments. In addition to the core academic subjects, I have also served as a science resource teacher and Title 1 reading teacher.
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Donna really helped my son with his sight words! He loves to go his work now and is eager to learn and practice with me. This means the world to me, before I hired Donna my son didn't respond to his school work well now he loves it! Thank you Donna for helping my son with his sight words! He can do them all by himself now and is eager to learn. If I need anything else I'll let you know in the future. It's been a pleasure having you help him. Thank you so much.
Donna was really patient and helpful with my daughter. Took her time to help with math and reading strategies
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I have taught K-5 phonics successfully for 20 years as part of a comprehensive language arts program. In addition to regular education students, I have worked with bilingual and special needs students. I believe phonics is a necessary tool for decoding unfamiliar words and becoming a confident, successful reader.