I believe education is the key to life success. I have taught a variety of content areas including algebra, elementary subjects, early childhood, and swim lessons. I am very adaptable to a variety of learning styles.
Education & Certification
Undergraduate Degree: Lindenwood University - Bachelors, Elementary Education
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Elementary School Math
Elementary School Reading
Elementary School Science
Elementary School Writing
Middle School Reading
Middle School Reading Comprehension
Q & A
What is your teaching philosophy?
No matter what a student's abilities are, everyone can learn even. Every student can meet their full potential as long as they put in the effort and have a positive mindset.
What might you do in a typical first session with a student?
During a first session, I would get to know what goals the students are hoping to meet, as well difficulties the students have. I want to learn how the student learns best and what the parents hope to gain out of our sessions. I would like to determine a starting point and begin to work with the student on the areas discussed.
How can you help a student become an independent learner?
Students should be guided through content by being shown how they, a student working to complete the assignment, can work through it themselves. This is called "I do, we do, you do", and I use it in my classroom. This will allow students to see and work with a teacher to learn how something should be completed. In doing this, a student's confidence is raised, as well as accuracy. When a student's confidence is raised they are more likely to feel comfortable enough to work independently.
How would you help a student stay motivated?
Reviewing the progress of a student is essential to remind them how far they have grown. Keeping motivated is a hard task, but reminding the student of how much they have accomplished helps students stay motivated.