Dear student(s) and families,
I truly believe "the child is in me still, and sometimes not so still", one of my favorite quotes by Mister Rogers. I believe that learning is like an adventure with a new discovery for each lesson. I know what many students don't acknowledge— that some discoveries will be more challenging than others but not impossible. I’ve had wonderful opportunities to volunteer and work with children throughout my professional career. I am currently a second grade teacher at a local DC charter school.
I have been trained to tutor specifically in reading and mentoring elementary aged students. I have been trained in the Wilson Reading System, a scientifically proven reading program for individuals that cannot read. In my day job, I have taught all subjects. Subjects include grammar, reading, vocabulary, non-fiction reading, debate, science, social studies, speaking, math, and writing. I have also been certified to teach English as a foreign language with an additional grammar endorsement. I created a Math Club for my second grade students last year, in which I was able to really tutor and develop true mathematicians after school.
I love working with students, and I know I am most effective in improving student performance when I can work one-on-one or in a small group setting. I like getting to know my students, praising them for their strengths and finding creative solutions for their weaknesses. My tutoring philosophy is that everything happens for a reason. Even when students make mistakes and fail assessments, I believe in encouraging students to learn from their errors. The strongest student learns from their own mistakes and the mistakes of others. There is no failure except to not try. I completely endorse Ms. Frizzle from The Magic School Bus, as she says, “Take chances, make mistakes, get messy.”
I hope you choose me to partner with you to help you reach your academic goals.
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