University of KY (Business Administrat)
Univ. of Louisville (MBA)
Chestnut Hill College (MEd)
For over 20 years, I have been teaching and tutoring children aged from preschool to 3rd grade. My experience includes teaching whole class lessons students and mentoring students in smaller groups from 1:5 to 1:1 ratios. Additionally, I have accreditation and experience in the Montessori method of education for early childhood. With this accumulated experience, it is natural for me to modify instruction and content to accommodate individual learner needs.
Working with children as they discover the joy of learning and their natural talent is a phenomenal reward that comes from teaching and tutoring. Learning about children as they learn about their subjects, is a process by which I can respond to their learning style and facilitate success. The interactive dynamic between tutor, student, and content is the key to a life long love of learning.
I have taught math, using concrete materials and tools, to young children across the early childhood grades. Finding the right tool or perspective to help a child master math concepts is an ongoing, engaging process. As children progress, I use a variety of strategies to transfer math knowledge to the performance of abstract math.
English language arts is pivotal to all learning as reading and a strong vocabulary base eventually become the cornerstone for learning. Teaching reading and vocabulary is a process, with many applied strategies, where I work with students to strengthen their basic skills for decoding, encoding, comprehension, and use of vocabulary.
Observation and analysis of observations is a key component of science for early childhood. Using the senses to accumulate information about the physical world is a fun process for both learner and teacher. Working together, we can delve deeply to make meaning and find connections between data and observations to build knowledge of the world. I have worked with many children, in various venues, in exploring elementary science concepts.
Phonics is key to reading and there are many tools and strategies to solidify a child's understanding of how spoken sounds build words. I regularly use the tools of rhymes, onset rimes, word building, segmentation, and decoding to help students learn phonics. My Montessori and Lexia certifications offer a variety of ways to build emergent reading and literacy skills.
I look forward to applying my teaching and tutoring skills to help your child grow as an excited, accomplished learner. Working with a child in differentiated instruction is very rewarding for both of us. For over 20 years, I have been teaching and tutoring children aged from preschool to 3rd grade. My experience includes teaching whole class lessons students and mentoring students in smaller groups from 1:5 to 1:1 ratios. Additionally, I have accreditation and experience in the Montessori method of education for early childhood. With this
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I have tutored children in reading, writing, and math for many grade levels including lower elementary and college. These jobs have required finding the best matched strategies to help students build strong basic skills in each area.
Phonics helps children is foundational to becoming a fluent reader. Through phonics, children learn the relationship between written and spoken language by understanding how sounds make words. I use rhyming, onset rime, word building, word sorting, and word segmentation activities to help children with phonemic awareness. My instructional experience in the preK to grade 3 classroom, Montessori training, and Lexia certification offer a wealth of techniques for phonics instruction.
Spelling can be fun and practice improves proficiency. Understanding word patterns and the meaning of word parts helps to improve spellings skills. Teaching spelling meaningfully, in context, and using word study strategies are primary techniques I use in the classroom.