The most useful tools in my teaching arsenal are patience, humility, and a hefty dose of humor!
Much of my teaching experience thus far has involved working directly with students who have a wide variety of learning differences. My teaching philosophy revolves very much around the idea of helping students "learn to love learning," which is achieved by empowering learners of all ages and abilities to understand their own unique learning styles, and thereby capitalize on their strengths while also building up the areas in which they feel less able or confident.
In my teaching approach I place a high value on multi-modal and authentic instructional methods. These principles combined help students receive and review information from a variety of different angles and approaches, while also attaching relevance to content by connecting it to their everyday lives.
Education & Certification
Undergraduate Degree: Santa Clara University - Bachelor in Arts, Religious Studies
Graduate Degree: University of Portland - Master of Arts Teaching, Social Studies Teacher Education
Painting, Reading, Writing, Yoga, Board Games, Trivia, Piano, Snowboarding, Horseback Riding, Camping, Hiking, Music & Art Festivals
College Application Essays
Elementary School Reading
Elementary School Writing
Middle School Reading
Middle School Reading Comprehension
Middle School Writing
Study Skills and Organization