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Some of the words used to describe me are creative, motivating, patient, organized, nurturing, knowledgeable, honest, witty, determined, respectful, positive, goal-oriented, helpful and fun. For years, I have tutored students in both reading and math. In addition, I have also tutored students in all additional subject areas. One of the first objectives as a tutor would be to assess the student's skills. This would be done by giving the student some form of assessment (written and oral). I need to find/know both the student's strengths and weaknesses. This information would be shared with the student because it is extremely important for him/her to know their strengths/weaknesses as well. I believe that a student must know where they are in order to move forward! Together, the students and I would create a checklist of what needs to be done weekly. Progress would be shared with both student and parent on a regular basis. In addition to feedback, I also feel that is important to have students reflect on what they have done and to set goals. These reflections and goal-settings would be written in a journal on a weekly basis. I have consistently earned high praises from my students and parents regarding my teaching strategies, practices, feedback, and patience.
My dedication to my students and the learning process is further shown through some of the many awards that I have earned. One of these awards is the Presidential Award for Excellence in Teaching Math-1988. This award is our nations highest honor for teachers teaching math. Another award, the Illinois Council of Teachers of Mathematics Awards, is awarded to teachers who are highly motivating, use a variety of teaching strategies and represent the profession with enthusiasm to students, teachers, and parents. In addition, I won a $1000 Oppenheimer Math Grant, was given to me for my excellence in teaching methods. The money was used to purchase a variety of manipulates and hands-on-tools for my students. Furthermore, I earned a mini Poetry Grant and several Rochelle Lee Grants which enabled me to purchase tons of books for my students.
Another group of awards that I earned were several "WHO'S WHO AMONG AMERICA'S TEACHERS AWARDS". I am most proud of these last awards because in order to earn this award you must be nominated by students. As you can see I am a dedicated and enthusiastic teacher who loves helping students grow. I look forward to helping you become more successful with your EDUCATION!
I have had a Masters Elementary Teaching K-9 Certificate since 2001. I have a Mathematics Endorsement :Upper Elem./Junior High. I taught Elementary Math for over thirty years. I sponsored and taught in a Math Tutoring Program for over ten years.
I am a National Boards Certified Teacher.
I have taught for over thirty years.
I have won several awards and grants for excellence in teaching Math. They include the Presidential Award for Excellent Math Teaching -1998.
I have won several awards for students' math achievement on standardized tests.
I am a National Board Certified Teacher and mentored National Board candidates for twelve years.
I was a Reading Coordinator with the Chicago Reading Department for two years where I gave Professional Development to the Reading Coaches and Literacy Leaders.
I taught in CPS classrooms for over twenty seven years.
I taught in a Before and After School Program for over twenty years.
I am a National Boards Certified Teacher since 2002.
I taught grades 5-6th for over 27 years.
I have participated in Before/ After School Programs, Homework Programs, and one-on-one tutoring for over twenty five years.
I have won several awards for outstanding teaching methods and have been included in "Who's Who among America's Teachers" several times.
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