I am an award winning certificated teacher with experience teaching a broad range of students with varying abilities. My eight years of teaching experience include students who are gifted, English as a Second Language (ESL), and who have Individualized Education Plans; and my structured methodology is highly effective for proficient, basic, or below basic ability level students requiring more personalized instructions. I offer tutoring for individual students or small groups.
Whether a student needs only tutoring for a current course at their school, or an online class, I have the ability to work with students in person, online or a combination of both. I am an experienced classroom and online teacher who can support students utilizing Blackboard or APEXVS (Virtual Systems) and other online curriculums and methods to connect with students anywhere, and meet the needs of today's technology savvy students.
For enrichment, my classroom students are encouraged to create model science projects. Awarded a teacher fellowship in 2008, I created green energy lesson plans, which demonstrate how to harness wind as an energy resource, and how to design a model wind turbine. The wind turbine lesson plans, and other exemplary green energy lessons were selected by the Los Angeles Department of Water and Power for posting on the municipality's website for teachers and students all over the world to utilize.
A former entertainment professional, I am especially adept at engaging students with real life examples on how concepts and content that students are learning are applied or utilized in the real world. I treat all students with the utmost respect and genuine care. A parent of a former student, a medical doctor, wrote in her referral that "Ms. C. has many great personal qualities and abilities and some of her most endearing qualities are that she is very likable and her easy going manners." Other parents enjoyed that I was able to utilize my music background and stated that it added "a delightful dimension to their child's learning experience."
I am always punctual, but flexible with schedule changes; however, I encourage my students to share in the responsibility for their own learning. I ensure students understand the amount of time they are expected to work to be successful in their course(s). My classroom students are given virtual labs, WebQuests, interactive multimedia, and long term projects to engage and enhance their learning experience as well; also, assessments are given daily to ensure learning objectives are achieved, and to enable students to build on prior knowledge to master new challenges. Of course all lessons are based on state and national standards. These enrichment tools with be shared with students receiving tutoring as well.
I am excited to work with you, and assisting you in setting and meeting goals that result in your success!
Ms. Gloria C., M.ED
Pacific Palisades, California
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