I have a great deal of successful experiences tutoring as well as classroom experience with ages from preschool through grade 8 in Math, Reading, English, Social Studies, Science, History, Geography, Writing, and Music teaching guitar and the recorder. I design customized curriculum for each student and work from their school texts. I am a cartoonist and illustrate small workbooks using the vocabulary words on which we have worked. I am fun and entertaining while being a very effective teache... [more]
I have more than 25 years of classroom teaching and tutoring in grades K through 6. I have taught all academic subjects including photography, guitar, drama and elementary ASL. With young adults I have taught Braille.
I have been playing guitar for 25 years and I have been teaching for 10 years. I can teach scales, chords, basic theory and the playing of songs by tabs.
I have taught all areas of phonics for more than 20 years. I have taught phonics in conjunction with sight-word reading to all ages including as English as a Second Language to adults and all grade levels for children. I have successfully taught children the skills to "sound out" words while learning the rules of phonic in English. I am quite familiar with the teaching of all of the rules: double vowels, silent E, consonant blends, etc.
I have taught children at levels K through 8 to learn to study effectively: have a well lit, quiet place for study, have a specific time to study, have materials available - the internet, dictionaries, etc. The most important is to learn not to be distracted.
I have worked for seven years with special education: autism, emotionally disturbed, Down syndrome children. I have experience in teaching all levels of academics as well as social skills.
I have had more than 10 years of experience working with ADD/ADHD children in classroom settings in all areas of academic and behavioral areas. In addition, I am certified in C.P.I. training to deal with behaviors. I have been trained in behavior modification and positive reinforcement and several AA techniques in educational techniques.
Autism Spectrum Disorder (ASD)
I have worked with autistic children in special education for 6 years in both academic and behavioral studies. I have designed specific curriculum to meet their specific needs.
I have 25 years of teaching experience in Social Studies. I have taught U.S. History to grades 4 and 8. I have taught history of Asia, the social upheaval of the U.S. in the 1950s and 60s during the Civil Rights Movement. I have taught the history of the American Revolution as well as the civil war.