I have been teaching at the elementary school level for eight years. I have experience teaching in California and Texas in all subject areas. I taught in California in both fourth and sixth grade classrooms for six years and I have been teaching sixth grade in Texas for the past two years. I hold a Bachelor's degree in Liberal Studies from Cal State University Long Beach and a Master's Degree in Educational Administration from Cal State University Fullerton. I am credentialed to teach Kin... [more]
I have been teaching at the elementary school level for eight years. I have experience in teaching math, reading, writing, social studies, science, health, physical education, and social skills. I have a strong desire to see all of my students succeed and will use a variety of strategies to get them to reach their potential in whatever area they need help in.
I have been working with students in grades kindergarten through the sixth grade to develop their language skills. I will help your student understand the letter and sound relationship which is the foundation of grasping written language. I will use a variety of exercises and strategies to help the student develop this essential skill.
Study skills are essential for success in the classroom. It is amazing how many students come to me each year without the tools needed to perform on an exam or understand the content. I work with my students all year long and get them to a point where they know how to approach the content so that they master it at a deeper level. Studying requires more than just reading a textbook; it requires approaching the material from a variety of ways and using a variety of resources. I am confident that I will be able to help the student develop the tools and strategies needed to perform in the classroom.
I have worked with students in fourth through sixth grade in all subject areas for the past eight years. Each year I work with students on their test taking strategies and give them practice with released TAKS questions and other questions that have been developed that are in a similar TAKS format and challenge the students in the content area. I have had tremendous success with my students over the years and feel confident in working with the student to find ways to overcome their fears and anxiety around the test.
I have taught social studies for eight years in an elementary classroom. I have a solid understanding of geography and its impact on civilizations, world cultures, religion, government, and different types of economies. All of these things impact the success or failure of the countries of the world. We live in a global community now and so it is so important for the student to understand the world that surrounds them.