Private tutor in Denver, CO
Independently Structured Elementary Education, University of Colorado @ Denver, graduated with distinction GPA 3.98; Masters of Arts, Counseling, School Counseling, Adams State College @ Alamosa, CO, GPA 4.00
I have tutored elementary students in Denver, CO, La Veta, CO and Phnom Penh, Cambodia. I am a licensed elementary teacher in the state of Colorado and have taught grades K-9. I have over 20 years of classroom experience and have a clear vision and much practice at working with children from grades K-9 at bringing them to grade level expectations. Teaching Experience: 6th Grade Literature, East-West International School, (WASC accredited), Phnom Penh, Cambodia 2012-2013 • Cambodian and Korean students instruction in English 7th and 8th Grade Literature, East West International School 2010-2011 Second Grade, East West International School 2008-2010 Fifth Grade, Mountainside Elementary School, Fountain CO 2005-2006 • Student population children of enlisted men seeing active duty in Iraq / Afghanistan • Implemented daily journal writing to address students’ emotional issues and facilitate academic achievement • Set up individual behavior plans to support students with emotional issues • Used experience as a multimedia artist to address the kinesthetic learning modalities and facilitate student expression of fear, grief and anger • Provided an after school math club to support students with academic issues Third Grade, Ashley Elementary School, Denver Public Schools, Denver CO 1997-2000
Weekdays after 4PM
Up to 30 minutes away at my regular hourly rate
Testimonials: “…(Gayla’s) classes are differentiated to support students’ needs…she challenges them to do more than they think they can and she is self reflective and will change her approach if the students’ are not learning. She works from the philosophical base that if the students are not learning it is because what is being taught is not connecting with them. I would like Gayla to stay at East West. I do not think that a Principal can give a higher recommendation than desiring a teacher to continue. Our loss will be another school’s gain.” - Sandra Chipps, Principal, East West International School, Phnom Penh, Cambodia “To say that I am very impressed with Gayla’s abilities is an understatement. She has proven to be a remarkable professional. She has donated hours and hours beyond the required hours…has been actively involved in helping offer important suggestions, willing to get her hands dirty by working hard to complete a task and as a result helped make necessary changes in our school system.” – Peggy Arnold-Hoobler, School Counselor/Supervisor, La Veta School, La Veta, Colorado, USA “Ms. Gayla is one of the best and most outstanding teachers at the East West International School. She is full of enthusiasm and is a hard working person. Because of her enthusiasm and kindness I have hired her to teach both of my sons at home as a tutor after school.” - Hout Mok, Parent, East West International School, Phnom Penh, Cambodia
Inquire About This Tutor
Most tutors respond within 48 hours.
Feel free to contact other tutors while you wait.