Philosophy of Education for M.J. T. To me the purpose of education is threefold: (1) provide students with a basis of knowledge, (2) teach students how to reason so that they can continue their education throughout their lives, and (3) instill in them a life-long excitement about and love of learning. Students must acquire a basis of knowledge, a framework on which to sort... read more
One of the more frustrating things about tutoring is when students or their parents want to treat tutoring like a quick fix. In other words, sometimes they want to meet the night before a test and cram for said test in hopes of getting a better grade. On the surface, this problem might work, but it treats the symptoms rather than the root of the problem. If you're going to take the time... read more
Success through a Dialogical Approach in Teaching, Teaching from the Back of the Classroom, Teaching in the Round
Over the past 5 years I have had significant success in teaching in the subject areas of drama, theatre, writing, applied art and theatre aesthetics, contemporary philosophy, and dramatic practice and theory. Young people who have worked with me on the mid- and high school level, in special education settings, and at the college and university level, have achieved considerable success in graduating... read more
Why did I choose to teach via WyzAnt? It seems that people trust screening agencies today! We want someone to do the background research for us! From the web search, I found this placement company. It's easier that way to market my services, so it seems! Be my first student or group or students! My local and international references are excellent! I love to teach! My students become... read more
I just completed my certification in the following subjects: vocabulary, grammar, reading, spelling, elementary (K-6th), phonics, study skills, theatre, Bible studies and public speaking. I am looking forward to tutoring students in these areas.
Just wanted to introduce myself, I am a new tutor at WyzAnt but have been tutoring for five years. I also teach at local colleges. I am excited to work through WyzAnt and get to know more local students, as I have a passion for teaching students how to bebetter students with the skills they have and can learn. I struggled as a student until I went to college and learned how to be a good student,... read more
I wrote and directed and edited this video for a scholarship through NBC/Uprights Citizens Brigade.
Nonverbal and Comedy Theatre Intensive with Nina H . . . Acting is more than just performing! The objective of this workshop is for students to find their own way of expressing themselves through nonverbal and comedy theatre. The goal is to finish...
On June 2, 1989, my life changed forever. A brand new world was brought to my attention. I moved into the main land of the United States. I am Puerto Rican, meaning natural born American, but was raised on the island of Puerto Rico. Don't get me wrong, I have always been more fourtunate than most people with my condition. You see, I have a condition called Spina Bifida. I guess it would... read more
I am certified K-6 elementary education, and 6-12 in Drama- in the State of Florida I was a tenured vocational arts/dance K-12- in the State of New Jersey No Child Left Behind- Praxis/NTE- passed in 2005
As a special educator who has worked in the public schools and tutored privately, I've observed that all students learn best in an emotionally supportive environment. Most students with special needs have accumulated a long history of negative learning interactions over the years. They feel inferior to "better" students, they sense that teachers expect less of them, and above all, they are... read more
If you are studying for the AP English Literature test or taking English or Literature in high school or college, you probably have had to study Shakespeare, or perhaps plays from the modern period like those written by Arthur Miller, Tennessee Williams, or Thornton Wilder. It's not easy to see a production of these plays unless you're lucky enough to be studying at the same time a production... read more
How do you spend your time? Got a bucket list? Want to learn how to timesurf? It's very much BE, then Do, then Have...The culture has brainwashed everyone into thinking it is HAVE then DO then BE. Buying a tutu is not necessarily going to make you a ballerina or buying an expensive golf club is not automatically going to place you in the top ten finish of a golf tournament or having a... read more
Good afternoon. Well, here it is, my first blog posting. I am new to Wyzant and excited about the opportunities that are ahead. I am a professional musician who is looking to tutor and/or give music lessons to other musicians in the area. I look forward to all that respond. Have a great weekend! -John
Students (including Lifelong Learners) tend to learn (and teach) the way that they were taught. And, repeating content information... * Lists * Formulas * Dates * Vocabulary Definitions * Quiz Items * Etc., Etc. in an endless, boring array Teachers are fond of calling repeat focus and instructional activities "reinforcement." But constant repeating of the material... read more