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I am a retired teacher from the Department of Education. I have taught all grades from Pre-K to Grade 8. In my years of teaching I taught whole class lessons and small groups. I also taught individual students on various subjects who needed additional instruction.
I tutored students during my summer vacation by using a private tutoring agency. I did this for two years. The children were foster children who needed assistance in math and reading.
I attended Queens College for both of my degrees. (BA and MS in Education) I have 45 credits over my Masters Degree in various subjects and 24 credits in Special Education. I received these additional credits from Queens College, the College of Staten Island, and Bank Street College in New York.
I believe in teaching using the modalities of my students. Each child learns differently according to his learning style and I believe in teaching to that style.
If a child is an auditory learner I will provide lessons geared to his auditory learning style. If a child is kinesthetic then I will teach to that modality. If a child is visual then I will teach him or her to that modality. My objective is to teach the whole child to perfect his or her ability to master the subject he or she is having difficulty in. I believe in behavior modification and will set up a plan with the student and his or her family to reward behavior and learning.
I am certified to teach elementary subjects grades pre-k to grade 6. I have been an elementary teacher for the last 26 years and have taught all the grades at least two years. I am very capable of teaching literacy and mathematics and elective subjects in elementary science and history. I am also a teacher of second language learners. I teach to the modalities of my students and aim for mastery. I am patient and thorough. I have a pleasant demeanor but foster discipline from my students and I expect work to be done and be acceptable to my standards. I believe in praise and rewards for exceptional achievement.
I am also certified in Special education grades K-6. I teach to my students' strengths and try above all to overcome their weaknesses. I teach to the learning style of my students and try to make learning fun and exciting. I demand work to be done and be acceptable. I am patient and giving. I will set up a behavior plan that is acceptable to my student and his or her parent as a reward system for the success of every session that we meet.
I am a certified educator from grades pre-k to grade 6. I have taught grades two through four for over four years and kindergarten for over 13 years and fifth and sixth grades during summer school. I am well aware of various phonics programs used in the Department of Education of the City of New York. I use computer software to teach interactive reinforcement of learning. I also use some television shows to enhance my teaching as homework activities. I would say that my students have excelled in phonics and were able to read at and above their reading levels after my instruction.
I have been a pianist for over 40 years. I was instructed in piano and played at Carnegie Hall, Town Hall and Hunter College in numerous auditions. I played professionally at various community teas for compensation.
I was instructed as an undergraduate at Queens College in music theory and basic piano for the elementary classroom. I initiated many plays and performances for children with voice and dance also.
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