The best way to learn is through play! That's my philosophy. It's the way I learn best, so why not teach that way as well? I like to take my students on a journey of curiosity and investigation until they reach their own conclusion. I spent my childhood running through some of the best and biggest parks in The Bronx letting my curiosity lead the way. While reading, I focus on methods authors use to keep my interest and show my students how to use those methods to improve their own writing. I find the history of our country and our planet to be amazing and have developed projects that make learning about it more interesting. I must admit that like many students, I hated math growing up, but somehow math found its way into my heart (throughout my ten years of teaching) and it refuses to leave!
When I am not teaching, I am swimming, dancing, or singing out loud and off key. I try to incorporate fun and laughter into my life whenever possible and LEARNING IS THE GREATEST PART OF LIVING!
Education & Certification
Undergraduate Degree: Hampton University - Bachelor in Arts, Political Science/Spanish
Graduate Degree: Mercy College - Master of Science, Students w/Disabilities & Literacy B-12
State Certified Teacher
swimming, dancing, photography, writing
What is your teaching philosophy?
I believe in finding what motivates each of my students and incorporating those things as a reward. I use hands-on interactive activities to fuel this motivation.
What might you do in a typical first session with a student?
My first lessons usually include a "Garfield Reading Assessment," which helps me to gauge my student's level of interest in reading. This gives me an idea of what books I can provide for them to read, as well as how I can motivate them to read more.