Dolores attended Montclair State University and holds an English K-12 teaching certificate, as well as a Masters in Education for Students with Disabilities. She has taught a range of grade levels, including 9th, 10th, and 12th grade. She has also worked with younger kids as a substitute teacher in varying subject matters. She enjoys working with high school students, especially, and can help with essay writing, editing, critical reading, and grammar. In her free time, she enjoys reading, Yoga, and baking.
Education & Certification
Undergraduate Degree: Montclair State University - Bachelors, English Education k-12
Graduate Degree: Montclair State University - Masters, Special Education
reading, baking, yoga
ACCUPLACER ESL - Reading Skills Prep
ACCUPLACER ESL - Sentence Meaning Prep
ACCUPLACER Language Use Prep
Arrangement and Composition
College Application Essays
College Level American Literature
Elementary School Math
Elementary School Reading
Elementary School Writing
High School English
High School Level American Literature
High School Writing
Middle School Reading
Middle School Reading Comprehension
Middle School Writing
Study Skills and Organization
Q & A
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.