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Roger Williams University (Elementary Education)
Roger Williams University (Master's)
University of Rhode Island (PhD)
I have taught for seven years. In the past I have taught 2nd, 3rd, 5th and middle school reading. I am currently a certified reading specialist at one of the local middle schools. I recently completed my doctorate coursework in education at URI. I specialize in teaching with students who struggle with decoding, word recognition, fluency, vocabulary, and comprehension. I am also trained in specific programs to help students with dyslexia. In addition, I work with students for written expression including developing and organizing their ideas, sentence fluency, and grammar. I also have experience helping students write their college application essays. I look forward to the opportunity to provide tutoring services for any specific needs for any reading or writing difficulties for you or your child.
I have taught for seven years. In the past I have taught 2nd, 3rd, 5th and middle school reading. I am currently a certified reading specialist at one of the local middle schools. I recently completed my doctorate coursework in education at URI. I specialize in teaching
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I am elementary education certified in Rhode Island and Massachusetts. I believe that I would be a great candidate for a tutor because I believe in differentiated instruction with a focus on individual needs. I strive to use inquiry-based lessons with a hands-on approach to engage students. I have a genuine love for working with children as I am incredibly eager to continue to teach children and share my excitement of learning with them.
I believe that every child has different needs and ways of learning which can be achieved through engaging differentiated lessons. I will encourage healthy and positive learning experiences through creative and engaging lessons. I believe that my education at Roger Williams University has prepared me to be an excellent tutor.
As a student at Roger Williams University, elementary education majors were required to take three literacy classes in order to prepare them to teach. One area that the literacy classes specifically focused on was phonics. I studied how to break down words into syllables and mono-syllables, how to blend and segment, prefixes and suffixes, rhyming words, and more. During our field hours in the classroom we were required to take running records which largely tests how students level of phonemic awareness. While student teaching, I spent many hours working on phonics activities and lessons with the students. Therefore, I feel that I am have a strong background in phonics and I am highly capable to tutor in this particular area.
As a substitute teacher, I know that study skills is one area that can be particularly challenging to help students develop. A great deal of patience and strategic planning to achieve strong study skills is necessary. A majority of the time students problem with study skills is their lack of organization. Consistently forgetting to record homework in their planner, forgetting due dates or when the test date is can be a major problems for some students. However, sometimes the difficulty is that they simply want to be doing something else like watching TV, playing sports, or hanging out with friends. Developing a consistent routine is something that I can help to create in order to achieve better study skills. Having a flexible but regular schedule is one of the keys to great study skills. Once study skills are in place, grades will likely improve as will students attitude towards homework and school in general.