Clark college (Elementary Education)
I love learning new things and understanding more about things to which I've already been exposed. Wanting to share that has always come naturally to me, as has the ability to do so. I started out as an older sister and began helping friends with homework on a casual basis throughout my school years. Tutoring was a natural path for me to pursue while taking college classes, and I was fortunate to be a part of a home-tutoring company that provided some life lessons as well as good experience as an independent tutor. At the same time, I taught small music classes to elementary students through a music store and had a couple of private clarinet students, exposing me to a wider variety of learners. I later tutored with an office-based tutoring company where I gained skills in finding and creating individualized programs and materials as well as addressing parents and teachers in an effective manner regarding our shared students. I have experience working with preschoolers and taught a PreK-1st grade classroom at a small private school where I substituted for the 2nd-6th grade classrooms when needed.
My qualifications include an AA Elementary Education, Words in Color, LRH Study Technology.
In total, I have worked as a professional tutor/small class teacher for 30 years. I have more recently relied on referrals only and am branching out into the community to offer more of my time and expertise. I have many references and success stories because I enjoy getting to know my students as people and am very good at finding ways to help them learn not only specific subjects but, most importantly, how to become independent and confident learners for the rest of their lives. I love learning new things and understanding more about things to which I've already been exposed. Wanting to share that has always come naturally to me, as has the ability to do so. I started out as an older sister and began helping friends with homework on a casual basis throughout my school years. Tutoring was a natural path for me to pursue
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I played clarinet in school from the age of 11 until 22 and was usually in a first chair position. I taught small group woodwind classes and private lessons through a music store as well as periodic students of my own over the years.
I have tutored elementary aged children for 30 years.
I taught a PreK-2nd grade class at a private school and have assisted homeschooling parents.
I have an AA transfer degree in Elementary Education.
I help students and parents find ways to work at home and instill the confidence they need to maintain positive habits and succeed on their own.