University of Washington, Seattle (International Studies)
University of California, Davis (MEd)
Hi, my name is Carolyn. I obtained my Elementary Teaching Credential and Master’s of Education from UC Davis. I taught bilingual fifth grade and first grade for the Hillsboro School District for two years and I taught second grade at the International School of Panama for two years as well. I am currently working part-time as a substitute teacher for Portland Public Schools.
At this time in my life, I am not working as a full-time teacher, because I am staying home with my 6-month-old son. For that reason, I would love to pick up some additional part-time work as a tutor. I speak Spanish, and I am comfortable tutoring children aged from kindergarten to 8th grade in any subject. As a tutor, I will help your child gain academic skills and build confidence by providing them with the targeted, one-on-one instruction that he/she deserves. Hi, my name is Carolyn. I obtained my Elementary Teaching Credential and Master’s of Education from UC Davis. I taught bilingual fifth grade and first grade for the Hillsboro School District for two years and I taught second grade at the International School of Panama for two years as well. I am currently working part-time as a substitute teacher
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I used the Common Core Standards for math and reading in my two years teaching second grade. I used the Common Core to design curriculum and create proficiency based assessments. My students were given a Common Core aligned standardized test (MAP) twice each year.
I received an Elementary Teaching Credential and Master's in Education from UC Davis. I have two years teaching experience in first and fifth grade in Oregon and two years teaching experience in second grade at an international school. I am currently working as an elementary substitute teacher in the Portland Public School District.
I have taught math in first, second and fifth grade. I used “Bridges” and “Everyday Math” curriculum. I love teaching a variety of strategies and helping students discover their own methods of solving math problems. My main emphasis in math is helping students conceptually understand what they are doing, rather than just teaching them the steps to solve a problem.
Along with my teaching credential and master's in education, I have an ESOL endorsement. I taught ESL in Korea for a year, and I also taught English Language Development (ELD) as a classroom teacher for two years. I love to teach English in fun and engaging ways, such as through songs, skits, poems, and games.
As a first grade and second grade teacher for 3 years, I have substantial experience teaching hand writing. I have used the "Handwriting Without Tears" curriculum. To teach handwriting I use a variety of strategies, including repetitive practice as well as fun practice, such as writing letters in shaving cream, building letters with play-dough, and using various different art supplies to practice writing letters.
As a first and second grade teacher for 3 years, I have substantial experience teaching phonics. I used "Month-by-Month Phonics" and "Words Their Way" curriculum to teach phonics. I used a variety of strategies to teach phonics, including word sorts, poems and songs that highlight phonics patterns, and games that provide practice spelling and reading a specific phonics pattern.
I have taught reading comprehension, vocabulary, fluency and phonics in first, second and fifth grade. I used "Daily 5" and "Houghton Mifflin" curriculum. I also designed my own curriculum based on the Common Core Standards. I love helping students find "good fit" books that are the right level and are of interest to help turn students on to reading.
As a teacher of 4 years, I often had to help my students develop good study habits. We worked on prioritizing time and tasks, finding a quiet and non-distracting study space, chunking large tasks into smaller more manageable work, among others. I also have a year of experience working as a tutor, where I helped students complete homework after school. This required helping students build good study habits so that they were successful completing homework both on the days that I worked with them as well as on the days that I did not.