Dolores is a certified teacher who holds a Bachelor degree in English Education K-12, as well as a Masters degree in Special Education. For the past five years, she has worked as a teacher of English, Special Education, and ACT/SAT. Additionally, as a professional tutor, she has worked with hundreds of clients of varying ages and backgrounds, ranging from teaching phonics to 4 year olds to teaching test prep to high school students to teaching ESL to adult learners.
Dolores prides herself on her ability to work closely with her students to create customized lesson plans that best meet each individual learning style and needs. She works to assess the needs of each student and create diverse lesson plans.
Dolores exhibits professionalism, patience, and understanding in her sessions. She works closely with her students, as well as their parents. She provides frequent and meaningful positive reinforcement, as well as constructive feedback. Her sessions are structured, goal oriented, and engaging. She uses multiple approaches to teach new content to her students, as she helps them meet their goals and milestones.
Education & Certification
Undergraduate Degree: Montclair State University - Bachelors, English Education k-12
Graduate Degree: Montclair State University - Masters, Special Education
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ACCUPLACER ESL - Reading Skills
ACCUPLACER ESL - Sentence Meaning
ACCUPLACER Language Use
Arrangement and Composition
College Application Essays
College Level American Literature
Elementary School English
Elementary School Math
Elementary School Reading
Elementary School Science
Elementary School Writing
High School English
High School Level American Literature
High School Writing
Middle School English
Middle School Reading
Middle School Reading Comprehension
Middle School Writing
Real Estate License
Study Skills and Organization
What is your teaching philosophy?
Personalized learning is critical to the instructional process because it puts the needs of the child first. It is significant that teachers teach to each child, as opposed to just the entire class. All students have different skills and attributes, and should, therefore, be seen as individuals. We have to differentiate instruction and help each student meet his/her personalized goals on an individual basis. This approach disproves the theory that all students should be on the same level and follow the same curriculum. Certainly, there are goals and state standards, but we have to be flexible and deliver instruction in various methods to ensure that each student has mastered each skill before he/she can move on. By treating students all the same, we are generalizing and assuming that all brains work the same, which they do not, so we have to tailor our pedagogy.