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Bonna W.

Thetford Center, VT

$45/hour

Outdoor Education/science/beginning French/Spanish, environment

In-person lessons

$45/Hour


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Boston University
Antioch NE Graduate School
MEd
Antioch NE Graduate School
MEd

Education

Boston University

Antioch NE Graduate School (MEd)

Antioch NE Graduate School (MEd)

About Bonna

Having worked with children and teens for 16 years as director of a good-sized after school program, I have developed my ability to be student-centered, creative and flexible. Working with teens as counselors for children, I teach staff training both during the school year and in summer camps. Through my outdoor education teaching, I offer experiential education in the natural world, including kayaking skills and cross-country skiing. I find that most people learn academics better by having a balance with outdoor time and awareness of the natural world around them, including experiential fun learning skills that encourage and boost their self-esteem, self-awareness and self-empowerment.
With this life-balance, I find that students can also boost their absorption and thinking skills by centering themselves either outdoors or through a bit of meditation practice.

When teaching academics as well as environmental skills, students respond well to a child-centered approach, and giving them the chance to express themselves.

I enjoy the ah-ha's of learning, and love to help others get to a positive learning experience.

Having worked with children and teens for 16 years as director of a good-sized after school program, I have developed my ability to be student-centered, creative and flexible. Working with teens as counselors for children, I teach staff training both during the school year and in summer camps. Through my outdoor education teaching, I offer Read more

Policies
Cancellation
4 hours notice required
Travel Radius
Travels within 30 miles of Thetford Center, VT 05075
In-person lessons
Math:
Geometry, Prealgebra
Science:
Biology, Botany, Ecology, Nutrition, Physical Science, Sociology
Music:
General Music
English:
English, Grammar, Literature, Proofreading, Reading, SAT Reading, Vocabulary, Writing
Test Preparation:
SAT Reading
Computer:
Macintosh
Elementary Education:
Elementary (K-6th),
Elementary Science, Grammar, Reading, Spelling, Study Skills,
Vocabulary
Sports/Recreation:
Sewing

Approved subjects are in bold.

Approved subjects

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Elementary (K-6th)

As an environmental and science educator with two masters degrees, and 26 years of experience in schools as a volunteer, assistant teacher, program developer, math/science and language arts/social studies 5/6th grade teacher, I have had a lot of experience in schools. I also directed a child-centered afterschool program for 16 years, developing programming and learning the ways of children's needs (as well as having two grown children of my own). I currently teach outdoor and environmental education and run summer camps.

Sewing

I have been sewing for 60 years, since I was 5 years old and have always enjoyed teaching sewing to children at after school programs, as well as my own children. My son was making quilted pin cushions with 6 hexagons when he was 5 years old, and about 100 children have learned to sew with me, both hand-sewing and on the machine. I work closely with the students so they are successful in their endeavors.

Study Skills

As an environmental and science educator for the last 18 years, as well as a camp director, I have been teaching small and larger groups of children and youth. My focus is child-centered, so that my teaching methods address the students' needs. I can help students develop focus and improve their study skills through engaging them in the topic areas and addressing their needs and learning styles.

As a high school student, I took the speed reading course, and found that it is most useful for focus and to improve understanding of reading. I can teach skills for focus and to improve learning.

Boston University
Antioch NE Graduate School
MEd
Antioch NE Graduate School
MEd

Education

Boston University

Antioch NE Graduate School (MEd)

Antioch NE Graduate School (MEd)

Hourly rate

Standard Hourly Rate: $45.00

Cancellation: 4 hours notice required

Travel policy

Bonna will travel within 30 miles of Thetford Center, VT 05075.