I am a current graduate student at Houston Baptist University working on my Masters degree in Curriculum and Instruction with Initial Certification in ELA 8-12. I received my B.S. in Political Science/English from the University of Houston. I have experience working with students in English Language Arts on all levels, k-12, as well as Elementary math. I ran track (sprinter) from 7th grade up until my sophomore year of college.
I have student teaching experience on the elementary and secondary level in both suburban and urban school districts. I have teaching experience at Harvard Elementary where I implemented Project Read, an alternative language arts program whose main thrust is to offer students a systematic learning experience through multisensory experiences. I particularly enjoyed working with these "at-risk" children and careful preparation of lessons allowed me to break down sometimes complicated concepts to simple examples that my students could grasp. This position enabled me to provide these students with a "head-start" in mastering basic skills. My most recent tutoring position is at George I. Sanchez Charter High School. Here is most challenging because the students are lagging well behind that of their peers and the majority of students are that of Hispanic descent; many are ESL students. But with enough knowledge of the Spanish language, I am able to get the students to cooperate and understand what I am saying.
As a graduate student, I am challenged to be more resourceful, fostering, and tolerant. With experience working with children from all levels as well as in activities outside of the traditional classroom, I believe I have a diverse background with much to offer.
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