I have 31 years experience as an English/Language Arts instructional coach and teacher. Through the use of instructional data, I administered needs assessments and examined an individual's standardized test results, performance assessments, and written and graphical products to assess areas of improvement. Once the needs assessment was completed, a descriptive plan of action was written and strategies to address the needs were implemented. Throughout my career, students, teachers, schools, and school districts have benefited from my knowledge and skills. I leave the learner with their own means of understanding text and strategies they take with them for life.
I have many experiences in encouraging others to learn to their potential and a vast knowledge of what research based strategies unlock meaning for children and adults. I have taught English in grades 6 through 12, journalism, creative writing, and reading to students of all backgrounds and all levels. My most rewarding experiences came from teaching students who found learning quite challenging.
I have tutored students from ages 8-16. As a tutor, I used a set curriculum provided by the employer, but I always saw a need to enhance the learning process with supplementary materials. Tutoring is teaching to a student's strengths not drilling on their weaknesses. Once a learner gathers a toolbox of strategies they can understand and use regularly, mastery of any subject is possible.
I want to continue inspiring others to achieve in every endeavor. My education and need for knowledge has not stopped and never will. I am pursuing my A+ Certification in Information Technology Support and Computer Repair. I want to proceed in acquiring my networking certification and move forward to programming. I plan to build my own computer. I write poetry and read extensively. I enjoy learning and institute fun ways of doing it for myself and others.
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