My education started with an Exercise Science degree with a minor in Biology. I have taken all the education courses to be a certified teacher in PA except I did not have the opportunity to do my student teaching. My chemistry courses include General Chemistry I and II. I also have taken Physics I and II. I have received a passing score of 170 on the General Science Praxis Exam and a passing score of 161 on the Biology Praxis Exam. I had my own personal training business for 6.5 years were I mainly worked with teenagers and emphasized the student athlete approach. This meant that school came before sports. During this time I ran training sessions for multiple athletes at the same time. I worked with children who had ADD and ADHD. At the same time I also worked with gifted children. While working at the Harrisburg State Psychiatric Hospital I ran cognitive therapy classes and have experience working with different physical disabilities.
My teaching philosophy is to try to associate what a student is learning to something they will use in life. This encourages the to try harder and put a greater effort into learning. When it comes to math, chemistry, or physics I encourage the student not to memorize but to try to determine the best way to solve the problem. I have had a background check to be in schools about three years ago.
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