Hello, my name is Dezarae. I was born and raised in the middle of the United States, better known as, Kansas. My parents were military and stationed at, Ft. Riley, KS, army base. Eventually, my dad left the military and chose Kansas as a place to raise my brother and I. I am single and enjoy shopping, being with family and friends, and attending plays as entertainment. I am currently an online English instructor for a technical college and a secondary district instructional coach in the English/Language Arts department. I thoroughly enjoy helping students brainstorm ideas and interpret literature that leads to great argumentative topics or the classic variety writing styles of basic English. Additionally, I work with reading intervention at all levels and help to differentiate instruction for each student at meet them at their level in order to make gains to push them to proficiency. I have been teaching for 12 years and I love all grade levels and helping students meet their academic goals. I received my bachelors and masters degree at Kansas State University. My bachelors degree is in Elementary Education with an endorsement as English as Second Language and my masters degree is in Curriculum and Instruction with emphasis in Reading and Language Arts with a reading specialist certification. I recently just received my post-doctorate degree at Grand Canyon University as well as building leadership license at Newman University. My future plans are to become an elementary principal or college professor teaching pre-service teachers. My present plans are to obtain a second masters degree in Special Education due to the high need in our district. My passion is to invest in strategic reading strategies, in classrooms, as well as assisting teachers in implementing best teaching practices in the classrooms. This is to ensure that they are effective, challenging and developmentally appropriate, for students to gain necessary reading skills to use across content areas that will make them college ready and globally competent in their future. I look forward to building relationships with each one of my tutoring students during your session as well as making learning fun and understandable while meeting our targets to help you reach success.
Kansas State University - Bachelors, Elementary Education
Grand Canyon University - PhD, Educational Leadership