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Lincoln University (Health and PE)
Wilmington University (MEd)
I consider myself be an agent for change in student growth and development. Enhancing the academic growth and development of students is my major goal, through smart work, dedication, and discipline.
My professional career began as a first grade teacher. Educating students in a self-contained setting and preparing them for the next grade level was my first professional objective. In doing so, I became "Teacher of the Year" my first year as an educator.
My strengths in my first year were: my ability to maintain an organized learning environment, ability to adapt to the various needs of diverse students and move them forward academically. I provided students many opportunities to be successful.
I have several years of experience as a master teacher, preparing new educators for classroom readiness. This duty involved modeling lessons, helping educators create effective lesson plans, and giving tips to educators of how to relate to students despite their academic need.
For the last seven years, I have gained experience as a lead administrator in a public education setting, serving students in grades 5-12. Being in that setting, I have constructed curriculum for middle school and high school students. I have taught classes ranging from high school English, to algebra, to African studies, to health, etc. In my latter years in this position, I helped to create college readiness exam classes such as SAT reading prep as well as SAT math prep.
Having a master's degree in school leadership combined with 14 years of experience in school settings from an educator and administrators perspective sets me apart from many people. Understanding how to meet the needs of children from an administrative and educator level affords me the skill set needed to pinpoint student's specific needs.
My tutoring methods are first connecting student interests with the academic deficiency, or skills needing improvement. Showing children the relationship between what they like and what they need to know is the easiest way to infuse an academic concept in their mind. Once that is established, we have to create an organized regiment the child can learn and use long after our sessions are over. We create a foundation for learning that can be used for years so come in various topics. Once that's established we must be consistent in our efforts. I consider myself be an agent for change in student growth and development. Enhancing the academic growth and development of students is my major goal, through smart work, dedication, and discipline.
My professional career began as a first grade teacher. Educating
So far (4 tutoring sessions in), Rob has been a great tutor to my 7-year-old son. He is very patient with him and encouraging. I am very happy to have found Rob, and I feel my son will greatly benefit from his help during the summer months.
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I played 3 years of varsity high school basketball.
I played one year semi-professional basketball.
I coached a YMCA 10 and under basketball team.
I coached a middle school boys and girls club basketball team.
I have taught chess to children ranging from ages 7 to 18 over the years. I had a chess club that I taught for two years in an elementary school setting and I taught another chess club in a middle/high school setting for 4 years.
I have taught 1st grade for 3 years, mentored 2nd grade for 1 year. I served as a master teacher providing curriculum tips for 1-3rd grade 1 year. I have also developed curriculum for 5/6th graders 4 years
While in college I was a certified life guard. I also acted as a personal trainer helping young women lose weight using pool workouts, road running and fitness exercises. I worked as a fitness trainer at a local YMCA for 3 years. I have a health/physical education degree.
I taught 1st grade Reading/Language Arts for 5 years, 5–9th grade English for 6 years, and 11th and 12th grade English for 2 years. I am currently teaching Reading comprehension to grades 3, 4, 5, 6, 7, 8.
I have taught a number of study skills classed in an upper elementary, middle and high school setting for more than 6 years. Some of the classes I taught regarding proper study skills were "Test taking strategies, SAT prep and PSSA prep."