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Mrs. Wilkerson

Mrs. Wilkerson (B.S.Ed) Licensed Educator

My mission is to facilitate learning in the most efficient way possible. You can rely on me to solve real-world problems that students all over the world face, because I believe that each and every student is exceptional and deserves a learning environment that is both safe and conducive to their growth.
Mrs.  Wilkerson

Sessions

  • Math Tutoring K-5th Grade Skills
    This is an ongoing class that will work on mastering and enriching students procedural, conceptional, and reasoning skills in math. This class also provides instruction for students who are identified with dyscalculia up to 5th grade level. AGES 4-15
    30 min
  • Orton Gillingham's Method Reading Tutoring
    This is an ongoing course for new and struggling readers that will use evidence-based methods such as sight word/ letter sound imagery, woven-in spelling, and an Orton Gillingham's multisensory curriculum and sequence for lessons.
    30 min

My Shop

  • "Let's Go!" Math Tutoring for Students K-5 Grade
    "Let's Go Math!" is an ongoing 1 to 1 tutoring course that will provide students with the foundational skills to master grade-level skills. The maximum of students in this class will be 1 so that I can provide individualized support. This tutoring session will focus on increasing students' procedural accuracy, conceptual understanding, and mathematical reasoning in the areas of computation, number sense, geometry, measurement, data analysis, and algebraic thinking. Although the goals of this session are standards based, students will engage in interactive presentations, live time responses and feedback using interactive slides, and math games. The tutoring session will start with a short pre-assessment so that I can determine where we should focus on bridging learning gaps, supporting learning, and enriching student achievement. After the pre-assessment, I will design a program specific to your student. As a way for parents to keep tract of their students' progress, I will send weekly updates after each learning session.

About Me

I am a licensed educator who has over a decade of teaching experience. I have taught 4th grade for 6 years, I taught 1st grade during my student teaching period, and I homeschooled five of my children for 8 years. I have a degree in K-6 education with state licensure. In addition, I have been teaching online using the Outschool platform for over 3 years now. Teaching is important to me because I believe that the complex world that we live in is better understood by communicating and learning how to embrace new ideas. Being a teacher is the perfect role for harnessing the energy that students bring into the classroom and channeling it toward positive interactions that will prepare them for being a valuable citizen in their society. The invaluable skills of being able to hold discussions, collaborate in teams, have respect for other opinions, and critical thinking are all skills that are taught in the classroom. These skills build a sense of community and environment where everyone can thrive. In addition, I aim to instill a mindset where students will approach any subject and believe that they can achieve success. So many students write off subjects due to past challenges, however, my goal is to help students develop a growth mindset where they will see challenges as steps to success. I want my students to understand that every "wrong" answer leads to the right answer which is a lesson that they can carry with them throughout their educational journey. I see my role as a guide and a learner as I try to guide my students to success while appreciating and learning from the assets that my students will bring to the classroom. Lifelong learning is a virtue that I will not only encourage, but model to teach my students that learning is a beautiful process that never ends.
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Contacts

  • Linkedin

    https://www.linkedin.com/in/anita-wilkerson-131a71120/?lipi=urn%3Ali%3Apage%3Ad_flagship3_resumebuilder%3BPVA8MvXpTFCcoAv6miFirQ%3D%3D

  • Email

    awilk36@wgu.edu

PROFESSIONAL PROFILE ON OUTSCHOOL

  • Outschool profile and listings

    This is a link to my profile, feedback and additional listings on Outschool. https://outschool.com/teachers/Mrs-Wilkerson?usid=xMG1XMLh&signup=true&authTrigger=follow_teacher&utm_campaign=share_leader_link

  • Feedback

    100 total reviews 5 Star Rating! May 10, 2023 Our son has never been so excited about math. So happy we found Ms Wilkerson! Kristina E. Math Masters! 1:1 Math Tutoring Intervention for Struggling Learner Dyscalculia May 2, 2023 She does a great job with making the student feel comfortable. Carmelita C. Math Masters! 1:1 Math Tutoring Intervention for Struggling Learner Dyscalculia Apr 12, 2023 She was very clear and thorough with her lesson plan and activities. We actually just completed her math course and thought this course... Gary P. Right Reading and Writing! 1:1 Tutoring for Reading Comprehension and Writing Mar 25, 2023 My son -- who struggles with Math -- loves Mrs. Wilkerson and beams with enthusiasm when studying with her. He recently made the... 1 person found this helpful.

  • Teaching Philosophy

    My beliefs about teaching and learning focuses on providing learning experiences that will make meaningful connections to the knowledge and experiences that students already have. In my classroom, I want to create an environment that supports the constructivist theory where students are able to interact with concepts and ideas in a way that allows them to understand complex concepts. The constructivist theory focuses on student collaboration, class discussions, exploratory experiences, and allowing students to take some responsibility for their learning. In carrying out these strategies, I want to make sure that students have an opportunity to discover the answer rather than me telling them the answer. I also want students to recognize and appreciate the ideas and opinions of their classmates by being able to analyze different points of view. Point of view in a higher order skill that students comprehend when exposed to a variety of text genre that supports critical thinking. In addition, I want to students to focus on the process of learning rather than the results which is another constructionist approach. This is particularly important in math where students are eager to get the right answer and usually do not appreciate the process that leads to the right answer. By focusing on the process, students will learn to appreciate all of their hard work despite the result. They will also be able to revisit their steps to any problem in science, math, literature, or social studies and be able to self-assess their performance. This increases metacognition which is so important for students ability to take more responsibility for their learning. Lastly, I want to establish a safe environment where students can contribute their cultural and diverse backgrounds to the growth of the entire classroom. To tell you a little more about myself, I am a mother of 10 children including 4 adopted children. I love to teach and have always wanted to be a teacher. My first teaching experience was homeschooling five of my children. I discovered I loved teaching and went back to school to be a licensed educator. I managed to complete my educational journey despite having a large family and working. I believe that I have been successful because I never accepted that it was not possible. I knew I had to work harder, but my goals were achievable. This is the mindset I want to encourage in my students. I want to teach them to never limit themselves and although they may have to work harder than others to achieve the same outcome, that they can do it.

  • My E-Portfolio

    https://westerngovernorsuniversity-my.sharepoint.com/:o:/g/personal/awilk36_wgu_edu/Ei3Nev7TbQlMnOoftmg13yUBFXQlFgSXPER-2c-MH7qRZw?e=vBmN71

Professional Portfolio

  • Elementary Teacher

    MTI Schol Of Knowledge

    ● Provided structured one-on-one support for students requiring extra assistance with reading to improve literacy and comprehension ● Assessed student strengths and weaknesses through formative and summative assessments on a regular basis. ● Prepared students for state required achievement assessments. (Ilearn)

    Oct 2019 - May 2021
  • Online Academic Tutor

    Outschool

    ● Facilitated common core instruction for grades k-6 ● Implemented strategies to help struggling students ● Supported learners with virtual applications for live instruction and interactive applications ● Carried out lesson plans created for home learners ● administered phonic support strategies for non-readers ● administered fluency tests

    Dec 2022 - Present