Hello, my name is Makaila. I am currently a first grade teacher in a large school district. I have been teaching reading and math to first grade students for 18 years. I have a strong background in phonics education. I believe in working with a student on an individual basis. I want to help them take off from where they are at. I love to help students succeed in reading. I want to help you understand the elements of a story and how to comprehend what you have read. I und... [more]
I have taught American History at Ivy Tech. I love history. It is like a story. It is really a treat to work with American History.
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I am a licensed elementary teacher. I have taught first grade for 22 years. I have also taught remedial third, fourth and fifth grade during the summer and during the school year prior to ISTEP testing. My strengths are reading, phonics and comprehension, math and problem solving, and history and social studies. I want to make learning fun so you remember what is taught.
I use computers everyday in my profession as a teacher. I can give keyboarding skills all the way to MicroSoft Office information and tips. I have patience and expertise in computers. If you want to learn to surf the web or if you need to prepare a great Power Point Presentation, I can certainly help you.
I am a licensed first grade teacher with a strong background in phonics. I stress the use of phonics and word families. The student is amazed at all of the different words they can read. They can put the words together in a manner that they can read and also write stories by using phonics rules. If a child can read the story, then they can be taught comprehension skills next. It is so important to start at the beginning with the phonics skills. I want the children to be successful. Phonics instruction will ensure success for reading skills for all students.
I am a licensed teacher. I know what students need to do in order to succeed. I would help the student learn how to study. If a student knows how to study they can be successful. It is not hard to teach a student to study, but it is imperative for them to know how to do it. Teachers cannot just assume a student knows how to study. I would be able to teach them to study, take notes and quiz themselves for success.
I am a licensed elementary teacher. I have had several children in my room throughout the years that have been considered English as a Second Language Learners (ESL). I have been successful in helping them make the transition to English. I understand and have patience to help them through the tough and frustrating problems they encounter. I want to help them be successful. ESL students need to see what they are to do, not be told what they are to do. By showing them, you help them to really understand.
I have taken the PRAXIS I and the PRAXIS for Elementary, Reading Specialist and Early Childhood. I passed all parts on the first try. I have helped other teachers and students that must take the PRAXIS. Everyone I have worked with has passed with flying colors.
I have a minor in social studies, and I would like to help you gain information in this subject. I am very versatile and interested in social studies. I look forward to hearing from you.
I have tutored several seniors near my home on the ACT. They have always raised their score. They have even given me as a referral to their friends. I have a great track record with them.