I have a Bachelor's degree in Elementary Education and a Master's degree in Teaching English to Speakers of Other Languages [ESL or TESOL] from Grand Canyon University. I am a former teacher with eight years of experience in middle school, three years in elementary school, and four years as an instructional specialist. I am currently employed outside of education but still want to be involved in making a difference in the lives of children. As an instructional specialist, I worked one on ... [more]
My master's degree in Teaching English to Speakers if Other Languages was a decision made after seeing how hard students work when they are learning a second language.
My Texas certification is 1-6th grade self-contained as well as ESL. I taught elementary school a total of 8 years. I also hold a Master's degree in Teaching English to Speakers of Other Languages.
As a former classroom teacher, I have move into tutoring the subjects that are required for the ISEE. Specifically, we work on vocabulary strategies and math strategies specific to ISEE. We also cover test taking skills specific to the way this particular test is scored. I have successfully tutored over one dozen students for the ISEE since 2016, helping them reach their goals and achieve their dreams. I would love to do the same for your family!
As a teacher of 15 years, I believe it is important for students to learn to read and write in cursive. When I taught elementary school, I took extra time to reinforce this skill with students who had only been taught to print. Also, I have a son whose writing was illegible at the end of 10th grade. I spent the entire summer reteaching the basics of print using methods I learned in calligraphy.
As a veteran teacher in Texas, I have seen the change from TAAS to TAKS to STAAR and can help students with this assessment based on the changes in how the tests are written. I have taught math from grades 3-8 and reading and writing in grade 4 and have tutored students in test-taking strategies for all subjects from grades 3-8. Since reading is at the heart of all other subjects, I have shown students how to analyze text to gain meaning so that they can answer STAAR questions.