|Desired Industry: Education/Teaching/Training
|Desired Job Location: Oak View, California
||Date Posted: 12/30/2011
|Type of Position: Full-Time Permanent
||Availability Date: 1-2-12
|Desired Wage: $50,000
||U.S. Work Authorization: Yes
|Job Level: Experienced with over 2 years experience
||Willing to Travel: No
|Highest Degree Attained: Bachelors
||Willing to Relocate: No
Obtain Full Time Tutoring Position in Ventura or Santa Barbara County, CA.
My Education Psychology knowledge and practical teaching experience in tutoring and speech therapy qualify me to teach your children a full range of academic subjects, along with applied logic and life lessons. In addition, I have completed 8 years of university coursework in academic subjects.
My Easter Seals speech therapy for children with special needs focused on language concepts more than articulation therapy. I worked within an inter-disciplinary approach with occupational therapists, physical therapists, psychologists and other doctors and surgeons to best meet the child’s needs. Many of my patients had SID (Sensory Integration Disorder) and/or ADHD, and I taught them successfully, even with their extreme behavioral issues. I found this to be very challenging yet gratifying.
My 4 years of home schooling 3 children (ages 2 through 13) resulted in AP class placements for all 3. In addition, I taught them excellent study skills and test preparation techniques. Tutoring in the full spectrum of subjects for my 6 step-children, ages 8 through 18, also had wonderful results. It was fun for us all!
I have completed 8 years of university coursework in academic subjects.
California State University Northridge, Northridge, Calif., 1990-1995
Bachelor of Arts, Communicative Disorders (Speech Pathology), GPA 3.9
• Completed 1 year of graduate work on master’s degree in Communicative Disorders
• Coursework included several Education Psychology classes
• 1994 first place Communicative Disorders Department Honors Award by vote of professors
Los Angeles Valley College, Van Nuys, Calif., 1989-1990
University of Oregon, Eugene, Ore., 1971-1972 (ages 18-19)
English major, GPA 4.0
Southern Utah State University, Cedar City, Utah, 1970-1971
English major with Linguistics minor, GPA 4.0
Los Angeles Valley College, Van Nuys, Calif., 1969-1970
Honors program for concurrent high school & college credits, GPA 5.0
The Communicative Disorders degree included my teaching credential for speech pathology in the schools.
Two very important “subjects” your children will learn are “Self Confidence” and “Use of Imagination.” My play-based teaching method has wonderful results using my knack for creating spur-of-the-moment learning “games,” and using alternate descriptions and examples of concepts, with which your children can personally relate. (I am a “way out of the box” teacher.) I believe, of course, that kids need to understand the concepts involved in order to retain the facts. I do not use a formal, strict teaching method, but rather positive reinforcement of their learning. I teach your children within the constructs of their interests, whenever possible. I work with them as their “coach,” and my enthusiasm for learning is contagious. Use of educational computer games and movies are also useful. A component of the tutoring I provide is training in computer programs related to their lessons.
My belief is that every situation is a learning opportunity to be seized. An example is teaching fractions and percentages with groups of your children’s favorite toys, etc.
To provide a greater variety of activities, I will give your children several breaks in which to expend physical energy, followed by yoga or relaxation techniques to transition to learning mode again. In a park setting, I will teach tennis, baseball, or basketball depending on your children’s interests.
Proficient in Microsoft Office programs
Hobbies include bodysurfing, hiking, wakeboarding, and reading
Available upon request.
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