I am an older person with a young attitude. My specialty is reading. I have taught reading to people from ages 3-83. Formally, a kindergarten teacher who became a dual teacher with pre-kindergarten in the same room at the same time! I was educated at parochial schools in the Chicago suburbs, Chicago and Dubuque, Iowa because they were suppose to be the most difficult schools with the best teaching. I received the Dignissima medal and was on the top ten in my graduating class of over one hundr... [more]
I have taught reading to others from ages 3 to 83. The little ones are taught phonics and then can easily read books and newspapers. I have always enjoyed teaching young children because I want them to like learning. Making learning fun, has a positive effect upon learning a subject. I taught kindergarten and pre-kindergarten for 12 years.
I went to Dubuque, Iowa for Teacher training but left before I had my degree. At that time, the Cook County area in Illinois was in desperate need of teachers. I took their test and passed and began my teaching career. I taught kindergarten and started a pre-kindergarten to be carried out as a dual classroom . This was before the days of head start. I was told I could teach anything I wanted and the children could learn. I taught 3-5 year olds reading, how to tell time, simple money, and other basics. I left after 12 years due to medical problems of my own. I was able, however to substitute teach and I did that for grades K-4th mainly concentrating on K-2. When the students went to other schools for first grade, the `reports I received were very complimentary. The teachers at the new school wanted to know where the students had learned so much. They were bored in their new school as they knew so much from their old school.
I am a Certified Holistic Integrated health Coach and a member of American Drug-less Practitioners. My training consisted of studying over 100 diet plans and integrated therapies.