I am an energetic, hands-on tutor. I feel that children learn as they do. For example, if someone is stuck on fractions, cooking might be beneficial for them. Not only will they use measurements like 3/4 or 1/2, but they might need to convert measurements to fit the tools they have. Another student of mine struggled with his multiplication tables. Looking at what he enjoys to do, I created a basketball game that involved answering and memorizing these problems. If a student is struggling, we have to look at why, and what are the obstacles they have in front of them.
I have worked in the education field for many years. I started as a substitute teacher while I was in college, working primarily in my local high school. During college, I interned at a local museum. There, I taught science as a drop-in class twice a week. Once my internship was over, I was asked to join their staff as a museum educator and floor manager. The September after I graduated from college, I began working at a residential school for children with emotional and/or behavioral differences. In my time there, I worked as a Child Care Worker and an Assistant Teacher.
As a Child Care Worker, I helped those under my care with their daily living skills, as well as homework and how to work as a group. As an Assistant Teacher, I taught small group Reading and Math to children in grades K-6. I also co-taught social studies, science and writing. For the past year, I have worked as a teacher's assistant, working primarily with children in grades 3-4. Although I was a 1:1, I often worked with other students that needed help and led the class in the head teacher's absence.
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