I'm a successful educator with 24 years of experience. I have a Bachelor's in Education and a Master's in Curriculum and Instruction. I'm a successful English Language Arts, Reading, and Social Studies teacher. I successfully tutor students who are struggling readers and writers. My expertise is in reading comprehension skills (10 yrs.elementary, 14 yrs. secondary) for grade spans K-12. Additionally, I successfully tutor students in crafting a compelling college essay. I differentiate the lessons for each student based upon their learning needs and style. I have successfully taught students with learning disabilities and ADHD. As a successful tutor, my instructional focus is helping students obtain content mastery and improved grades. As a result, my students have improved grades and increased state assessment scores. I look forward to becoming your child's tutor and helping them to achieve their academic goals.
Education & Certification
Undergraduate Degree: West Virginia State University - Bachelors, Education
Graduate Degree: University of Phoenix-Albuquerque Campus - Masters, Curriculum Instruction
College Application Essays
College Level American Literature
Elementary School English
Elementary School Reading
High School English
High School Writing
Middle School Reading
Middle School Reading Comprehension
Middle School Writing
What is your teaching philosophy?
When a student has difficulty learning a new skill or concept, this can denote that there is a lack of prerequisite knowledge or that the concept was not modeled effectively enough for the student to understand. In either case, as the teacher, I would provide the prerequisite knowledge, model the expected outcomes and guide the student through practice until mastery is ascertained.