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.
Education & Certification
Undergraduate Degree: California State University-Los Angeles - Bachelors, Child Development
Graduate Degree: Pacific Oaks College - Current Grad Student, Human Development
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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.