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Cherise

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I am very eager and enthusiastic to continue my career in education as a tutor with Varsity Tutors. I graduated from the University of Maryland with a B.S. in Family Science with a focus in Elementary Education. I am confident that my experience, skill set and leadership abilities are going to contribute to my success as a Varsity Tutor.

I have held numerous teaching positions with ages 2-16. Most recently I was a lead early childhood teacher with JumpBunch. I also have experience as a Reading Partners tutor, a first grade classroom intern, a pre-school classroom intern, a tennis instructor and an Elementary School reading tutor. I have developed invaluable skills crucial to being a successful educator through these experiences. I have earned over 15 college credits in the School of Education at University of Maryland. My studies and experiences have helped me develop exceptional communication skills with my students and their families as well as outstanding organizational skills and a profound work ethic. My strong references also attest to my successful performances and abilities. (Feel free to message me for letters of recommendation and references!)

As a passionate, motivated educator, I am extremely excited to begin tutoring with Varsity Tutors and to establish personal connections with each student I have the opportunity to meet and work with!

Cherise’s Qualifications

Education & Certification

Undergraduate Degree: University of Maryland-College Park - Bachelors, Family Sciences (Concentration on Education)

Hobbies

In my free time I enjoy relaxing with a good book or playing my ukulele and mandolin. During the summer I love to hike, camp and play tennis. In the winter months I enjoy snowboarding and skiing.

Tutoring Subjects

Algebra

AP English Language and Composition

Elementary School

Elementary School Math

Elementary School Reading

Elementary School Writing

English

English Grammar and Syntax

Essay Editing

High School English

High School Writing

Journalism

Math

Microsoft Office

Middle School Math

Middle School Reading

Middle School Reading Comprehension

Middle School Writing

Music

Music Theory

Phonics

Piano

PRAXIS Prep

Pre-Algebra

Psychology

Public Speaking

Social Networking

Social Sciences

Social Work

Sociology

Technology and Computer Science

Test Prep

Writing


Q & A

What is your teaching philosophy?

I believe that all students need to be treated as unique individuals, and a teacher must form a personal bond with each student to be successful. This is especially important to not only learn the individual student's learning style, but to also develop a safe haven, trusting atmosphere where the student can feel uninhibited to take risks and learn effectively. A teacher must know how each student understands and learns new concepts best and be able to adapt the lesson to that individual student's needs. For example, if I knew that a certain student learns best through a combination of visual and auditory instruction, I would include visual aids (i.e., videos, hands-on tools) with my verbal interaction to successfully teach to that specific student. It is also just as crucial to develop an atmosphere where the student feels completely secure and safe. If a student does not feel as though the atmosphere created by the instructor is a safe haven, he/she will not feel as open to take risks and possibly fail. A student needs to take risks and sometimes fail to learn effectively. The student must feel that the learning environment is one where there is complete trust in the teacher in order to feel comfortable taking risks and stepping out of his/her comfort zone. Doing this is important for a student to learn new and difficult concepts.