Dowling College (Master's)
Bringing my 15 years of creativity, experience, and a variety of learning experiences to your door! I have worked with all ages through middle school and first year college students who need to take non-credit English. I work with a variety of learning styles and abilities with a classroom success rate of over 80% in English and Math in my Title 1 school over the past 5 years here in SC. I offer students in my class tutoring for free because I believe everyone can succeed with a little more time, certain strategies appropriate to their learning style, and a variety of study/organizational skills. Small group, or individual lessons have been key to the success of many of my students, but it is not always possible in the school day. I do offer small group tutoring at a reduced rate if there are others in your group who would like assistance, or you prefer not to do 1:1. I find it easier to do things when I have company too, and it makes it more fun. Did you know there is a difference in the way we read text for information vs. leisure? I believe the ability to read well based on the purpose of the reading makes a difference in the out come. I also believe that when reading skills are weak, other supports are required while developing the skill. How about virtual or actual field trips to help you? Did you know that understanding what the test questions are evaluating, which isn't always apparent affects the answer? For instance, sometimes the question is testing your knowledge of vocabulary hence the wording of the question. There are reasons for this. Indirect testing, problem solving skills, perseverance/persistence, and variety in strategy skills are a few.
I have a variety of interests and have had many other careers besides teaching such as secretary, bookkeeper, sales clerk, waitress, and pizza maker.These were too sedentary and not challenging enough for me. I owned a landscaping business, worked with my husband in the alarm/security business which were a novelty until moving to SC. Here, I taught middle school English, managed and operated a heavy equipment company in Aiken, but returned to my first love - teaching. For fun I hike, canoe, sail, fish, sew, and renovate houses.
My degree is in Literacy and I have many years helping others of all ages in this area
I am well versed and experienced in all grade levels up to sixth and continue to take classes every year to remain current with state expectations
Specific graduate level classes and professional development in the phonics area. However, phonics is Not the only skill a successful reader needs. I evaluate for comprehension, accuracy, fluency and expanded vocabulary to determine areas in need of support for each individual
I am a well rounded, experienced and warm individual who wants to share my gifts with others, especially those, who like me, are slipping through the cracks in education. Bringing my 15 years of creativity, experience, and a variety of learning experiences to your door! I have worked with all ages through middle school and first year college students who need to take non-credit English. I work with a variety of learning styles and abilities with a classroom success rate of over 80% in English and Math in my Title 1