Hope. If I were to boil all my teaching philosophies down to one word, it would be hope. When in grade-school, I was the student who needed the extra push from a caring teacher to be successful in the classroom; this is why I do what I do - to be that teacher for the student just like me! Currently, I am teaching 5th Grade Reading/Math in North Philadelphia at a turnaround charter school. The challenges I have been faced with have led me to doing extensive research in reaching the populations that so separately need a foot...or hand-up, instead of a hand-out in this world!
Education & Certification
Undergraduate Degree: University of Memphis - Bachelors, Middle School Education
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Elementary School Math
High School English
Technology and Computer Science
What is your teaching philosophy?
All children are willing to achieve anything they work hard for!
What might you do in a typical first session with a student?
The student would complete a diagnostic test to assess levels of mastery.
How can you help a student become an independent learner?
Through Project-Based Learning, students become self-explorers and solve real-world problems!