I am an educator who loves what I do. I love talking to students, and helping them realize that their education is the one thing no one can take away from them. I enjoy reading, writing, and outdoor activities with my own four children, and I love to cook and bake with them. I am currently finishing up my second Masters - in Educational Leadership, with a passion for policy.
Education & Certification
Undergraduate Degree: CUNY Hunter College - Bachelors, English
Graduate Degree: University of Southern California - Masters, Education
State Certified Teacher
I enjoy crafting, baking, dancing, musci. I also enjoying reading mysteries. I like watching sports like basteball and volletball also football. Fianlly I enjoying running and hiking
Elementary School Reading
Elementary School Writing
High School English
High School Writing
Middle School Reading
Middle School Reading Comprehension
Middle School Writing
What is your teaching philosophy?
My teaching philosophy is that each child can learn. They just learn differently and at a different pace; therefore, as a teacher it is my job to meet them where they are at, and work on bringing them up to above and beyond where they thought they could reach.
What might you do in a typical first session with a student?
In my first session with a student, we will talk and get to know each other, the strengths/weakness, and what we enjoy doing. Finally, before ending the session, we will discuss what we want to achieve in our sessions and how we will accomplish it.
How can you help a student become an independent learner?
I can help a student become an independent learner by giving them assignments, for topics or subjects they enjoy, and asking them to teach it to me.
How would you help a student stay motivated?
I would help students stay motivated by positive reinforcements and incentives to be given when a goal is reached. Additionally, along the way, the small steps/ goals that are achieved, we will make a big deal about it. Finally, we will celebrate every small achievement. I also will make myself available should the student need additional help.
If a student has difficulty learning a skill or concept, what would you do?
We would start from the beginning. We will try to see where and why they are struggling, and then we will create a plan on how we can close that gap. We will take out time and go over it, until the student is confident not only in themselves, but also in the concept/skill.
What strategies have you found to be most successful when you start to work with a student?
I found that treating each student as an individual works well. Getting to them as a person before student also helps, so that when we are working we can make connections to what they like and make it more relatable and enjoyable.