I am now teaching 5 subjects, with more than 25 years of experience in Education including ELL, ESE, Math, Reading, Language Arts. I recently taught ACT preparation and GED in Virtual school. I enjoy helping people. Student enjoy the innovative techniques and creative methods used to teach students. I enjoy listening to music, working on the computer, reading and going to church. I work with our choirs and help organize and write music for my family group. As an educator, I have enjoyed working in different settings.
I feel that my experience in exceptional student education, career counseling, teaching, library management, human resources-recruitment, community services, and program development would be an asset in tutoring because I know what employers are looking for in the workforce as well as preparation for different test required to complete high school.
Throughout my endeavors I have had the opportunity to work with teachers K-12, in ESE assisting in IEP preparation/implementation, GED and college preparatory programs, testing students using career interest surveys, unit test, and yearly achievement test – IOWA, FCAT, WRAT; career counseling - course enrollment, advising students academically and creating career ladders for transition in the workforce; development of Individual Educational Programs, staff development, and case management.
In library management, I wrote yearly projected plans based on evaluations for community programs, and organization participation. Different projects warranted varied duties including: assisting patrons in finding information for research literature, placing volunteers on assigned task, enrolling patrons in book clubs, collaborating with other libraries, and writing reports for special projects. Educational Experience/Settings:
Motivational Staff - Teacher/Student Interaction - Communication, Exceptional Student Case Management/Teaching - 11 years
STAFF DEVELOPMENT POINTS: Reading Competency 1, 2, 3, 4-5, 6, Direct Instruction, Reading & Writing Conferencing 2-3, Math Investigations 3-4, Kidspiration, Behavior Management - Champs model, Direct Instruction
Teaching Areas: Varying Exceptionalities (VE), Specific Learning Disabilities (SLD), Emotional Handicaps (SED, EH), and Mentally Handicapped
Settings: Elementary (5 years), middle school (1/2 year), high school (5 years) and alternative school settings ( 3 1/2 years), private schools (3 years), one on one (20 years)
Other experience include: 4 years in human resources (recruitment, skills testing-interviewing, and orientation), 5 years part-time in vocational education, 5 years in private industry, and 1 year in library management (programming advertising, promoting, and budgeting).
I look forward to hearing from you.
Education & Certification
Undergraduate Degree: University of Oklahoma Norman Campus - Bachelor of Science, Education of the Learning Disabled
Graduate Degree: Northwestern State University of Louisiana - Non Degree Master, Special Education
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