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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Q & A
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!