I graduated the University of Bucharest, Romania, in 1977 with a Bachelors degree in Education. We moved to the U.S.A. in 1994 - I took courses for equivalences at Northeastern University in Chicago, and I have gotten my teaching certificates. I taught General Education Middle school classes for 2 years. We moved to Arizona and, I enrolled at Rio Salado College for Special Education classes. I've become certified as a Cross Categorical Special Education teacher. At present I am a Resource Special Education teacher in an Elementary school, CC certified but, I worked as a Regular Education teacher for Elementary and Middle school students, as an ESL
teacher for Middle school students and, a Special Education teacher for a self-contained classroom, for students with multiple disabilities and a large range of behaviors. I have a vast experience, over 30 years in teaching diverse population of students and, different levels of skills.
I would like to be a tutor because I am aware there is a need for help out there for students who struggle with their homework. I would like to offer my help in order for them to overcome the frustration that comes along with their difficulties and their individualized needs. I am thrilled when I see my students make progress and show growth with their set goals. Everybody should have a chance to a good life, as independent as possible. All behaviors represent a need, need that has to be addressed and approached accordingly; all people, no matter what, have a certain skill that makes a difference in his/her life. That skill has to be identified, developed, improved, refined and, with encouragement and positive thinking, success is around the corner.
I have two sons who did great in life. I am very proud of them, and I think I did a great job as a parent. Working with children gives fulfillment to my life, a reason to go to work every day, and make a difference in someone's life. Watching my students grow, become independent and successful with their goals, make me feel accomplished. An adult, a teacher should be a role model, a coach, a mentor, an instructor, a guide, a counselor for the young generation because they represent our future. A teacher has to amend the past, enhance the present and, touch the future - that's how I feel about some of my teachers from my schooling time.