I am a Bank Street College of Education graduate with 10 years of elementary school head-teaching experience. I have also assisted, subbed, taught library in a preschool, tutored, taught after school classes, run a mini-camp for toddlers, been the story time person for 4 years at a family restaurant and play space and taken care of children since I was a young teen.
My philosophy of teaching is that each learner is unique and deserves to be instructed using all of the methods that reach that student best. I also feel that learning is easier when you are having fun doing it. I employ different approaches to each topic; using a student's previous knowledge and interests, games, positive reinforcement and time frames that suit the learner's attention span.
I am an avid reader, collect children's books and puppets, enjoy learning about animals, nature, how things work, American Sign Language and doing crossword puzzles and Sudoku.
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