Certified Teacher. Elementary Age Tutoring (K-6). Spanish (K-12) Tutoring.

Certified Teacher. Elementary Age Tutoring (K-6). Spanish (K-12) Tutoring.

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About this tutor

I believe that a good teacher looks at the needs of each of their individual students and is able to differentiate instruction to them based on who they are, not the data that they are represented by. I strive to do this in my education career.

I am a certified teacher in elementary subjects (math, science, language arts, social studies, K-6). I am also certified to teach Spanish K-12, and ESL K-12.

I am currently looking for tutoring jobs during the summer, as I will return to teaching in August. However, I would be willing to continue tutoring when the school year starts again depending on needed schedule. 

I have several years of teaching experience and have applied many different pedagogical methods throughout these years.

I am very passionate about helping all students from diverse backgrounds to succeed and grow the skills that they need in academia but also within their lives. 

I have a resume with more information about my education and previous jobs available upon request.

I really love seeing students who have been struggling with something finally get to a point of understanding it.

Learning should be structured, but also engaging. I have come up with many different strategies to engage my students over the years. I also love that in this profession I am able to constantly be learning, a great teacher learns from their studens as much as they teach them- we learn how to adapt to different children every day (and yes, even the same student is a different student on a day to day basis, and we have to be able to find different strategies to work with them when new challenges arrive.) One of my favorite parts of this work is never having the same day twice. 

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Francis E. Warren AFB, WY 82001
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What is your typical process for working with a new student?

The first thing that I like to do with new students is get to know them: How do they like to learn? In a tutoring setting it is easier than in a classroom with up to 30 students, however in both it is good to get to know your students. 

I also think that it is beneficial to let my students get to know me a little bit as well, they are much more likely to be invested in learning from me if they are invested in me a little bit. 

After this, I like to do some informal evaluations of where studetnts need to grow- what are they struggling on and how can I help them to achieve their goals. Depending on what I am teaching these evaluations will look different. 


What education and/or training do you have that relates to your work?

I am a certified teacher. I currently hold licenses in both Colorado and Wyoming.

I studied at University of Northern Colorado. I have a BA in Interdisciplinary studies, with an emphasis on elementary education, as well as endorsements to teach Spanish (K-12), ESL/CLD (K-12), and bilingual education. 


Do you have a standard pricing system for your lessons? If so, please share the details here.

I will charge anywhere between $30-$50 per hour depending on several different factors: 

1. Subject being tutored/ needed preparation time

2. Age of student(s)

3. Materials needed

4. Travel Time and Expenses 


How did you get started teaching?

I decided in college that I wanted to be a teacher. I had many amazing teachers throughout my education, and I wanted to be someone who gave back to other students like my teachers gave to me; not just their knowledge and love of learning, but also a connection that I took with me long after being in their classes. 


What types of students have you worked with?

I have worked with students in grades 1, 2, 7, and 8. 

I have experience teaching elementary students general coursework in both English and Spanish. I have also taught middle school Spanish 1. 

I also have experience working with English Language Learners, and with this experience I have been able to grow my ability to work with very diverse learners and differentiate my instruction based on their needs. 


Describe a recent event you are fond of.

I recently left a teaching job due to moving states, I taught 7th and 8th graders, and every year the school would have a graduation ceremony for the 8th graders. One of my students who I had taught for 2 years won an award at this ceremony, and she had to give a speech. Now, this girl is one of the quietest girls I have ever known in my life, but when she got up in front of the whole 8th grade class she spoke very clearly and with confidence. During her speech she thanked me for being a teacher who she felt she could always come to if she needed help, that I was open and honest with her, and that I truly helped her to grow. I felt proud both of her and myself in that moment. 


What advice would you give a student looking to hire a teacher in your area of expertise?

Don't hire a teacher who you think will be your best friend. 

Yes, you should have good rapport with whomever will be working with you, however, a teacher is not there to be your friend.

A teacher should be someone with clear boundaries, expectations, and rules. They should be someone with whom you are comfortable, who you will ask questions, and who you will not be afraid to fail in front of. A great teacher will let you know with absolute certainty that you WILL fail, but that from that failure you will learn and grow. 

Look for someone who will be honest with you, but kind. And from that honesty, they will help you find your own path to success. 


What questions should students think through before talking to teachers about their needs?

Students should ask themselves what makes them anxious; generally, something that makes you anxious is something that you need to work on. If you can be open and honest about this, then it is much easier to get to the root of where growth needs to take place. 

Students also need to know that teachers are there to help them to succeed, so any question is a valid question that their teachers will help them to get through. However, students also need to know that a good teacher won't just give them the answer to their question, but should instead help them to develop tools to answer these questions with less and less support. 


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