Since graduating college I have been working as a substitute teacher, K-12 educational consultant and tutor, and middle school ELA/Speech and Debate teacher. I have found that I enjoy the teaching environment and have had measurable success through the tutoring system and Osceola School District. Throughout my time in the public schools system, both elementary and post secondary, I have always enjoyed the academic experience. I look forward to the opportunity to transfer some of my own enthusiasm to the younger generations, particularly in middle school.
I have always been an avid reader and enjoyed the language arts and literature. I believe that reading and a fundamental understanding of the written languages is the most essential tool any student can have. Without a full and in depth comprehension of languages, all other subjects will necessarily suffer. By broadening the ability of a student to use and understand languages creatively, that student is better able to understand the motivations behind history, the connections in math and number theory, the practical applications of science and technology, and any other subject for which the student has an interest.
Motivating a student to develop an interest in language arts should involve teaching the student the importance of language arts applications in his or her own interests. While classical applications are as important, they must be made relevant to the student. I hope that I will have the chance to inspire students to cultivate an interest in language that will further their studies in other subjects through a teaching and tutoring position. My own love of learning was strongly inspired by teachers in my own life, even in the subjects for which I was not as adept. It is my hope to be similarly inspiring to students through teaching reading and languages arts.
Education & Certification
Undergraduate Degree: University of Central Florida - Bachelor in Arts, English
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Elementary School English
Elementary School Reading
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