Teaching is a life-long process. One can never stop learning as the brain never stops growing. In my early years of teaching, I wondered why some students learned faster than others and why some students needed extra instruction to learn the concepts. These questions lead me to enroll in a Master's Degree in Special Education at the University of Arizona.
In my MA program, I discovered that most students had an average IQ or Intelligence Quotient and an achievement score. This means that if you have an IQ of 100 and an achievement score of 85, you have not met your potential. That's the good news! Most students achievement score fall below the the average IQ and can "catch up" using specific learning strategies and interventions.
Evidence-based strategies, like making connections while reading or self-verbalizing while solving problems, are two meta-cognitive strategies I use to help students learn. As a special education teacher since 1992, I have practiced hundreds of strategies and am able to connect your child's IQ with his/her achievement to improve their learning to learn.
Last but not least, I am a bilingual educator or certified in Early English Language Development (EELD). This means I am able to diagnose the a language difference vs. a language development. I am a certified diagnostician in cognitive and achievement testing and can provide you with diagnostic results.
I hope I have given you an glimpse of my expertise as I look forward to taking your child to the next level of learning.
Education & Certification
Undergraduate Degree: University of Arizona - Bachelor in Arts, Elementary School Teaching
Graduate Degree: University of Arizona - Master of Arts, Special Education
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