Providing effective teaching resources to promote learning excellence for elementary students. 27 years of teaching, tutoring, and mentoring experience.
I would describe my teaching style as organized and structured as well as warm and inviting. I believe in the power of positive experiences. I proactively set my students up for success and achievement. I have a very soft spot for those who struggle either academically or behaviorally. I strive to be a calming influence and an effective support for them.
I was recognized by the Davis School District Board of Education and the superintendent for outstanding achievement and received a very nice plaque. This was manly due to my involvement on district level committees and my helping to craft and implement several district programs including year-round schools.
I attended Skyline High School in Salt Lake City, Utah. It was a great school and an awesome experience. I attended the University of Utah and received my education degree. Since then, I have taken many hours of additional courses and training from various institutions to further by teaching skills.
I am a proud father of a son who was adopted from Russia at the age of eight. He is now attending college. I am also "dad" to a new goldendoodle puppy who is a delight to have around - although requires me to keep on my toes. I have written several novels and have waited until now to pursue publishing. I get great enjoyment out of writing and creating materials. In my spare time, I love to take walks or runs, play the drums, play basketball, and just enjoy nature and the many wonderful people I come in contact with.
English Language Arts, Creative Writing, Writing-Expository, Reading, Spelling, Vocabulary, Specialty, Math, Applied Math, Arithmetic, Basic Operations, Fractions, Graphing, Numbers, Science, Basic Principles, Earth Sciences, Social Studies - History, Government, U.S. History, Arts & Music, Visual Arts, Other (Arts), Other (Specialty), ELA Test Prep, Math Test Prep, Geography, Life Skills, Critical Thinking, Literature, Classroom Management, School Counseling, Character Education, Word Problems, Study Skills, General Science, Physical Science, Problem Solving, Short Stories, Writing, Reading Strategies, Holidays/Seasonal, Back to School, Thanksgiving, Christmas/ Chanukah/ Kwanzaa, Mental Math, Halloween, Winter, Valentine's Day, Martin Luther King Day, Presidents' Day, Black History Month, St. Patrick's Day, Easter, Spring, Place Value, Products For TpT Sellers, Tools for Common Core, Informational Text, Test Preparation, Close Reading, Classroom Community