I believe that giving every student access to a quality education is the greatest act of social justice in our times. Thus, you will never find anyone who is willing to work harder to ensure the success of ALL students.
I believe that this belief shines through in my track record. After graduating magna cum laude from Marquette University, I have been involved in public education for 14 years. For 13 of those years, I was a high-school English teacher, and I strove to teach a wide variety of classes (from AP to remedial and everything in between) in schools with a wide variety of student demographics (from very affluent suburbs to the inner city of Milwaukee.) As a result, I really have worked with--and had success with--all types of students. I am also comfortable with all age levels. This past school year, I became a school counselor at an elementary school. It was different experience, but I loved every minute of it!
I have also had a wide variety of experiences tutoring. I have volunteered in many inner-city homework help programs. I have also worked for tutoring companies, and of course, I have done my own private tutoring for many years. Again, all of this experience has allowed me to work one-on-one or in small groups with a wide variety of students.
In every setting, I have ever worked, students and parents have always said that they felt I was an excellent educator. I don't say that to be arrogant because I am humbled by their kind words. However, since education is as important as I said above, I take these words as the greatest compliments I could ever receive. I think the reason that I have been able to work so well with so many different students is because I am able to quickly forge relationships based on mutual respect. I treat students as people first, something we all too often forget. I am not afraid to show them my personality and make learning fun. Once students trust, you can push them, and they will rise to the challenge because they know that you are there to catch them if they fall. My students know I am there for them. Always.
I appreciate your consideration of allowing me to work with your greatest gifts.
Undergraduate Degree: Marquette University - Bachelor in Arts, Education
Graduate Degree: Marquette University - Master of Arts, Counselor Education
College Level American Literature
High School English
High School Level American Literature
High School Writing
Middle School Writing