Thursday after 2PM
Wednesday after 1PM
Saturday after 3PM
Any day at any time
EducationGraduate of Concordia University-Portland: M.Ed-Curriculum & Instruction with double-minors in Equity Ethics & Justice and ESOL Certification--with Distinction, January 2016 online student at University of Oklahoma School of Law for M.LL in Indigenous People's Law, BA in Organized Management from Ashford University with Honors, AA in Journalism from Pierce College, Certificate in Tech Support from Pierce College with Honors, Mennonite Certified Teacher
Experience26 years teaching experience as a substitute teacher and homeschool parent, background in accounting.
I want to tutor so that students of all ages know they are not stupid. The way the subject is being presented just doesn't speak to the student's learning style. Any subject can be learned, albeit some taking a little longer for some than others. I brought my 11th grader's Algebra up one full letter grade after only one Algebra lesson. Paul went on to earn an A in Algebra, pass his EOC (end of course exam) AND was the only student in his class to score a 100 on his final! Am I good at Algebra? Not the way it is currently being taught, but I know how to teach and I have excellent out-of-print resources.
I like to work with parents to help their child achieve an education, and am very much against "teaching to the test." Students need to learn proficiency in a subject, which is not the same as knowing how to take a test.
I have great ESL resources, via my minor in ESOL. I see too many students trying to depend only on supplemental sources to increase vocabulary and situational understanding. One-on-one question/answer is invaluable for full fluency as quickly as possible. Conversational English alone is not enough. Reading and writing skills are necessary, too. English speaking cultures are founded in the written word. Most English teachers have no knowledge of phonics, which are critical to comprehensive fluency of the language.
Graduating GPA. Dec 2015: 3.83 on a 4-point grade scale
Member of American Association of Educators, National Indian Education Association, Washington Indian Education Association, and the American Bar Association.
Available for proctoring, approved to administer the ITBS and Stanford tests. These rates differ from my tutoring rates.
Currently available on Sundays only by special request, due to two sons being enrolled in hockey lessons.
HobbiesSewing, quilting, knitting, beadwork, cooking, anything to do with history or culture, languages, walking, yoga, organic foods, traveling, hiking, beach combing, self sufficiency skills, weaving, diy, homesteading, horses, cars, woodworking, vegetarian, Indigenous diets, genealogy, repurposing clothing and other items, gardening.
Test Prep, US History, Vocabulary, US Constitutional History, Summer Tutoring, Essay Editing, 10th Grade, 11th Grade Reading, 11th Grade Writing, 12th Grade Reading, 12th Grade Writing, 2nd Grade, 1st Grade, 3rd Grade, 4th Grade, 5th Grade, 6th Grade, 7th Grade, 8th Grade, 9th Grade, Accounting, Algebra 1, American History, AP Comparative Government and Politics, AP English Language and Composition, AP English Literature and Composition, AP European History, AP U.S. Government & Politics, AP United States History, 1st Grade math, 10th Grade Reading, 10th Grade math, 10th Grade Writing, 11th Grade, 12th Grade, 1st Grade Reading, 1st Grade Writing, 2nd Grade math, 2nd Grade Reading, 2nd Grade Writing, 3rd Grade math, 3rd Grade Reading, 3rd Grade Science, 3rd Grade Writing, 4th Grade math, 4th Grade Reading, 4th Grade Science, 4th Grade Writing, 5th Grade math, 5th Grade Reading, 5th Grade Science, 5th Grade Writing, 6th Grade math, 6th Grade Reading, 6th Grade Science, 6th Grade Writing, 7th Grade math, 7th Grade Reading, 7th Grade Science, 7th Grade Writing, 8th Grade math, 8th Grade Reading, 8th Grade Science, 8th Grade Writing, 9th Grade math, 9th Grade Reading, 9th Grade Writing, AP US Government, AP US History, AP World History, Classics, College Essays, COMPASS Mathematics, College Algebra, COMPASS Reading, COMPASS Writing Skills, Civics, Elementary Algebra, Elementary Math, ESL/ELL, Ethics, English, Computer Skills, European History, GED, German 1, Grammar and Mechanics, Handwriting, History, Homeschool, Human Resources, Journalism, Kindergarten - 8th Grade, Literature, Management, Marketing, Middle School, Middle School Math, Phonics, PSAT, Pre-Algebra, PSAT Critical Reading, PSAT Mathematics, PSAT Writing Skills, Public Speaking, Reading, Study Skills, Social Studies, World History, World Civilization, Writing
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