A Guide to Your Goals
I am a dually certified Nevada licensed teacher and hold a K-8 Elementary certification and K-12 Special Education certification for both children with unique learning needs and those designated gifted/talented. I proudly taught for W.C.S.D and private schools for over 25 plus years.
In 2010, after 23 plus years of being a teacher in Washoe County, I entered into early retirement. Teaching as I knew it was changing. It was becoming a one size fits all model in the classroom. The focus on test results was deemed more important than developing empowered learners.
I thought of becoming a traditional tutor, although I knew having a child tutored is only a snippet of the resources required to help a child meet their full potential.
In my discussions with parents, I became aware, parents were needing significant support and guidance navigating the bewildering maze of schooling their child.
How is my child really doing?
What do these MAP scores really mean?
How can I help my child?
Why don’t I see returned graded work as I did with my older children?
My child says he is not being challenged and is bored. What can I do?
How do I as a parent get to support the online work my child is doing when I am told,"I already did my homework and turned it in, so I can't show you."
I listened to parents' time and time again communicate they wanted to know about their own child’s learning. They expressed a desire to know where their child was academically in comparison to their same-age peers, both locally and nationally.
Parents saw discrepancies between grades given in report cards and the merits of the work brought home. They even said, "He got an A on a written assignment, but there were multiple errors throughout the essay. How can that happen?"
Lastly, a pattern was developing amongst parents that spoke to their genuine concern regarding too much emphasis put on -standardized testing, MAPS testing, and NWEA performance. The reliance on this data was becoming the sole use of progress monitoring. The parents of many classical students, students on IEP's, Students on 504's, and GAIT students wanted more information. The composite scores and getting the benchmark term "below standard", "meets standard" or "exceeds standards" left little specific guidance for parents.
Our goal is for our students to achieve success and find joy in their learning. The student develops a sense of pride and empowerment as they navigate the elements of their education and their interests. They begin to formulate their own interests and passions and they feel included and supported by a team.
TBEG’s model is a holistic approach that includes academic coaching based on each individual student's needs (and their unique family needs). As your Educational Coach, we work with parents and students to build the bridges necessary for successful and fulfilling life-long learning.
“Act as if what you do makes a difference. It does”