I am an undergraduate student at Ashford University. My major is Elementary Education, and my minor is in Educational Studies. I have 118 credits in Elementary Education, along with a completed associate degree in education. I have six classes to complete before graduation.
I currently substitute for grades
K-12. I have substituted for elementary grades in the areas of Reading, Writing, Math, Science, and Social Studies. In secondary grades, I have experience substituting for Reading and Literature, and Science.
I homeschooled my eldest son, who has ADHD, from kindergarten through the beginning of 5th-grade. When he entered public school, he tested at a 7th-grade level. I taught family and friends of every age group in a variety of content areas. Some of this experience was helping with homework. I taught Basic Math, Reading, and Writing. I also tutored someone who was taking his High School Equivalency Test. (HiSet and GED)
I have experience teaching vocational skills to individuals with disabilities. This experience includes job preparation and job-seeking skills. The classes I taught were for time management, health and wellness, communication skills, conflict resolution, attitude and work ethics, stress management, and posture. My clients ranged from ages 16-50. Each client had a specific physical or mental health disability. Most of my clients had Attention Deficit Disorder; however, I have also worked with individuals on the Autism Spectrum and those with anxiety and depression.
The main thing I want prospective students to know about me is my passion and teaching style. I am a firm believer that anyone can learn anything! I feel very passionate about individualized learning. I believe each student has a variety of learning patterns and skills. I think the key to success is tapping into what works for the student. I also think that there is always a way to learn something new. There is not a one- size- fits all approach to learning. I am passionate about Integrating Content and Multicultural Education. I like the Let Me Learn (LML) process, which teaches about student learning patterns and how to use them in the best way based on the requirement of an assignment.
When I tutor, I like to begin by getting to know my student. I start by finding out how he or she learns best. I have a couple of quizzes that help me determine student strengths and learning patterns.
Next, I like to find out about the student's prior knowledge in a subject to make sure he or she has the essential skill sets needed for the current class. I like to include my student in every aspect of his or her learning experience!
I use the current educational standards from the student's home state, along with Common Core standards, to measure achievable goals. I believe that setting goals in each stage of learning help achievement. I also include feedback from my students on how he or she would like a class to go. I like to include my students in the whole learning process.
I encourage feedback from parents and guardians because next to the student, no one knows the student better than his or her parent or guardian.
I help with discovering resources too. Resources may include learning sites, educational gaming, practice resources. I interweave the essential study and problem- solving skills into the lessons. For example, I teach my students to learn how to find answers on their own. If they do not know a word, I show them how to find out what a word means. I interweave the essential study and problem- solving skills into the lessons. I include vocabulary in all lessons because one must understand what is expected of him or her when working on assignments. I teach long- term learning skills, study skills, and life skills in addition to the specific area of student need. I am patient, determined, and passionate. Each of the students or clients I worked with were successful. I attribute this to my student's hard work and my teaching approach and style.
I am available for tutoring K-8 in Reading, Math, Science, Writing, Grammar, Phonics, Social Studies, and English. I also will tutor all ages in Reading, Spelling, and Vocabulary, as well as Study Skills, with or without time management and stress management, Test Prep, and Essay Editing. I will tutor communication skills and conflict management. I will also be tutoring Nutrition, which includes health and wellness, hygiene, and disease prevention. I have current and up-to-date knowledge of Nutrition and health that comes from experience with individuals that have Diabetes, Cardiac Conditions, Vitamin Deficiencies, IBS, Hypertension, Allergies, and ADD. I have knowledge of Nutrition for overall well- being, and I have learned how Nutrition contributes to various physical and mental health conditions. Some of this is self-taught, but most information I learned in college and by studying with different health care professionals.
I am very excited to work with you. Hope to see you in the classroom!
Education & Certification
Undergraduate Degree: Ashford University - Bachelor in Arts, Education
online gaming, reading,camping, nature walks, heritage & family tree research, writing, history and mystery documentaries,crocheting, sewing, knitting, looming, puzzles,
Basic Computer Literacy
CSAP/ TCAP Prep
Elementary School Math
Elementary School Reading
Elementary School Science
Elementary School Writing
GED Reasoning Through Language Arts
GED Social Studies
Middle School Reading
Middle School Writing
PC Basic Computer Skills
Study Skills and Organization
Technology and Computer Science