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B. A., Willamette University, Salem, OR (Psychology)
Boston University Arts & Sciences (Master's)
Salem State University (Graduate Coursework)
I have made a career transition to teaching English Language Learners after a 22 year career as a social worker. I studied at Salem State University in their Graduate Education Program in Teaching English Language Learners, and am licensed to teach English Language Learners by the Massachusetts Department of Elementary and Secondary Education.
I am presently employed as an English Language Teacher at an elementary school in Lynn. I teach grades 1 - 5 and work with both beginning level students and those of moderate English Language proficiency. I completed my student practicum to obtain my teaching license teaching Grades 5-8 at Browne Middle School in Chelsea.
I have taught English Language Courses to adults through the Everett Adult Learning Center and have thoroughly enjoyed working with highly motivated students who are immigrants and refugees. My students' native languages include Spanish, Haitian-Creole, Brazilian Portuguese, Arabic, French and Vietnamese. In addition, I served as the agency's Coordinator of Curriculum Development.
As a social worker, I have worked with people from a variety of cultures and backgrounds and enjoy learning from my students/clients. I learned as a social worker how important it is for persons living in the United States to master the English in order to take full advantage of the opportunities available in this country. In addition to teaching English language, I also aim to teach students about American culture and history to assist them in adapting to a foreign environment.
I seek to empower my students to flourish in the United States. Teaching is a creative profession, and I am flexible in adjusting my teaching to meet the student's goals. I thoroughly enjoy teaching and welcome the opportunity to work as a tutor. I have made a career transition to teaching English Language Learners after a 22 year career as a social worker. I studied at Salem State University in their Graduate Education Program in Teaching English Language Learners, and am… Read more
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I have passed all of the MTEL exams necessary for licensure at the elementary level including the General Knowledge (including the Math sub-test); Reading, Writing and Communication and Foundations of Reading. I have taken courses in teaching math, reading, ELA and special needs students at the elementary level. I am familiar with the Common Core for all grade levels. I have experience substitute teaching at all elementary levels.
I have passed the Massachusetts Test for Educator's License (MTEL) in Foundations of Reading. I have also taken courses at Salem State University specifically focused on teaching literacy (reading and writing).
I am a highly organized person who was an excellent student all my life. I am also an extremely patient person who will assist the student in organizing him/herself, rather than doing it for them. I have taken courses at Salem State University in Methods of Teaching, which includes studying the variety of ways that students learn and best practices in setting up the optimal learning situation.
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