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
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.