I hold Elementary through High School teaching certifications within the states of Illinois, Massachusetts and California. I have had the rich experience of teaching students diverse in cultural, ethnic, linguistic, and socio-economic backgrounds, from Kindergarten through High School level. As an educator who is passionate about teaching and empowering children of all ages, I would welcome the opportunity to support you, as a student, or your child, to excel and achieve academic success.
I bring experience teaching English/ESL and Creative Writing, at the high school level; kindergarten, primary and elementary levels as well, and TOEFL and ESL to university level international students. I hold experience in teaching variations of Reading/Writing workshop and balanced literacy at primary, upper elementary and middle school levels. My experience also includes teaching study skills, test prep, and SAT writing and reading skills. I have developed a wide repertoire of teaching strategies and skills, in meeting developmentally appropriate needs of students, including adapting curriculum and teaching strategies and modifications for ELL and special education students. My teaching practice involves the application of a variety of informal and formal assessment tools, such as student portfolios, and additional authentic assessments. I teach from a student-centered, strengths-based empowerment model, and provide multiple opportunities for experiential learning and real life application, while meeting the individualized learning styles and needs of all students.
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