I am a recent graduate from Long Island University. I have earned a B.A in English with a minor in Psychology. I have many goals in life and one of them is to become an Elementary school teacher. This semester I have enrolled in the Graduate program in the same University, to pursue my dream of becoming a teacher. I couldn't be more excited! The journey I will be taking as I pursue my Masters in Childhood Education will be a memorable one. Why? Because I'll be surrounded by children every semester and gain all the experience I need to be a great teacher myself one day. Completing my first semester, I realized many students in the school system differentiate in their learning skills. A teacher can teach the same thing to who her class but have different lesson plans for certain students. A well certified teacher will make note of this make sure that every student understands the concept being taught that. Even though I am on my way to becoming a teacher and do not start my student teaching until the fall of 2014, I am very motivated and full of ambition to show my interest in working with children through tutoring. Tutoring different ages, reading levels and varying with the common core standards, it can help me a lot in learning more as a future teacher and educator.
Relating to tutoring, I have always loved being around students. Education is really important to me as well as helping students succeed, so I feel that when certain students are having trouble with certain subjects, we need to find a way in helping them to improve. I have a couple of examples in which I have worked around children and lesson plans I have creating during my Teaching and Learning classes.
In one case, during my freshmen year in college, I had an internship in Manhattan where I tutored Elementary school kids. I loved it. Children seem to interact with me and understand how much I wanted them to do better. My second example would be during my third year in high school. I had to do 72 hours of community service. So, I decided to do them in the elementary school I graduated from in 2000. I was so happy, I have no words to describe how I was feeling. I was an after school assistant where I helped 4th and 5th graders with their homework. When the students did not understand something, I would break down the problem, or reading, and explain it to them thoroughly.
I am very close to children and I am positive that once I give them my attention and full support, little by little they will start to do better. I want to be that person who listens to them and knows how to take care of the situation in order to make them better at what they are currently struggling in. All students need someone who can be by their side and see them as a friend who only wants the best for them. Tutors and teachers can make this happen and I'd love to be one of them one day.
Also, I would like to take full advantage of my English bachelors. I have become a great writer since my undergrad years and have written great papers based on my Childhood Education and English courses. I hope one day to get the privilege to work or be an intern in such company like the publishing and editing industry while being a teacher as well. Anything is possible if we set our minds to it!
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