I have been a licensed elementary and middle school teacher for 10 years, and I have had the chance to work with hundreds of diverse students. I am now staying at home with my own children, but look forward to spending some time tutoring one-on-one or small group sessions. My previous experience includes teaching in a self-contained elementary classroom (all subjects) and teaching middle school science. In addition, I have tutored students from elementary school through college in various... [more]
I have a current Indiana State Teaching License for grades K-8. I have 8 years of teaching experience in Indiana schools; 3 years teaching 6th grade self contained, 4 years teaching 6-8th grade middle school science, and 1 year as a teacher consultant and mentor. I received my education degree from Michigan State University.
I studied elementary education in college and have an elementary teaching license. My degree and undergraduate experience included teaching phonics and phonemic awareness.
I have taught study skills to upper elementary and middle school students for seven years. I have included note-taking, developing meta-cognition, self-assessments, mnemonic devices, outlining, identifying important/key information from supporting details, and other skills in my lessons on developing study strategies. I taught in an inclusive classroom and taught these skills to students with special needs as well.
As an elementary and middle school educator I taught many students who had ADD or ADHD. I worked with those students to help them develop awareness of how their ADD may affect how they learn and to focus on the strengths of that as well as the challenges. I have undergraduate and graduate level coursework in which I learned how to effectively teach students with these challenges, and have attended conferences for educators as well specifically related to ADD, ADHD, and executive functioning.
I received my teaching degree from Michigan State University. At MSU I took courses that taught me how to teach students with various needs and challenges, including students with dyslexia. Because MSU has an integrated model for special education, in every teaching course I took I had to consider how to teach students with unique needs. In my years of teaching, I have taught hundreds of kids, and that includes students with dyslexia. I worked to make accommodations, interventions, and modifications that would help them master material and be successful. On a personal note, dyslexia runs in my family, so I have seen the challenges kids (and adults) with dyslexia face.
I am a licensed middle school science teacher who has taught genetics units to middle schoolers for four years. I have college coursework in genetics.
In my years of teaching, I explicitly taught handwriting for four years to fifth and sixth graders. I was also the moderator and teacher of a calligraphy club, where we worked on handwriting in general and artistic writing.