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Having recently graduated from Framingham State College with a BA in English and secondary education, I found myself without employment. After leaving college, the assumption is that you'll automatically obtain a teaching position, but, alas, such was not the case for me. Even after I got my second MA teaching license in Mathematics, I still could not find a suitable position. I completed my student teaching at Joseph Keefe Technical in Framingham, MA where I got the opportunity to work with disadvantaged and special needs children and this is what I enjoyed doing, so I decided to enroll in the graduate studies program to get my Masters of Education through Framingham State University with a focus on Special Needs and Education.
Also at Keefe Tech, I was given an opportunity to work with a first year teacher who utilized me in the classroom as an aide to certain students who were having difficulty with the work. Through this, I started to understand that my talents in teaching allow me to reach out to many different types of students who have different types of needs. This is one of the main reasons that I would be a great tutor: I have the teaching background to support my methods and I can relate to students while devoting my attention solely to the student with whom I am working.
I am young and full of vitality, and I can relate to the students with whom I want to work because I know the types of television they watch and, in general, can relate to their more recent schooling experiences than an older tutor might. I want to make students feel comfortable with me and also with their own abilities to complete the work assigned to them by their regular teachers. I had tutors when I was younger and so I know how to address certain problems that students might be having because I've been there myself.
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