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University of Colorado, Boulder (EPOBiologyPsychology)
University of Colorado at Denver (Master's)
Hello! My name is Amy and I have enjoyed the opportunity to work with numerous students throughout the Denver metro area over the past decade. My MA is in curriculum and instruction with an endorsement in teaching for mental health. I have worked with children ages 2-18, ranging in topics from mathematics, reading, writing, history, study skills, beginning French, and more. In addition, I tutor children with mild forms of Autism and other developmental disabilities. For me, it is essential that the students I work with have a supportive family and that we all share a common goal (e.g. improving the child's self esteem while simultaneously augmenting their academic skills). By working in the classroom, for tutoring services and now as a private tutor, I am well experienced in the various environments of learning. For me, children are flowers in the garden of life. As teachers, it then becomes our responsibilities to uncover the individual learning modalities of each student and then give them the necessary skills and opportunities to blossom. Hello! My name is Amy and I have enjoyed the opportunity to work with numerous students throughout the Denver metro area over the past decade. My MA is in curriculum and instruction with an endorsement in teaching for mental health. I have worked with children ages 2-18, ranging in topics from Read more
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I have my current Colorado Professional Teacher License as well as my MA in Curriculum and Instruction, with an endorsement in Teaching for Mental Health. I have worked both in and out of the classroom, for tutoring services, home schooled a student for three years and now work as a private tutor and play therapist (for students with mild Autism/Aspergers). I taught fourth grade for a couple of years and really enjoyed it. At the same elementary school, I worked as CSAP coach and also Writing Specialist with all grade levels (K-5). I specialize in helping students learn study skills, make reading and writing fun, and always use a creative approach with learning. As a visual and kinesthetic learner myself, I utilize many hands-on activities and alternative ways of learning the material at hand. We are all life learners, and as a teacher I learn everyday from my students!
Hello! I started my adventures with oil and acrylic painting when I was twelve years old. My grandma remains an amazing inspiration to me as she taught me to see the world as the beautiful array of colors, shapes and sizes. Painting has been one of my emotional outlets and ways of expressing myself during different times in my life. I always tell me students, in art there is no wrong or right answer, so enjoy! Yes, there are certain skills and techniques required to use certain mediums, but all in all, art should remain a personal expression and most of all... fun!
Through working in an all inclusive district (special needs students are in the same classrooms as all other students), I have had the amazing opportunity to work with children of all levels and abilities. Every child has his/her unique talents, and it's our job as teachers to uncover those and give them the opportunities to grow and learn. I have worked with legally blind, hearing impaired, limited English, Autistic, Aspergers,ED, CP, and other children with special needs. Each and every child and his/her family should have the same opportunities to reach their goals and be given the tools to do so.
Trying to keep up with all the homework, various projects, papers and test preparations can be an exhausting task. I work with students to show them an easy and creative way to organize their classes/folders/paperwork by using color schemes, easy-to-follow charts and calendars. In addition, I teach children the necessary life skill of how to organize and prioritize the various responsibilities they have. Study skills is an area that I remain very passionate about, as it directly impacts a students' success in school and beyond.