Valdosta State University (Education)
I began teaching in 1994 taking a job teaching 8th grade Science. I was fortunate enough to attend a Science presentation given by the University of Alabama that made learning science FUN!! My district allowed us to try it at the 8th grade level and it worked so well it was implemented in all grades 6-8. I was then assigned to teach Gifted Studies grades 6-8. As the content was American and World History I really enjoyed teaching the classes. I also taught one year of 8th grade English. I was offered the chance to transfer to teach 10-12 History and really enjoyed teaching the full scope of high school History classes. These included World History, American History, American Government, Economics and Sociology . I also taught credit recovery classes and GED, SAT and ACT prep.
I have tutored many students both on a voluntary basis and for payment. I believe some students need tutoring for a variety of reasons including an alternate method of instruction or perhaps just a fresh voice and content presentation.
Have used a variety of instructional methods to assist students and prepare them for mastery of content area. As ACT Science relies heavily on reading and answering questions pertaining to the reading, I use several tried and true methods to help students succeed.
I have an in-depth knowledge of Government and love to lead students to a better understanding of THEIR government, especially the Constitution. I love to assist them, using current events, to show how the Constitution is a "living document", and how it impacts citizens.
I look forward to helping students to achieve their goals and will use methods I know will encourage and promote the learning process. I never give up on a student and believe in them until success is achieved. I began teaching in 1994 taking a job teaching 8th grade Science. I was fortunate enough to attend a Science presentation given by the University of Alabama that made learning science FUN!! My district allowed us to try it at the 8th grade level and it worked so well it was implemented in all grades 6-8. I was then assigned to teach Gifted Studies
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