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Our Lady of the Lake University (Speech Pathology)
University of Texas at Austin (MEd)
I am a former teacher of the deaf and hard-of-hearing. I also taught children with dyslexia. For the last 20 years I have been a homeschool mother/teacher and a tutor. I have a Master's degree from the University of Texas at Austin in Curriculum and Instruction and my Bachelor of Arts degree is from Our Lady of the Lake University where I majored in Speech Pathology and minored in Mathematics. I am all-level certified as a special education instructor in the State of Texas.
I have taught all subjects from kindergarten though high school but I specialize in mathematics (including working with students with math anxiety), reading, speech (I'm a Distinguished Toastmaster and have been in Toastmasters for 14 years) and working with children with special needs. I love teaching, learning myself and working to bring the best out of people.
While I do have a 24-hour cancellation policy, I am happy to offer a make-up session if something unexpected comes up. My aim is to provide a positive environment where learning is fun! I look forward to meeting you and helping you achieve success! I am a former teacher of the deaf and hard-of-hearing. I also taught children with dyslexia. For the last 20 years I have been a homeschool mother/teacher and a tutor. I have a Master's degree from the University of Texas at
I finally feel like we have some direction. I've tried using college students, and they were great but Anna started with an assessment test to see where my child really needs help and is in contact with his teacher as well. I am so thankful we found her.
What an amazing experience. Tonight was our first session with Anna and we were so pleased we increased our meetings to twice a week vs once.
She immediately identified our sons weakness and encouraged him by focusing on his strengths.
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As a teacher of the deaf and hard-of-hearing, I had several students who had attention deficit disorder and attention deficit disorder with hyperactivity. I have also tutored students 1-on-1 who have been diagnosed with these conditions, some on medication and some not.
I absolutely love math. When I worked at Texas School for the Deaf, I was a math teacher in middle school but we only went up to Algebra I. It wasn't until I started teaching my own children that I taught Algebra II again. Since then I've not only taught my own children but I've taught other homeschool friends' children, too. I've also other children tutored in Algebra II. Both of my sons took Calculus and did well in their classes. I look forward to working with new students and helping them discover what math skills they have.
I am all-level special education certified. I took a course on how to teach children with dyslexia at the University of Texas at Austin. I then taught children with dyslexia for the Killeen Independent School District for two summers in a special summer program specifically for children with dyslexia.
I am all-level certified as a special education teacher. I also homeschooled my children from pre-school through high school. While they were home I frequently taught in our local home-school co-op. I have also tutored people of all ages -- from elementary school to veterans returning to college after serving our country.
Mathematics is all around us! I love reading stories about mathematics and sharing how much fun math can be. Many young children have an intuitive sense about math. I like to help them discover the wonder of the world through mathematics. I've been teaching math for over 20 years and I would love to help your young child discover how much fun math can be.
Children are natural scientists. They develop hypotheses and test them out. Most children are fascinated with the world around them. I love how science helps us better understand our universe. As a lover of science myself, I would love to help your child enjoy learning science and discovering what we know about our world and what great mysteries still wait to be discovered!
When I took Geometry in high school I had a terrible teacher! Luckily, my father was a math teacher and I had a serious love of mathematics or I never would have minored in mathematics in college. I received my undergraduate degree from Our Lady of the Lake University and the best math teacher I ever had was Sister Marilyn Malloy. She was a genius with a Ph.D. in Mathematics and Physics and although she could be quite intimidating, she also genuinely loved math. Thanks to Sister Malloy, I've come to appreciate many of the nuances of Geometry and enjoy discovering how other students perceive this special branch of mathematics.
In addition to be a teacher, I am also a published writer. I've also edited books and written chapters, or parts of chapters for a couple of medical textbooks. I can't seem to read a book or magazine without finding mistakes! I believe my fascination of foreign languages gives me a greater understanding of the English language.
I am an all-level certified teacher of the deaf and hard-of-hearing.
I majored in Speech Pathology at Our Lady of the Lake University. I completed my Bachelor of Arts degree in Speech Pathology and then continued my studies in graduate school -- first at Our Lady of the Lake and then at The University of Texas at Austin.
So many students who need help in Pre-Algebra simply had a bad elementary school teacher or class that destroyed their confidence in mathematics. Pre-Algebra requires a solid foundation in the basics. Many times when I tutor a student in Pre-Algebra we'll spend time going over the basics and shoring up any fundamentals that somehow were overlooked in the elementary school years. This class is a springboard for higher mathematics so I'll make sure your child has the skills need to succeed in more difficult math classes in the future.
I have always loved mathematics. As the daughter of a mathematics teacher, it was no surprise when I also wanted to teach math. When I became a homeschool mother, I really emphasized mathematics with my sons. Both of them were able to take Calculus in high school with success. I think it was because of the heavy emphasis I place on math as they were growing up.
I have the highest qualification as a speaker from Toastmasters International. I am a Distinguished Toastmaster. I have been a member of Toastmasters for 14 years.
I can't remember a time when I couldn't read. I absolutely love reading and I'm passionate about books. I am an author of one children's book (it's nonfiction) and I've also edited some books, been published in some ezines and a few magazines. I took a class dealing with dyslexia in college and then taught a summer school class two summers in a row to dyslexic children. My husband and our sons are all published writers, too.
I was an all-level certified teacher of the deaf and hard-of-hearing. I taught for 2 years in Killeen in a self-contained high school classroom where I taught all subjects. I then taught for 2 years in Austin at Texas School for the Deaf. I was a middle school math teacher.
I am all-level certified as a special education teacher. I was a teacher of the deaf and hard of hearing for 4 years in the public schools. I taught children with dyslexia in the summertime for Killeen Independent School District.
After I quit teaching to be a stay-at-home mother, I gave birth to a son with a major heart defect. He had developmental issues because of that. For the last 20 years I have worked with my son, who has had special needs regarding speech (and his vocal cords were paralyzed and his diaphragm was partially paralyzed) and communication. I have also worked with children with math anxiety, ADHD, ADD (both in the public school and in co-ops where I've taught) and most recently I've been working with a boy has an auditory processing problem and math anxiety.
One of the most important skills to being a good student is having good study skills. For two decades I have made the teaching of study skills an inherent part of any class I've taught. I feel it's important to teach children how to take notes, how to organize their notes, and how to access their notes when studying. In addition to that, I have experience creating Individualized Educational Plans to help children with special needs adapt their study skills so they can achieve success.