My name is Jonas and I moved to the USA last year from Sweden. I have a broad academic background with two master’s degrees. The first one is in Education and in Sweden, I am a certified High School teacher in Social Sciences and History. The second master's is in International Relations from Aberystwyth University, UK. I also have experience from teaching and working with students that have learning disabilities or people with other handicaps.
I am in the process of getting teaching credentials here in California. I have taken the California Basic Education Skills Test (CBEST) and expect a passing result before October, 2013. I have studied the California school system and I am familiar with the AP system.
My experiences are mostly with high school students and my subjects strengths are in the Social Sciences and History. I also worked successfully with students with learning disabilities, teaching the students methods and structures so that they could comprehend what was taught in the classroom and how to study alone.
Teaching for me is about seeing the individual student, and the possibilities to develop the student according to his or her circumstances. At the same time I believe learning comes from interaction with people. I want to give the individual the tools to help each other and help themselves to develop.
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