Growing up with a learning disability I had many times where I felt as though I couldn't do it. I wanted to give up on getting an education. I thought I wasn't intelligent enough to become an educated adult some day, but then something miraculous happened. I met a high school teacher that believed in me. She didn't push me off to the side and label me to be a lost cause. She worked tirelessly during her free time to help me understand material I didn't understand. She even bought me special materials with her own money to help me learn. Not only did I start doing better in her class, but I finally believed in myself. When I was in my first year of college another educator believed in me and helped me get the accommodations I needed to succeed. These educators changed the entire outcome of my life. I will never forget the impact they made on my future. From that day on I knew I wanted to be the change in another student's life. I wanted to become an educator so that I could help someone else who is struggling like I was. Most importantly, I want each and every student to know that no matter what, everyone has the potential to be successful. I will do everything I can to help each and every student reach their academic goals.
Education & Certification
Undergraduate Degree: Valencia College - Current Undergrad, General Education
American Sign Language
CLEP College Algebra
CLEP College Mathematics
Elementary School Math
Elementary School Reading
Elementary School Science
Elementary School Writing
FCAT 2.0 Prep
Middle School Science
Study Skills and Organization
Q & A
What is your teaching philosophy?
I feel honored to have the opportunity to teach students. I try to tailor my teaching style to the student's learning needs to ensure every student I work with is successful. I believe every student has the potential to achieve academic success, and I strive to help them reach that goal.
What might you do in a typical first session with a student?
For the first session, I like to talk with my students to get an idea of what areas they are struggling with and make a list of them. This helps me to create an individualized plan to help the student get a solid foundation in each skill they struggle with.
If a student has difficulty learning a skill or concept, what would you do?
I would try different teaching methods until the student fully understood the concept or skill. Every student is different so sometimes it's just a matter of finding the right teaching method that works well for that particular student.
What strategies have you found to be most successful when you start to work with a student?
I feel the most successful strategy is to provide examples and work through them step by step together.