Certified Math Teacher, M. Ed.
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I teach Pre-algebra and Algebra math courses online for a community college. I've taught these classes face-to-face, online and in a hybrid format. In addition, I have two math certifications: Math 4-8 (Texas) and Math 5 -9 (Florida) as well as EC-4th Generalist (Texas) and PK3 - 3rd grade (Florida). In 2017, I earned a Master's of Education - Curriculum & Instruction (Math 6-8). I have taught 2nd and 3rd grade, worked as an independent Math Interventionist in K-12 schools and private schools, and tutored elementary, middle school, high school, and adults since 1997. Many of my students have received commendations in math on standardized tests. Also, I served as a Title I Teacher / Tutor for math and reading for non-public schools locally. Currently, I continue to teach online and serve as a Regional Math Coach for elementary schools locally. In addition to tutoring, I enjoy conducting professional developments for teachers.
Whether you live in my city or out of state, I can help you make sense of math and reading without you leaving your home. Online, we can work together to improve your grades, or we can meet face-to-face.
Why have I tutored for so long? I enjoy empowering others to succeed! I have witnessed grades improve, confidence rise, and many "light bulbs" come on and stay on with my tutoring style being a contributing factor. Take action and contact me now to set up an appointment.
University of North Texas
Bus. Comp. Info SystAmerian College of Education
Tips for Tutors & Teachers
My first tip: Use a class pledge
I wrote the following after working with several groups of elementary children at a Christian school.
Mrs. Mackie’s Class Musings
I am a new creature predestined for greatness.
I have wisdom, and I make wise choices.
My teachers are anointed to teach in a manner that I can understand.
My mind is alert and anointed to understand, retain, explain, and apply.
I approach my work without fear and do my work to the best of my ability in excellence.
I have favor with my teachers, friends, and family.
I am healed and sickness does not lord over my body. Therefore, I have good attendance in school.
I have control over my body and emotions. I do things decently and in order.
I listen with my ears; think with my mind; speak wisdom and knowledge with my tongue.
I am loved regardless of how I perform.
I believe I am an overcomer, and all of my needs are met. I hold fast to these words.
Mrs. Mackie, I am ready to learn and achieve.
Note, I reply: I am prepared and ready to teach!
Initially with this first school, the students would repeat it after me. Then, they wanted to lead. So, they took turns. Sometimes, we said it in unison. If it appeared I was going to start class without doing our pledge, they would remind me. I would say after about a week, a third grader had a good old fashion “fit”. That’s when I added the word emotions when I referred to having control over your body. The next day, the third grader arrived a few minutes early to apologize. Once our session began, we recited the healing praise, but I decided to lead it. As I was reading the phrase, “I am loved regardless of how I perform”, I turned towards him to make and hold eye contact. The biggest and most beautiful smile came across his face. I did not have any more trouble out of him. He was still active, but no fits. It's a work in progress!