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After graduating from Pomona College with a BA in English, I taught reading enrichment classes to students of all ages, working on phonics, vocabulary, comprehension, and interpretation. I have also taught science enrichment to elementary school students and have tutored, primarily elementary school students.
My work with these programs has led me to develop a very interactive style of teaching. I strive to work with students rather than teach at students. I feel it is important to make the pursuit of knowledge personal for the student, connecting material to the student's daily life. I explain material in multiple ways so as to provide the student with different approaches to the subject matter to create the best understanding and internalization of material.
I love learning, and I strive to impart that love to my students. It is incredibly exciting to discover new things about the world around me, and I do not hesitate to let that excitement show appropriately to my students. Though I enjoy working in a classroom setting, what I love most is working with students one-on-one so I can truly customize learning for them to yield the best results.
I have spent roughly the past 2 years working with elementary school students in a variety of classroom and one-on-one settings, focusing on reading skills, phonics, mathematics, and scientific inquiry. This variety of subject matter has provided me with a well-rounded understanding of how children learn and how to best help them tap into their own inquisitive natures. As I have worked with students ages 3 and up, I am familiar with the need to alter teaching methods to take the child's developmental level into account. Having worked with a broad age range, I feel I am uniquely able to pinpoint the best methods for working with elementary-level students. I have also worked as a babysitter, allowing me to work with children on a more individual level and to further experience the mindsets and abilities of young children of various ages.
I have worked in theatrical costume shops for 3 years. I also worked for a children's boutique clothing company doing finishing work as well as construction. I can use a sewing machine and a serger. I also have hand sewing experience, including embroidery.
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