"With seven years of elementary teaching experience and many more as a substitute, I enjoy helping students with any type of background or skill. I have taught in Japan as well as in economically diverse areas in California and Colorado. I enjoy helping students learning English (ESL) or those simply wishing to improve their reading or writing. If a student is having trouble in a certain area I will do whatever I can to help them. My experience has taught me patience, kindness, and persistence ar"