Illinois State University (History SS)
Eureka College (Other)
Eureka College (Graduate Coursework)
Dear Sir or Madam:
As someone with an admiration for working with students and a person with a passion for both special education and history, I feel it would be most laudable of you to consider me for filling the position of Tutor for your child. As a second generation teacher I have had friends and family work in education over the years and I have come to admire the good that comes from WyzAnt.
Growing up just outside Peoria, I have a more personal connection to both the students in the classroom and the parents at home. My father worked at and retired from Caterpillar while my mother taught middle school English locally. I know what it is like to be a student in local schools. I attended Illinois Central College after my high school graduation, not unlike how some of your children will. I worked locally while I earned an Associate’s Degree. After that, I attended Illinois State University where my passion for history helped me acquire a Bachelor’s Degree. Over the years, my passion for history led to a passion for teaching and education. It was because of this passion for working with children that I moved back to the Peoria area after I married and got a job working with children in social services. However, working with the children in a residential setting wasn't enough for me. I wanted to be “on the front lines” of education. This brought me to Eureka College, where I earned a teaching certification in History/Social Sciences and eventually, a Special Education Certification. My academic and real world experiences now allow me to bring creative thinking, passion, articulation, and a love of learning into the classroom. I can relate to the students and help encourage them to achieve both their academic and life goals. I have the passion to teach them about reading, writing, math, history, and life along with the passion to continue learning how to teach them.
Over the years I have had many opportunities to reflect upon my own teaching philosophy. While at ICC I tried several times to take and pass Early Western Civilization. It wasn't until I signed up for the course when it was being taught by a new professor that I actually passed the class. This professor would use analogies that made sense to me in order teach concepts related to history. While studying history at ISU, I encountered professors that encouraged me to think critically and creatively. This, too, carried over into my teaching philosophy. I want to convey the content on terms that my students will understand, yet I also want them to be able to analyze the information and process informed results. I have found the best way to accomplish this is to let them discover their own methods while I guide them. I have failed more than a few times in my life, yet, I learn from these mistakes and turn them into experiences to grow from. This is how I want my own students to feel. Failure can be turned into a learning experience for my students. It is because of my diverse experiences, fluid teaching philosophy, and passion for both content and education that I feel I would make an excellent tutor for your child.
Thank you for taking the time to consider me as your students tutor.
Dear Sir or Madam:
As someone with an admiration for working with students and a person with a passion for both special education and history, I feel it would be most laudable of you to consider me for filling the position of Tutor for your child. As a second generation teacher I have had friends and family work in education over the years
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