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Dani

As a tutor, I will plan, create and adapt lessons to build student confidence and help students succeed academically. Throughout my experience as a teacher, I have learned how to match instruction to individual need to close achievement gaps. I will work to target a student's area of need as relative to the curriculum and content by assessing their abilities. I will help your child to think in new ways, I can give them material to match their instructional level while being sure that they are never feeling frustrated. I am warm, friendly and personable and will help your child feel comfortable in their tutoring environment. I will strive to be the best teacher I can to allow students to grow and learn, that is my ultimate goal.

I have been in the field of education for the past eight years. I am a teacher for Lexington Public Schools. I am certified to teach elementary school (grades 1-6) but I am also certified in teaching ESL and I have experience working with younger children as I previously taught at a nursery school. Working with children has always been a passion of mine. As a child, I would "tutor" other children through my mother's at-home day care. As young as eight years old, I was teaching the concepts of letter sounds and addition. Now, into my adult years, I have carried this passion all the way through. I earned my Master's Degree immediately upon finishing my Undergraduate Degree. I have even gone on to receive thirty graduate credits beyond my Master's Degree which allows me to constantly reflect on my practice as a teacher to make room for improvement. I have my professional teaching license through the state of Massachusetts. I am a member of my school's Data Teams to discuss student concerns and come up with strategies to meet their needs in the classroom through regular education supports. I also serve on the Superintendent's Roundtable in my district where I meet with the Superintendent to discuss curriculum and new initiatives as they impact the district. Furthermore, I am a mentor to new teachers. I coach and guide them to show them new and innovative ways to teach while simultaneously helping them to feel comfortable and confident in their practice. I am articulate and driven and to me, the greatest gift is that of teaching. The feeling you get when you see a child apply a concept you taught them is unlike any other. I want to be the one to help your child succeed.

Though I am a full-time classroom teacher, tutoring has always been one of my favorite hobbies. I enjoy having the opportunity to work with students one-on-one to truly allow them to get the individual instruction and attention they need and deserve. I also enjoy reading, running and exercising in general. I am an aunt to three lively boys and a beautiful baby girl. I spend a lot of time with my family and friends.

Undergraduate Degree:

 Bridgewater State University - BA, Sociology

Graduate Degree:

 Cambridge College - MEd, Elementary Eduacation

Running, Reading, Spending time with family and friends

College English

Elementary School Math

High School English