I graduated in 2012 with my bachelor's in psychology from Tuskegee University. Most recently, I completed my master's degree in child and development psychology at Southern New Hampshire University. I am currently a Special Education Teacher in Clayton County, GA teaching 8th grade ELA. I have experience teaching and tutoring in the areas of Math, English (Reading and Writing), and Psychology. I have experience working with dynamic personalities and individuals, so I am typically able to work with individuals with any temperament and adjust to their levels of need.
Education & Certification
Undergraduate Degree: Tuskegee University - Bachelors, Psychology
Graduate Degree: Southern New Hampshire University - Masters, Child and Developmental Psychology
Performing Arts, Volleyball, Tennis, Dance, Family and Friend Time, Movies
Elementary School Math
Elementary School Reading
Elementary School Writing
High School English
High School Writing
Middle School Reading
Middle School Reading Comprehension
Middle School Writing
Q & A
What is your teaching philosophy?
My teaching philosophy is that EVERY child is capable of learning, and we (adults) should not box a child in or limit a child's learning opportunities because of our own predispositions and/or misconceptions.
What might you do in a typical first session with a student?
After introductions and some short icebreakers, I would definitely use one of the many tools and surveys to identify a student's learning style and present level of functioning within the content area. This will help me to tailor the instructional delivery to the needs of the child.
How can you help a student become an independent learner?
Students become more independent in their learning as they become more comfortable and confident with their own abilities as a student and a learner. Therefore, I would constantly encourage students to attempt to answer questions on their own before asking for help, and offer them praise when they do attempt to learn and work independently.