Hello, my name is Meredith.
I am a life-long learner and have always loved sharing that love for learning for as long as I can remember. I have 13 years of classroom teaching experience in both the public and private sector.
I have my professional certification to teach in Michigan.
My Bachelor of Education comes with a triple minor: Education, English and Social Sciences.
I have a Master's degree in Curriculum and Instruction.
I have 12 years of classroom teaching experience in instruction and planning lesson for different ability levels. I have taught all levels from Grades 1-8.
I have more than 15 years experience in tutoring students on an individual level. I am currently the S.M.A.R.T Tutor Supervisor at the International Academy in Benton Harbor, Michigan and I prepare and coordinate the lessons for 60+ students there.
When I am tutoring, I find the most effective way to help my students is to discover their learning style and use methods that coincide with their style. One thing I know for certain is that no two students learn exactly the same way. I also try to apply the current best-practice techniques so that they will be on the same page as their classmates.
Some of the methods I find most effective are using mnemonic devices like songs, acrostics, repetition, manipulatives, and individual practice, and most of all lots of encouragement. I believe all students can learn if they learn to believe in themselves and know that someone else believes in them as well.
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