Dear Potential Student:
I am currently teaching as a Day-by-Day Substitute within the Worcester Public School System and the Department of Youth Services / Collaborative Organization. I have strong problem solving skills and a passionate interest in teaching. I am strictly definitive, very mechanically inclined, and technically detailed. I have the interpersonal skills and motivation to work in a challenging environment, and I am capable of communicating effectively with the ability to make independent decisions.
I obtained a Bachelor of Science and Master of Science degree, respectively, in Geophysics and Geology from the University of Delaware. I also completed the requirements for Teaching Certification as determined by the State of Delaware Department of Education in the subject areas of Earth and Physical Science, and Mathematics. As part of the Teaching Certification Curriculum, I was a Student Teacher and Tutor in the subjects of Physical Science (9th Grade) and Physics (11th & 12th Grade) at Avon Grove High School in Avon Grove, Pennsylvania.
I have also met the Qualifying Score on the Massachusetts Tests for Educator Licensure (MTEL) for the subject areas of Reading and Writing (01), Earth Science (14), and Mathematics (09). I have completed the Massachusetts Department of Elementary and Secondary Education (DESE) Licensure Application Process and have obtained an Initial Licensure (#464283) in the subject areas of Earth Science and Mathematics (5-8th & 8-12th Grades). I am proceeding to complete the MTEL for Physics (11) and Chemistry (12) and anticipate obtaining a Preliminary Licensure in these subject areas.
From previous professional work experience, I have gained significant transferrable skills in areas of leadership, communication, and management of people and tasks at hand. These skill sets and life experiences would prove to be most beneficial in performing my job responsibilities and to a student’s educational development.
My goal within the education field is to challenge students to think critically. For students to develop into independent critical thinkers, they must be challenged yet nurtured. Focusing on the subject matter, I would strive to have students understand the fundamentals of the subject, with the inclusion of real world (and personal) experience and discussion to maximize their focus. I am enthusiastic and patient, and will let it show in all areas of my teaching.
Thank you for your consideration. I look forward to speaking with you.
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