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Dana

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My love for learning motivates me to ignite the passion in others. I believe that being a positive role model and sharing what inspires me will help to motivate and encourage children to develop a positive relationship and understanding of their learning. Through my education at the University of New Mexico, I have gained a better understanding of the cognitive development and science of learning in order to enhance the cognitive processes for myself and to better serve my students. I have learned ways to help my students use metacognitive strategies to grow as learners.

I am a believer in the power of positive thinking and positive reinforcement. My teaching philosophy and personality reflect those beliefs. Thoughts have a unique power to create one’s future. Positive thinking will be stressed in my classroom. I want to encourage my students to use all of their life experiences to think critically, reflect, and work towards their goals.

I was born and raised in Albuquerque, New Mexico, where I worked as a fourth grade teacher at Albuquerque School of Excellence, a STEAM focused school (Science, Technology, Engineering, Art, and Math). I enjoyed working together with teachers and parents on Brain Day activities, coaching soccer after school, and participating in hands-on science activity tubs.

Dana’s Qualifications

Education & Certification

Undergraduate Degree: New Mexico Highlands University - Bachelors, Elementary Education

Graduate Degree: University of New Mexico-Main Campus - Masters, Educational Psychology

Hobbies

playing soccer, running, biking, oil painting, reading, teaching

Tutoring Subjects

History

College English

College Essays

College Level American History

Earth Science

Elementary Math

Elementary School Math

English

ESL/ELL

High School English

High School Level American History

Homework Support

Life Sciences

Math

Middle School Math

Other

Phonics

Pre-Algebra

Reading

Science

Social studies

Study Skills

Study Skills and Organization

Summer

Writing


Q & A

What is your teaching philosophy?

I am a believer in the power of positive thinking and positive reinforcement. My teaching philosophy and personality reflect those beliefs. Thoughts have a unique power to create one's future. Positive thinking will be stressed in my classroom. I want to encourage my students to use all of their life experiences to think critically, reflect, and work towards their goals.