I am an enthusiastic, passionate and motivated teacher. I am certified in Elementary Education, Spanish and ESL. Currently, I teach high school Spanish and tutor privately. I have taught numerous SAT Reading and Writing courses and tutored many subjects over the past 10 years. I believe every student learns differently and gear my lessons according to each student's needs.
Education & Certification
Undergraduate Degree: West Chester University of Pennsylvania - Bachelors, Comparative Literature and Spanish
Graduate Degree: Lesley University - Masters, Elementary Education
Science fiction books and TV, scrap booking, going to museums and new places with my two daughters,
10th Grade Reading
High School English
SAT Subject Test in Spanish with Listening
SAT Subject Tests Prep
What is your teaching philosophy?
I believe in putting the students and their education first. It is important to inspire students to be lifelong learners and to motivate them on a daily basis. I am also very passionate about teaching and make an impact and feel that comes across in my teaching. I believe everyone learns differently and adapt my teaching practices according to my students' learning style.
What might you do in a typical first session with a student?
I typically use part of the first session to get acquainted with the student and build a foundation of trust and comfort. I like to get to know each student’s likes and dislikes and how they learn best.
How can you help a student become an independent learner?
I teach my students study skills and tips to enable them to work independently in the future. I give students assignments to be completed independently and then while reviewing, we discuss the student's approach and the best tactics for the future.
How would you help a student stay motivated?
For all students, using praise and words of encouragement is important. For younger students, stickers work well too! :)
If a student has difficulty learning a skill or concept, what would you do?
I adapt my teaching style and try a different approach or break the topic down further to clarify.