My name is Christina V. I'm Greek American. I enjoy spending time with my family, relaxing by watching TV or reading, going to the gym and traveling. I graduated from Chabot College in 1999 with an AA Degree in Early Childhood education. When I graduated high school I worked at a home daycare and after college I worked at a preschool as a teacher aide. During the school year of 2002, I got hired for Pittsburg Unified School district and I am currently still an employee. I have experie... [more]
I can tutor on letter sounds, comprehension and reading stories
I have been working with Elementary school kids since 2002. I am a resource aide. I can tutor Elementary Math. I can show students how to use a number like, use manipulatives, touch math and I have strategies to help students with multiplication. I also can help students in reading, comprehension and phonics. I can go over letter sounds and show students ways to find answers to comprehension questions in their reading.
I have an AA Degree in Early Childhood education. I feel I have experience with phonics because I worked as a Learning Center aide and I currently work in an SDC class. Materials that I used with phonics are alphabet/sound spelling cards, alphabet bingo for letter recognition and to practice sound. I also played word building games and also worked in leveled phonics workbooks. I also have taught and I am currently teaching leveled SRA decoding (red, purple and blue).
I have been a teacher aide with the school district since 2002. I've worked 1 on with students and I also worked in a sdc class. I worked with Autistic kids, down syndrome and a girl who was in a wheel chair. I currently work with a autistic child.
I'm qualified to be a Greek tutor because my family is Greek and I grew up speaking Greek. I know how to read and write Greek as well. I also went to Greek school at the Greek Orthodox Church of the Cathedral in Oakland from the age of 5 years old and received my Greek school diploma at 11 years old along with my Greek dictionary that I still own. My parents were both born in Greece. My dad is from Crete and my mom is from Macedonia. I also currently teach Greek Dancing at my church in Concord called St. Demetrios Greek Orthodox Church. Hope this proves that I am fluent in Greek. Here are some words in Greek: Ti kaneis? means how are you? Eimai Kala. I am fine Kali mera. Good morning Kali nixta Good night Kali spera Good afternoon Daskala teacher ti einai to onoma sou? What is your name to onoma mou einai Xristina. My name is Christina Yeia sou. Good bye OPA. We say this for good time. Hristos Anesti. Christ is Risen Alithos Anesti. Truly risen
I feel I am qualified to teach Handwriting because I have experience with Preschoolers through 5th grade. I'm currently a teacher aide in a Special Day class. My handwriting experience that I used with students are handwriting packets and writing with a pencil grip or putting weight on a pencil to make handwriting clear or help with their muscle development. My students have also practiced writing in sand, flour and shaving cream. I also do hand over hand with those students that are just beginning to write.