I am a Pennsylvania-certified English teacher who is six credits away from obtaining an additional certification in ESL instruction. I graduated West Chester University in December 2012 with a 3.94 GPA, marking me as a highly qualified teacher of English.
I want to help your student meet his/her academic goals and realize his/her limitless potential. I believe that success is possible for every student, and that every student deserves to believe this about him/herself too.
Is your student anxious about the SATs or applying to college? During my experience teaching 12th grade English, I taught my students how to write the college essay. I have also filled out more applications and spoken to more admissions counselors than I care to think about. I know what colleges are looking for, I know how to make your student stand out, and I know how to provide effective preparation for the SAT.
Does your student need additional support engaging with classroom materials and/or assignments? I guided a group of easily distracted high school students through Beowulf, Hamlet, and The Canterbury Tales (you know, that poetic narrative Chaucer wrote 600 years ago) at Henderson High School in West Chester, PA. I can tap into students' prior academic experiences and interests and make even the most seemingly uninteresting materials relevant and accessible.
Did your student miss a step in the concept-building process and is now struggling as result? I have 3 years of experience working in individualized settings with ESL students who are being left behind in classes for this same reason. I am excellent at breaking a concept down to its basic foundation and then providing students with the proper scaffolding that they need so that they understand what we are doing as we put it all back together again.
Do you hope I will be patient and persistent? I currently work as personal in-school aid for an elementary school student who copes with autism. I have patience. I have persistence. I have compassion.
And I am fluent in Spanish!
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