I pride myself on connecting with my students and using their interests and personalities in order to present material to them in ways that will engage them and make them feel comfortable with material that can often feel intimidating and overwhelming. I alter my teaching style to better fit the needs of the student, as they are all unique. I also encourage my students to make mistakes. Mistakes are a part of learning and often children are so afraid of making a mistake that they will not approach the material with an open mind or with much effort. I constantly remind my students that mistakes are corrected in the midst of our learning process and should not feel so stressed about making them. I also keep note of necessary areas of improvement of my students in order to better plan for their academic success.
Education & Certification
Undergraduate Degree: CUNY Brooklyn College - Bachelors, Early Childhood Education
Learning to sing and play piano
10th Grade Writing
11th Grade Writing
12th Grade Writing
1st Grade Math
1st Grade Reading
1st Grade Writing
2nd Grade Math
2nd Grade Reading
2nd Grade Writing
Elementary School Math
Elementary School Reading
Elementary School Writing
High School English
High School Writing
Q & A
What is your teaching philosophy?
All students have the capability to learn, but they all learn differently. Each child comes from a unique mold, and it takes a great teacher to be able to shift and transform themselves in order to fulfill their needs. With a little patience, a lot of determination, and a positive attitude, any child can achieve academic success.
What might you do in a typical first session with a student?
A first session for me is typically a meet and greet. I like to get to know the students I am working with in order to build a great working relationship. It's important to familiarize ourselves and feel comfortable with each other as soon as possible as we will be working together to reach a goal.
How can you help a student become an independent learner?
The most important thing about helping a student become an independent learner is to help them figure out what methods work for them. In order to do that, it's best to present the student with a variety of methods. This way they can choose to use what best suits them, and then implement this method when studying independently.