Students always listen to your mothers. I did not do this after I graduated from high school. I worked for the post office for 13 years and 6 months. I was single half of this time and enjoyed making my own money, traveling, and renting my own apartment.
After marriage, I became pregnant and had 3 children within a seven year period. While my oldest child was in elementary school, I helped with his homework at the kitchen table. He looked at me one evening and stated that I needed to go back to college to complete my education and become a teacher. This was the highest praise I have ever received.
So I took his advice and after many years of studying accomplished my goal of obtaining a Bachelor's degree in Interdisciplinary Studies. This was very hard on my family and me. I have just passed my content area test (October 11, 2012) and am studying for my pedagogy test. I am very nervous and anxious about this just as children are taking test in school. Grown-ups get anxious, too. I know that it is hard to believe, but it is true.
During my internship, I became excited when I saw progress in my student's reading. It is so rewarding when "the light bulb goes off." I worked with first and second graders.
I believe in playing games and using trade books to teach children. I also believe a hands-on approach is necessary when learning. Children learn by doing not just by reading. I love math and solving puzzles. I try to play Suduko on a regular basis. This keeps my brain in function. If you don't use it you lose it.
I hope you will honor me by letting me help you with your studies. I believe I will make a difference and in turn you will in turn score higher on tests, homework, and classwork.
Thank you for your time,
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