Hello! I am certified to teach in Texas for elementary grades. I have experience teaching and tutoring students in first through third grades with reading skills and math practice. I also have a degree in English and thoroughly enjoy writing so I would love to teach others about writing at the elementary through college levels. I have a creative and individualized approach to tutoring which I believe helps students get the most out of our time together. ... [more]
I am certified to teach elementary grades in Texas. I have tutored several students in phonics and beginning reading skills as well as reading comprehension.
I have experience working with tutoring students in grades K-6th in the subjects of reading, writing, math, and science. I have a Masters degree in Elementary Education and have taken many classes on how to teach elementary students. I have also been a teacher in first grade and a substitute teacher in 1st, 3rd, 5th and Pre-Kindergarten. I use an individualized approach to tutoring to assess what the student needs help in and also where their subject interests are to assure they are interested in the lessons. I have done math games, science based lessons, a variety of reading skills, and other strategies to engage my students in the learning process.
I have tutored students in handwriting skills before. I have used a variety of methods to improve student handwriting including writing practice on a dry erase board, copying sentences, tracing over words written with a highlighter, and also fine motor skill activities such as mazes and writing in sand or shaving cream. I also am a certified teacher for elementary so I have studied the necessary techniques behind handwriting development and improvement.
I have experience tutoring for the English I and II and writing portions of the STAAR test. I am also familiar with the format of the test and the skills necessary to pass the test. I am currently working with a fourth grade student on the STAAR Reading questions and a 7th grade student on STAAR math questions.