I believe education is the key to life success. I have a Master Degree in Educational Technology and a Bachelor of Science Degree in Elementary Education. I have taught in a school district for four years as a first grade, fourth grade, and fifth grade teacher. I have taught a variety of content areas including algebra, elementary subjects (specializing in reading, writing, and social studies), early childhood, and swim lessons. I am very adaptable to a variety of learning styles and techniques. I am very relatable with children which allows me to reach students effectively.
Education & Certification
Undergraduate Degree: Lindenwood University - Bachelors, Elementary Education
Reading, Blues Hockey, Cardinals Baseball, Concerts, Competitive Swimming, and Playing with my dog!
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.