Dear Families: My name is Leita and I am a very experienced Washington State certificated teacher. I have worked in the Puget Sound area in grades K-12 for many years. Put my experience and creative mind to work for you and your student! I am currently working in both public and private schools as well as serving as a principal arts coach in several public schools. I am qualified to tutor and assist with homework in all subjects areas, PreK - 6, and reading/English K-12. I especially enjoy... [more]
I have a reading endorsement for grades K-12. I have taught primary students as a classroom teacher and have served as a Title/LAP teacher as recently as this March in a private school.
I have tools that I use with students to teach them how to write with confidence. They are very reliable and work!
I have worked with students from many countries and with varying levels of English. I have also worked with second language adults. I have over 30+ years of experience in education.
I have worked with children from many cultural and second language backgrounds and enjoy assisting them! Let me support your student in this important skill of learning the English language with confidence.
I am qualified to teach specific math skills and problem solving. I have tools that work with young students in these two areas that provide them with confidence and skill.
I have a degree in Elementary Education, K-8 with 19 years of teaching experience in these levels. I have taught math, reading, writing, science, social studies, grammar, study skills, vocabulary, phonics and spelling in grades K-6 and cultural education in grade 8. I am currently substitute teaching in grades K-12 in both private and public schools.
I am certificated in grades K-8, all subjects, and K-12 reading. I have taught second grade for 8 years and Title I reading for grades K-4 for three years. In both of these experiences, I taught phonics through the Writing Road to Reading, SRA and Wired for Reading. I also have worked in a response to interventions environment which assesses students in the area of phonics instruction.
During my 28 years of educational experience I have incorporated steady, consistent study skill instruction for students in grades K-8. I have prepared students for all types of assessments including multiple choice, essays and short form essays. A very important part of the study skills instruction I have provided for my students has included the organization, tracking and pacing of learning. Strong study skill acquisition contribute to self-confidence and learning success.
One of my favorite subjects to teach is the needlecrafts. I specialize in knitting, embroidery and rug making. I have over 35 years experience in the needlecrafts. I will make it easy to learn!