My name is Amy. I graduated from Florida Atlantic University with a bachelors in English and worked on my masters at Trinity International University. I have taught twelfth, eleventh, seventh, sixth and fifth grade. While in grad school I worked with the Seminole Tribe of Florida, preparing students for their high school diploma.
Recently we received a new member in my family, my handsome baby boy. I am married to and we reside in North Carolina. We both enjoy spending time with our son, dog and cat. We also enjoy country concerts, reading, traveling and watching movies. I look forward in meeting you and helping you with your academic goals.
Education & Certification
Undergraduate Degree: Florida Atlantic University - Bachelors, English
Graduate Degree: Trinity International University-Florida - Masters, Theology
Traveling, going to the movies, reading, concerts
ACCUPLACER ESL - Listening Prep
ACCUPLACER ESL - Reading Skills Prep
ACCUPLACER ESL - Sentence Meaning Prep
Elementary School Math
Elementary School Reading
Elementary School Writing
GED Reasoning Through Language Arts
High School English
Middle School Reading
Middle School Reading Comprehension
Middle School Writing
Study Skills and Organization
What is your teaching philosophy?
My teaching philosophy is find the adventure in learning. I would love to travel with you to the world of knowledge. "Oh the places you'll go." - Dr. Seuss
What might you do in a typical first session with a student?
My first session would typically be a pre-assessment, so I would know the student's strengths and opportunities for growth. I would also brainstorm with the students to make certain goals to achieve academic development.
How can you help a student become an independent learner?
I will help a student become an independent learner by asking questions that guide them to multiple solutions. Encouraging a student can also help develop confidence for student learning.
How would you help a student stay motivated?
Accountability is a great way to motivate a student. Creating goals and documenting weekly assessments will improve the student's academic skills.
If a student has difficulty learning a skill or concept, what would you do?
If a student was having a difficult time learning a skill, I would try to identify his or her learning style. I would then utilize various teaching tools that suit the student's learning style.
How do you help students who are struggling with reading comprehension?
I would read a small passage to the student. The student will be required to respond to various questions using the text for support. The 5 W and 1 H (who, what, when, where, why and how) are also helpful questions when reading independently.