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Ladell W.

Houston, TX

$35/hour

Innovative & Research-Based Elementary Tutor - All Grades

Background check passed as of 11/10/11
5.0 average from 29 ratings
Fabulous Teacher
— Manisha, Farmington, MI on 4/26/16

$35/Hour


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University of Houston
Elementary Education BS in Ed
University of Texas-Arlington
Graduate Coursework

Education

University of Houston (Elementary Education BS in Ed)

University of Texas-Arlington (Graduate Coursework)

About Ladell

I have worked as a certified teacher for 7 years within the Houston Independent School District and most recently as a literacy consultant for elementary-high school. I know the language of the STAAR very well for all grade levels in Reading and can quickly help your child progress and become successful.


My teaching philosophy:

I believe that the purpose of education is to make students feel that they are capable of learning and can be successful. Before you can make a student feel that they are capable, you must genuinely care for all children. The most important prerequisite for learning to occur is having a safe and nurturing environment. We are in a current trend of moving away from teacher-centered classrooms where authoritative measures are ineffective when measuring student success. This idea further reiterates the necessity for caring for the whole child. Emotional needs are just as important as physical, social, and other factors.

There are many characteristics that describe a good teacher in my opinion. Firstly, a teacher must be reflective in their practices. This means being flexible with your practices and instruction and reflecting consistently throughout your teaching. Teaching is an ever evolving practice based on theory and research; therefore professional development should always be a work in progress instead of a static idea. Every child can learn regardless of behavioral or emotional issues, it just takes extra time and dedication on the part of the teacher. Although there are many roles and responsibilities of a teacher, there is a consistent trend of teachers complaining of not having enough time to plan for and implement them. Regardless of the extra time and planning, the end justifies the means.
I have worked as a certified teacher for 7 years within the Houston Independent School District and most recently as a literacy consultant for elementary-high school. I know the language of the STAAR very well for all grade levels in Read more

Policies
Cancellation
24 hours notice required
Travel Radius
Travels within 12 miles of Houston, TX 77014
Background Check: Passed

"Fabulous Teacher"

- Manisha, Farmington, MI on 4/26/16
Ladell replied on 4/28/2016

Thank you so much Manisha. Your dedication to learning the English craft of speaking and writing is inspiring. You are an amazing student!

"Ladell is an Excellent teacher, Knowledgeable, practical and use great strategies with her students."

- Angelica, Cypress, TX on 6/30/16

"Creative ways in teaching the kids"

- Thuy, Humble, TX on 12/16/11

"Wish Granted!"

- Reba, Humble, TX on 12/13/11

"Great session"

- Vic, Houston, TX on 8/14/10
Math:
ACT Math, Elementary Math, Prealgebra, Precalculus
English:
English, Grammar, Literature,
Reading,
Vocabulary, Writing
Test Preparation:
ACT Math, STAAR
Computer:
General Computer, Microsoft PowerPoint, Microsoft Word
Special Needs:
Phonics
Elementary Education:
Elementary (K-6th),
Elementary Math, Elementary Science, Grammar, Phonics, Reading,
Study Skills, Vocabulary
Business:
Microsoft PowerPoint, Microsoft Word

Approved subjects are in bold.

Approved subjects

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Elementary (K-6th)

I graduated from the University of Houston's College of Education. It is a five year degree in which my focus has been Elementary Education (Early Childhood-6th grade). I have been immersed in the elementary classrooms, teaching my own lessons, and tutoring in my spare time. I have very innovative and research-based inquiry lessons designed to challenge every child and scaffold their learning.

Also, I taught Sunday School at the mere age of 9 years old, so teaching has been my life.

Literature

Just this year alone, I served as an educational consultant helping coach high-school English teachers. I am very knowledgeable regarding how to write excellent papers that yield 4 ratings on the rubric. English and Language Arts has always been a passion of mine. I graduated Magna Cum Laude with a B.S. in Education from the University of Houston and never made less than an A in any of my literature courses.

Reading

Bachelor's Degree in Elementary Education, taught Reading for 3rd-5th grade for 5 years, also worked as Independent Reading Consultant, tutors privately, many awards such as Teacher of the Year and 2nd runner up Teacher of the region for HAABSE.

STAAR

I taught in Houston Independent School District in elementary for over 5 years and have been teaching students the language of the STAAR exam as well as teachers. I even helped the district to write their benchmark assessments with the same STAAR language. I am more than qualified.

University of Houston
Elementary Education BS in Ed
University of Texas-Arlington
Graduate Coursework

Education

University of Houston (Elementary Education BS in Ed)

University of Texas-Arlington (Graduate Coursework)

Fabulous Teacher — She is very very knowledgeable and corrects me as and when needed. I don't hesitate asking her anything about the subject. Always look forward for my next class. ...

— Manisha, Farmington, MI on 4/26/16

Hourly rate

Standard Hourly Rate: $35.00

Cancellation: 24 hours notice required

Travel policy

Ladell will travel within 12 miles of Houston, TX 77014.