I have spent the last five years teaching in middle and high schools in New York and Connecticut. In that time, I have experienced the incredible success that all students can have with individualized and properly scaffolded instruction first-hand. My teaching experiences have been varied across all departments. I have partnered with several different co-teachers in an ICT environment in the English and Math departments. I have also taught pull-out interventions for literacy, along with writing and conducting testing for Individualized Education Plans. I have received comprehensive training to prepare our students for standardized state assessments, as well as integrating our curriculum with Common Core Learning Standards. In addition, I initiated several after-school clubs to fill in the gaps in elective offerings, such as theater and culinary arts. I thrive in an environment where I can pull from current events and popular culture to create a dynamic classroom environment. This also involves equipping them with the right strategies to access complicated texts, or helping them internalize the steps to break down a complex math problem. Above all, I have aspired to create an accepting and positive environment, so all students feel like they have a stake in their own success.
Education & Certification
Undergraduate Degree: Georgetown University - Bachelors, English
Graduate Degree: CUNY Hunter College - Masters, Special Education
Cooking, writing, soccer, film making, video games
AP US History
College Level American History
Elementary School Math
High School English
High School Geography
High School Level American History
Study Skills and Organization
What is your teaching philosophy?
Every student can achieve personal success with the right scaffolding and individualized instruction across all content areas.
What might you do in a typical first session with a student?
I would get to know who that student is as a person, including what motivates them and what goals they have for their own learning. Then, I would find a baseline to begin tutoring in the given content area.