Hello students and parents,
I am a dedicated educator who is determined to make sure all students I come in contact with are successful in their academic pursuits. I love teaching, and helping my students become wise souls and better students. I work hard at becoming a better person everyday because I know I have a responsibility to be a good leader over my students. I am a positive influence, and determined contributor to every kids life. I am blessed, and honored to work with students that are honest in their efforts to become successful students and individuals.
I have a Bachelor's degree in Psychology
and Special Education and I am currently working on my Masters in Special Education with an emphasis in Autism
. I'm a licensed teacher. I graduated from college (with honors) in the top 5% of my class. I humbly received the 2012 "Who's who Among American College Students" which is a prestigious award highlighting my academic success upon the ending of my college career. Aside from my academic exposure, I have a lot of experience with teaching students of all ages. My qualifications consist of child development in the areas of academics as well as physical, emotional and social development.I also work in the nursery ministry at my local church as a teacher/administrator handling all nursery school-aged children. I have many years of experience in the realm of tutoring as well. I have tutored many school-aged kids, as well as high school and even college students. I have experience as a supplemental instruction leader (SI). I also have experience tutoring children with special needs
as well as the students that have savant capabilities. As an SI leader I worked closely with students whom were struggling to excel
in their college level classes. I worked to provide weekly seminars in which I adapted their classroom lesson plans to the students individual learning capabilities.
I have an unlimited amount of patience, and refuse to give up until the job and the student's desired goal(s) are obtained. I use various methods that allow for the student to be exposed to multiple methods for obtaining knowledge. I truly believe that all students have the ability to learn, but many student's just need to be taught how to learn and the many different ways of learning. As a passionate and experienced teacher/tutor it is my job to teach students how to learn i.e. note-taking, understanding essential bullets, test-taking skills etc. I want students to know how to test and how to retain and understand knowledge that they are inquiring.
In doing so, some of my teaching techniques consist of hands-on with learning materials, which enhance learning and understanding, rehearsal which helps solidify the information being retained, making flash
cards and or taking notes using various note-taking methods i.e. two-column notes, webs, t-tables etc., chunking/ task analysis in which I will teach students how to break down information in a more practical way, so they can learn to relate prior knowledge to present knowledge, in other words students will be using what you already know in order to understand what you need to know.
My goal is not to create robots or students that get the knowledge and just store it, I want to promote growth in the student for them to be able to transfer that knowledge into applicable lively circumstances and more importantly become critical thinkers and successful leaders.