I am a New York State certified teacher (grades 1-6, special education) with a Master's degree in childhood and special education. I have been working with students of all ages for almost a decade in a variety of contexts; I am an experienced teacher and tutor, as well as a certified swim instructor and aquatics director. I have a strong liberal arts background and am well-versed in content knowledge in many academic areas, especially the humanities and social sciences.
My philosophy as a teacher and tutor includes the belief that students all have different needs, strengths, and areas where they need to improve. As such, I tailor each lesson to the particular student based on their needs and how they learn best. My background and experiences as a special educator allow me to easily differentiate lessons and come up with the most useful learning strategies for each student and endeavor.
I believe that students of all ages can learn and succeed with the right instruction and skills. I provide a warm environment so that students feel comfortable and have opportunities for success. I like to connect students to the learning through real experiences as well as activating prior knowledge and finding ways to make the subject fun and enjoyable to learn about.
I try to incorporate as many modalities and senses as possible when teaching and tutoring, as this creates a more meaningful learning experience and helps with recall later. I am passionate about helping students of all ages to learn and succeed and this drives me to work hard and continue to improve upon my own methods and find new instructional strategies!
Please feel free to inquire about my experiences and how I can be of service to you or your child!
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