I graduated with a B.A. in Psychology/Elementary Education with Special Education (dual certified) from Georgian Court University, NJ. I have a passion for teaching and a strong desire to provide students with enthusiasm for learning. Since graduation I have been a substitute teacher for students in elementary and middle schools. Having observed and taught students with diverse backgrounds, I have gained proficiency in designing and implementing differentiated lessons. I believe in using a wide range of strategies and the use of technology to make the lessons more engaging and interesting. As an educator I believe that education encompasses not only academics but social and emotional learning.My teaching philosophy is to provide students will all the opportunities to get involved in their learning process. In my spare time I love to read, doing creative work and talking to people.
Education & Certification
Undergraduate Degree: Georgian Court University - Bachelor in Arts, Psychology/Elementary Ed
Reading, doing creative work and talking to people.
What is your teaching philosophy?
My teaching philosophy is to provide students with all the opportunities to get involved in their learning process.
What might you do in a typical first session with a student?
I would use some type of activity to assess the student and find what kind of learner they are. I would also have a talk with them to find out their strengths and weaknesses, including their interest and hobbies.
How can you help a student become an independent learner?
First, I would role model a lesson, then provide some guided practice, and then let them do independent work. By giving control of the process to the student, I encourage active learning and increase the student's self-confidence. I would be a guide and a facilitator.
How would you help a student stay motivated?
To motivate a student, I would not concentrate only on weaknesses, but build the session upon the student's strengths. Positive praise is always motivating.
If a student has difficulty learning a skill or concept, what would you do?
I understand every student has a different pace of learning. I would find out the area where a student is struggling and try different strategies to teach the concept. By differentiating lessons, I would teach them the concept.