I am a state certified teacher with more than 15 years experience. My teaching/tutoring style is one of patience and a willingness to meet students at their educational level and style of learning. One of my most challenging roles as an educator occurred when I was assigned to work with 25 eighth grade students (aged 15-17) that had been retained several times in the aforementioned grade.
I worked with the students for a year to take them from their current educational level to allow them to be promoted to the tenth grade. The end result was 20 of my students went directly to the tenth grade and several of them have gone on to pursue college degrees. Unfortunately, five of my students dropped out of the program.
Nevertheless, I am a firm believer that all children can learn if given the proper tools and opportunity.
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