I've taught in large schools, and one-room schools. I have experience in all subject areas, since I have taught all grade levels from K-8. I've taught ESL classes in Japan and California. I have guided two schools being named Johns Hopkins Honor Schools when I was Principal/Teacher. I enjoy working one-on-one with students; helping them achieve success in the learning process. I taught English Grammar; with a strong emphasis on sentence diagramming and proper sentence and compositio... [more]
I taught English grammar to Jr. High students in Japan in ESL classes. I taught English grammar to doctors at a hospital in Japan. I taught English grammar to Spanish speaking adults in California in ESL classes. I taught English grammar in my Middle School classroom, emphasizing sentence diagramming.
Prealgebra was one of my favorite classes to teach. I enjoyed working one-on-one with each child. I had students in prealgebra as early as 6th grade. Each student progressed at their own pace; therefore, I worked with the advanced students when they were ready for prealgebra.
I taught math in a multi-grade classroom for 25 + years. One of my teaching methods was to have each student work at their own pace. In doing that, I had a one-on-one session with each student every day. I also formed a Elementary Math Competition that involved students in grades 4-5 competing each month. This competition was in 27 states and included over 1,200 students. I wrote the test each month and supplied the teachers with a solution sheet to share with their class once the test was given.
I have BS in Elementary Education. I have 30 years teaching experience teaching all grades from K to 8. I had a Multi-Grade, Multi-Subject Certificate in California that was good for Pre-K thru Adult Ed.
I have experience in phonics from working with people is 3 different areas. 1) I had students in grades K-1-2 when I taught in a one-room school where I was the only teacher. 2) In Japan, I taught Jr. High students how to orally read English, teaching them the phonics rules. 3) In California, I taught ESL classes to Spanish-speaking adults. Now recently, I have been working with my 4-year-old granddaughter.
I've worked one-on-one with students to help them develop their own study skills. I've helped fellow teachers prepare for certification tests. I've helped adults prepare for GED.
Social Studies was my minor when l earned my degree in Elementary Education. I was responsible for administering the National Geography Bee at every school where l was teaching. Many of the continuing education courses l have taken were in the Social Studies area. I have presented 3 workshops at district teachers' conventions related to teaching social studies.