While attending the University of Central Florida, I succeeded in earning my Bachelor of Arts degree in English as well as minors in Magazine Journalism and Humanities. I also received a Master of Arts degree in Teaching with a focus on Elementary Education from Rollins College. I hope to earn my Ph.D in English within the next five to ten years. I taught second grade for two years in Florida before I moved to New York in the summer of 2013. My teaching certification is in general education for grades K-6 as well as English for grades 6-12. I am also ESOL endorsed. Along with teaching, I also tutored students from second through sixth grade after school on a regular basis. My tutoring sessions focused on Reading and Language Arts, although there were times that I tutored Math and Science as well. I also assisted in test prep for the FCAT, Florida's version of Regents. My favorite subjects to tutor are Reading, Writing, and Social Studies because these subjects allow for a vivid use of imagination and creativity. I love making "mind movies" when I read social studies passages because it makes me feel like I am back in time, experiencing the historical event for myself. I believe that students learn best when they are immersed in the material. Students cannot be expected to learn just by listening to a teacher talk about a concept. I am a supporter of using visuals, auditory enhancements, intense student debate and insight, and reflection writing to help students better understand various concepts. In my spare time I enjoy cooking, running, reading, writing, and watching football and basketball. Since I am from Miami, my favorite teams are the Miami Dolphins, University of Miami Hurricanes, and the Miami Heat. I also support my alma mater the University of Central Florida Knights.
Education & Certification
Undergraduate Degree: University of Central Florida - Bachelor in Arts, English
Graduate Degree: Rollins College - Master of Arts Teaching, Education
State Certified Teacher
Cooking, reading, writing, FOOTBALL (Miami Dolphins and University of Miami Hurricanes), running