My interest in teaching has been growing over a career working with students in different capacities. Now with my Master's degree in teaching, I have come to formal teaching with a maturity and life experience that separates me from other new teachers.
I come to teaching with a wide variety of experiences and areas of education. My undergraduate degree at Rutgers University included coursework in writing, math, science, politics and policy, government, psychology and sociology. My graduate degree focused my study on teaching strategies, child psychology, assisting students with disabilities and gifted students, as well as subject areas like U.S. history, world history, anthropology, and further exploration of the other social sciences.
In the classroom, I have taught U.S. and world history, guiding students through writing and research papers, as well as enhancing students' test-taking skills. My classroom and my teaching style accommodate all learners because I believe we all learn differently and come to learning with different interests and strengths.
Beyond the formal classroom, I have worked in urban schools giving children the love of learning through school gardens, written lesson plans and curriculum units in science, history, and sociology. I have worked with and advocated for students with disabilities, and successfully tutored students in English, math, science and social studies, as well as preparation of SAT, GED and ASVAB tests. Over 10 years of teaching in non-formal settings has given me the opportunity to teach all levels, all ages and types of students in several subject areas.
My years of experience inside and outside of the classroom, as a teacher and even recently again as a student, give me the grounding to be a great tutor.
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