I am certified as a Secondary English Teacher for grades 6-12. I have extensive experience working not only with students in the CPS, but at charter schools as well. I am willing to work with any reading level and improve any academic deficiency, provided we talk about what you, the student, need to improve. Note that I am not able to diagnose reading disorders such as dyslexia, or any language processing disorders. However, I am fully willing to work with students who need extra time and effort at working on reading comprehension, reading for accuracy, and general fluency issues.
My interest in developing a career as an educator was sparked almost immediately by my work as a substitute teacher in the Chicago Public Schools, beginning in 2004. I found a great satisfaction in helping and guiding young people to understand the world around them. Through texts and writing, each student gains not only a greater understanding of the world around them, but a greater understanding of their own character.
I work with many vibrant, lively students, each one with specific interests and needs. In recent times, there have been trends to value students only as "winners" or "doers," rather than as LEARNERS with individual strengths and weak areas. This puts enormous pressure on every student; increased workloads can cause some to fall behind.I am here to help students reach their potential as learning individuals, and to help them overcome the difficulties they may have with their English or Language Arts curriculum.
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