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Ms. Pamela L.

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"I have a bachelor's degree in Early Childhood Education, a Masters in Elementary Education, and over 25 years experience in private and public settings. And as long as I can remember I have always wanted to be an educator. My primary teaching experience has been with young learners, from Pre-Kindergarten to 1st grade. After 25 years in the classroom I decided to retire. However I did not want to stop more...

"I have a bachelor's degree in Early Childhood Education, a Masters in Elementary Education, and over 25 years experience in private and public settings. And as long as I can remember I have always wanted to be an educator. My primary teaching experience has been with young learners, from Pre-Kindergarten to 1st grade. After 25 years in the classroom I decided to retire. However I did not want to stop teaching. Currently I am tutoring at risk student 5th and 6 grade students who struggle with reading.

My favorite moment in the teaching process is when the light bulb goes on and a student understands the concept I have been teaching. I call it the “Ah-hah” moment, showing the student is ready to advance. Tutoring allows the advantage of working one-on-one with a student. That advantage helps to more quickly develop that personal connection allowing students to feel safe, welcomed, and knows success can happen. This personal connection provides an environment for meaningful discussions and more thoughtful student questions. This personal relationship can be developed in the classroom. However, that relationship takes longer to develop due to the student/teacher ratio. Tutoring allows me to strengthen a student’s weaker areas and re-enforce stronger areas with which they are comfortable.

A large part of my career involved teaching students who came from low socio-economic households. They came to class with limited English and vocabulary. Part of my teaching responsibility was to help them understand and increase their vocabulary. Increased vocabulary was attained by reading stories to the class, then assessing what they understood about story. Reading to individual students helped me to make connections with quieter students and assess their comprehension and vocabulary. Limited vocabulary means limited comprehension. My current students build vocabulary by our discussion of words in our selected readings, definitions, and making life connections with the words. This helps increase familiarity with wor" less...

Details

fee: $40 (for 60 min)
travel distance: 20 miles
meeting type: in-person (not online)

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website: on file

Education and Qualifications

certified: Pamela L. is a certified tutor

Brigham Young University, Elementary Ed.

American College of Ed, Masters

Whitehouse, TX 75791

Subjects Tutored

Vocabulary - Reading - Elementary (K-6th) - Phonics - Handwriting