Elmhurst College (History)
Loyola University Chicago (MEd)
I am a graduate of Elmhurst College, having received my Bachelor of Arts in History with a minor in Communication Studies. I am currently pursuing an M.Ed in Elementary Education from Loyola University Chicago and have broad plans to eventually pursue a doctorate in educational administration. I discovered my passion for teaching towards the end of my undergraduate career and have been working on helping others flourish academically ever since. I am certified to tutor a wide variety of subjects, though I am very passionate about English, Public Speaking, and elementary level subjects. I believe that the ability to utilize the spoken and written word is essential to function in society and that there is no limit to what can be achieved with strong communication skills. My teaching philosophy is that any student can learn and that education does not have to be boring! Teaching requires discovering the student's strengths and passions and tailoring creative educational approaches that connect with the student's interests. I love incorporating games and activities into my sessions! My outside activities and interests include theater, improv comedy, color guard, Drum Corps International, reading new books and obsessively rereading my old favorites, video games, and exploring the local forest preserve.
I am a graduate of Elmhurst College, having received my Bachelor of Arts in History with a minor in Communication Studies. I am currently pursuing an M.Ed in Elementary Education from Loyola University Chicago and have broad plans to eventually pursue a doctorate in educational administration. I discovered my passion for teaching towards the end
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I have experience tutoring elementary students. I am also currently pursuing my M.Ed in Elementary Education, and my program is field based. This means that I have been in classrooms interacting with students and participating in lessons since the beginning of the program.
I am currently taking coursework in literacy instruction with a heavy emphasis on phonics. I understand the major principles of phonics as well as numerous methods for teaching phonics. I have already designed lesson plan for phonics instruction as part of my coursework.
I currently teach Torah School, and I have an in-depth knowledge of Judaism. However, I have also had a deep interest in world religions and I have done in depth study on Christianity, Islam, and Buddhism. I also have a B.A. in History.
I have participated in various forms of theater throughout college, including productions and improv comedy. I have taken theater classes (both methods and history) and I have been very passionate about theater since I was a child.