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Spelman College (B.A) (Global Health)
American University (Graduate Coursework)
Hey there before we start pursuing your academic goals here is a little bit about me.
I have a BA in International Studies minor in Public Health from Spelman College and a Global Studies certificate from American University. While at American University I worked for Joint Council on International Children's Services. (Can you tell I love to travel- fun fact: I've been to 18 different countries!) Currently, I am a document specialist for the communicable disease surveillance team at the health department. In college, I excelled in my math and science based health classes like Epidemiology. I enjoyed most the ones that required reading comprehension and critical thinking like English and Anthropology. My boss tells me I landed the interview because of my degree but my passion for helping people is what got me the job. Neither my love for health, nor helping people began at my health department interview, but back in 2007 at my first job. I was 15 and employed by St. Louis Children’s hospital, as a Sickle Cell Camp Crescent counselor. During this summer I led recreational activities, but also counseled life issues, such as falling behind in school, to youth with Sickle Cell Disease. Throughout high school I continued this kind of work as a Dream Center volunteer. I traveled to New York City and Los Angeles to work with DCFS on a program that connected inner-city youth to educational & health resources. Now, you’re probably thinking this does nothing but prove my love for working with children, but what about my ability to tutor/teach.
Luckily, my history of working with children led to being selected for a scholarship that would test my teaching abilities. As UPS Scholar in college I was required to be a classroom assistant in an Atlanta elementary school. Working in a classroom for children with academic and behavioral problems I was able to learn the strengths and pitfalls of special education programs like IEPs and 504 plans. I continued tutoring by volunteering at the Illinois School for Autism for the following two summers and as a Neighborhood Mathematica tutor at a day school for Hispanic students. Those summers strengthened my Spanish to a proficient level and led to a year of studying and practicing American Sign Language (ASL). My patience, dedication and experience afforded me the opportunity to provide care for a family with an intelligent little boy with 1p36 deletion syndrome, who is never shy to correct my ASL. These experiences shaped my tutoring styles and showed me that when you spend just as much time boosting students’ confidence as you do on teaching a lesson the results are astounding.
I am willing to tutor any subject for elementary (K-6th), junior high and special education. I have always enjoyed and excelled at my studies and therefore, am willing to tutor the subjects I am confident and well versed in for students high school level and above. My strongest subjects for these grade levels are English and any humanities courses. My tutoring style usually involves some form of hands on method that makes the subject come to life and enjoyable to learn. This method involves having the students work through the problems out loud, explaining each step to me and then me filling in where there might have been an error or misstep. If it’s a topic completely misunderstood I will explain the steps to them and then have them work through a problem with me. I give students memorization tips, cues to look for, and study tips to aid in those in class and moments when we are not together. Understanding that every student is different I like to assess and communicate with the student and parents so that I may tutor in a manner the student learns best. I will use multiple and combinations of methods that utilize the skills and strengths of the student and results in the best comprehension and scores.
I am energetic and patient which has helped me these many years of tutoring. I have tons of educational and creative ideas catered for all age groups. To learn more about these and other experiences and qualifications I encourage you to let me know if you need any additional information or documents. I have a gentle nature and a keen sense of humor that help me in gaining trust so that I may help increase self-esteem and scores. I would love the opportunity to work with you or your child! I look forward to hearing from you with positive response about connecting ! Hey there before we start pursuing your academic goals here is a little bit about me.
I have a BA in International Studies minor in Public Health from Spelman College and a Global Studies certificate from American University. While at American University I worked for Joint Council on International Children's Services. (Can you tell I
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