Coastal Carolina University (Special Education)
Barry University (Enrolled)
My name is Stephanie. I have been teaching for the past 3 years as a Special Educator at the elementary level. Prior to that, I taught English abroad on a little island named American Samoa to individuals who speak English as a second language. I have been tutoring for about 10 years, ranging from students with special needs to individuals preparing for standardized assessments. I am currently in graduate school at Barry University, studying to become an Occupational Therapist. One of the many reasons why I enjoy tutoring is because I enjoy individualizing instruction to best fit the needs of my students. By truly individualizing instruction, and assessing their needs, you see the most academic progress and growth.
Being a more recent teacher, I have been taught Common Core in college and also in multiple training's. I am skilled at Common Core math and teaching students how to master math skills by using the methods taught in Common Core. With that being said, I teach students the different skills needed in Common Core assessment, but value their individual methods for solving equations.
I am a certified special education teacher K-12, but have primarily taught in Elementary education. I teach in differentiation of all elementary academics: Math, English Language Arts, Science, and Social Studies.
Phonic instruction is my specialty. My phonic instruction includes introducing a phoneme or morpheme and then allowing the child to build upon that word. Ultimately, the child will use that phonic skill to segment, read, and build multi-syllabic words.
My name is Stephanie. I have been teaching for the past 3 years as a Special Educator at the elementary level. Prior to that, I taught English abroad on a little island named American Samoa to individuals who speak English as a second language. I have been tutoring for about 10 years, ranging from students with special needs to
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As a general education teacher, I have been working with Common Core for the past 4 years. Common Core is a great approach to understanding the reasoning behind the common algorithms we tend to use. By teaching the student why we are performing the actions, and then how to solve it, they get a deeper understanding of concepts.
For the past 3 years I have been working as an elementary school teacher, in grades ranging from K-3. I have also been an active tutor in my school, specifically in the intermediate grades of 3-5.
Teaching phonic skills is one of my favorite lessons. I typically begin by teaching how to identify vowel and vowel sounds. Then I teach how to read words using syllables. Lastly, the student will use the given skills to read multi-syllabic words.