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Villanova University (Theatre. Math minor)
Salem State College (MEd)
American International College (Other)
For the past 10 years, I have been a 7th and 8th grade math teacher. I am a Highly Qualified Teacher with my MA Professional Teaching Math License (5 - 8) with a SEI endorsement from the DESE. I enjoy working with diverse groups of students. My classes vary between honors and heterogeneous inclusion classes. I have earned three college degrees: American International College: Certificate of Advanced Graduate Studies in School Leadership, Principal/ Assistant Principal license (K - 8) , Summa Cum Laude; Salem State College: Masters in Education, Middle School Mathematics, Summa Cum Laude; Villanova University: BA: Theatre major, minor in math. Prior to my career in education, I worked for many years in a corporate culture. Prior to that, I made a living for 7 years in NYC as an actor, singer, dancer, and production stagehand. Teaching might be one of the hardest jobs I have had, but it is also one of the most rewarding and meaningful jobs I have done.
Tutoring students, individually or in small group, enables me to hear a students(s) thought process as they explain their strategy of how to approach a problem. As I listen to their reasoning, I am able to identify immediately where their misunderstanding occurs. I do not believe in giving a student the answer. However, through the process of questioning a student, I help them realize that with their knowledge they can clarify their misunderstanding. This is exciting to me because I am able to work with the student at their own pace. If a students grasps a concept, then we can move on towards other mathematical topics or objectives. I have tutored students in the 4th grade by working on foundational number sense concepts on up to Algebra II Honors students in high school. I welcome the opportunity to tutor your son or daughter in math. I tutor students either at home as long as an adult is present or I tutor your child at the local library. Prior to tutoring a student, I inform parents/ guardians that I will only tutor a student as long as they need it. When the student no longer need my help, you will be the first to know. We all work hard for our money so I will never take some one's money if there is no need. For the past 10 years, I have been a 7th and 8th grade math teacher. I am a Highly Qualified Teacher with my MA Professional Teaching Math License (5 - 8) with a SEI endorsement from the DESE. I enjoy working with diverse groups of students. My classes vary between honors and heterogeneous
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I love math!
I enjoy tutoring students because it provides me with an opportunity to dissect a students mis-understanding so they can clarify their reasoning. I have tutored students from the 4th grade to 11th grade (Pre-Calculus). At this time, I would only want to tutor up to Algebra II. I've worked with students who have had a wide variety of learning disabilities to honors students taking the private high school math placement test. One of my tenets, which I share with a parent or guardian is this... the minute your child no longer needs my help as a tutor, I will let you know. Sometimes, I have tutored someone 2 or 3 times to resolve an issue or get them caught up in math class. I do this because I will not take a parent's or guardian's money when my services are no longer needed.
I am an "out of the box thinker" who uses a variety of tutoring methods and approaches in order for a student to grasp and deepen their understanding of the concept.
Recently completed my Certificate of Advance Graduate Studies in School Administration at American International College. I have my Principal/ Assistant Principal license for grades K-8. My goal is to be an educational leader of a school. Due to the myriad of changes in technology and curriculum i.e. common core and math practices, I want to help teachers communicate vertically and horizontally to streamline and collaboratively develop Units/ lessons using UbD. This summer I took a Professional Development course on a new software program called Strategic Design, which incorporated UbD and Bloom's Taxonomy.
I competed my MEd. in Middle School Math earning my Initial MA Teaching licensure in Math (5-8).
My undergraduate degree was a B.A. as a Theatre major with a minor in Math.
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When I started teaching at my school, 60% of the students were getting a Warning and 0% scored Advanced. Therefore, I started an after school peer tutoring program. I was always available to help a students learn even if that meant working with students to 5pm. Last year, only 15% of my students scored a Warning and 12% scored Advance. My Student Growth Percentile has been consistently in the 60 to 70% range for the past several years.
I have my MA Professional Teaching license in Math grades 5-8. I have taught 7th and 8th grade math classes for 10 years. My school has full inclusion classes, which has provided me with co-teaching opportunities with the Special Education teacher. My students have ranged from low functioning to autistic. On the other hand, I have taught honors leveled classes in both Pre-algebra and Algebra I. (I have tutored students in Geometry and Algebra II Honors.)