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Rosina

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I have a Bachelors in Child Development from California State University, Los Angeles and a Masters in Human Development with two specializations: (1) Development Across the Life Span; and (2) Leadership in Education and Social Services from Pacific Oaks College. I have been working with children for over 18 years. My experience includes assisting the teacher and working with children one-on-one; tutoring; and teaching my own preschool classroom. As a teacher assistant, I have worked one-on-one on all general subjects with various groups of children ranging from elementary through high school in the Los Angeles Unified School District. As a tutor, I worked for the We Can Foundation under the No Child Left Behind Act, also for the Los Angeles Unified School District. I tutored for this company for 7 years and taught elementary school through high school Math and English in preparation for the yearly standardized test. As a preschool teacher, I taught general subjects through interest based play and emergent curriculum. Moreover, I assisted families in building the foundation for necessary life skills, interest in learning and school.
As a teacher, I love all the general subjects and the best part of my job is when my students demonstrate understanding in what I have taught them. Not only so, I could see that they had an enjoyable learning experience with me. Thus, my style of teaching is to create a safe, secure and comfortable learning environment where children feel at ease to ask questions and make mistakes. Learning should be enjoyable and not taxing. As a teacher, I am a life-long learner who is continually growing and I hope to extend the same excitement in learning for my students.
Overall, I do not have a favorite subject to teach. However, due to my previous experience in tutoring Math and English, I would like to continue with those two subjects.
Aside from my career as a teacher, I enjoy learning about other cultures by attending cultural festivals. I also love art. I love to visit museums and paint in my free time. I find it that it is an amazing feel to let creativity flow. In addition, I enjoy reading fiction novels and taking courses on new methods in bettering my abilities as a teacher. I am a perfectionist at heart so, I feel that it is important to give my best in everything that I do.


Rosina’s Qualifications

Education & Certification

Undergraduate Degree: California State University-Los Angeles - Bachelors, Child Development

Graduate Degree: Pacific Oaks College - Current Grad Student, Human Development

Hobbies

Art and Museums

Tutoring Subjects

Basic Computer Literacy

Elementary School Math

Elementary School Reading

Elementary School Writing

English

High School Writing

Math

Microsoft Office

Middle School Math

Middle School Writing

Phonics

Pre-Algebra

Technology and Computer Science

Writing


Q & A

What is your teaching philosophy?

My style of teaching is to create a safe, secure and comfortable learning environment where children feel at ease to ask questions and make mistakes. Learning should be enjoyable and not taxing. As a teacher, I am a lifelong learner who is continually growing, and I hope to extend the same excitement in learning for my students.

What might you do in a typical first session with a student?

I would begin by getting to know the parent and student. I would also bring prepared assignments so that I can access their strengths and weaknesses. Based on their performance and parental concerns, I would prepare my lessons accordingly.