City University of New York, Medgar Evers College (Public Administratio)
Mercy College (Graduate Coursework)
College of Education St. Rose (Other)
I am certified in New York and Connecticut as a Social Studies teacher. I have obtained my certificate in educational leadership. I understand how teachers think and as well as how school districts operate, due to my 12-15 years in the schools of Connecticut and New York. I have taught in elementary and secondary schools for a number of years. By the way, I did not originally obtain a degree in education, but in law. Yes, I am a JD. However, I decided to switch into education after I had a desire to help students to be more effective in the experience of learning. My passion is history. However, I have taught math, literacy, art, law, economics, political science, government and some science in grades 1-12.
One of the things I believe students struggle with is not knowing how they learn. All students learn differently. Unfortunately in a classroom setting one teacher cannot create a lesson plan for each of the individual learners. This is why extra tutoring is always necessary in those areas that cannot be taught in a generic fashion.
As a tutor and educator in the school system, I have seen how the special time spent with students can create a positive atmosphere in a situation that may have been hopeless. Students will gain confidence and that confidence will translate into high achievements, not for parents,but for the student himself. I hope I can assist in making that confidence and achievement a reality.
I have worked with students who were struggling and willing to give up and I have worked with parents who had almost given up. As a parent of three, I understand the frustration at times. As a school teacher I am able to relate to students at all levels. As a person of color working in diverse school systems in New York and in Connecticut, regardless of economic strata, I am very comfortable in all settings.
You do not have to be ashamed to ask for help. The only dumb question is the one not asked. Albert Einstein's teachers thought he was a handful. He was bored. Do not let anyone tell you that you cannot do what is needed. As a human being you have not scratched the surface of your intellect. I am certified in New York and Connecticut as a Social Studies teacher. I have obtained my certificate in educational leadership. I understand how teachers think and as well as how school districts operate, due to my 12-15 years in the schools of Connecticut and New York. I have taught in elementary and secondary schools for a number of years. By
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