Having 3 years experience working at an after school program, I have had the opportunity of working with various children on their assignments for school. This responsibility has allowed me to understand the needs of children when it comes to their school work and how to help them accomplish their educational goals. Not only have I gained great experience through work, but I have also learned several excellent teaching strategies as I am majoring in Elementary Education. I have a sincere passion to teach and believe I have the work and educational background to do so effectively.
I believe I have several strengths when it comes to teaching and tutoring. Having worked with over 40 children at one time, I have developed patience, which greatly assists me in stressful and demanding periods. In addition, I believe I am one who stands as an excellent guide. While some may directly point out the way of finding a solution, I have developed qualities that allow me to assist children with their work rather than do their work for them. I believe the greatest learning takes place when a child discovers a solution on his/her own, and through his/her own method. Allowing children to find answers and solutions through guidance assures this kind of learning takes place.
In addition to my educational and work experience, and personal characteristics, I have taken several colleges courses that have taught me fundamental teaching skills. I have taken courses that cover all subjects and range from English to Geometry. I have not only been taught information I must know, but I have also learned effective ways to teach this information to children. I know my educational goal to become a teacher has allowed me to develop several characteristics that set me apart from others.
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