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Greetings! I am glad that you are searching to have your son or daughter grow in their academic comprehension! You have come to the right place. I am a current English Language Teacher (ESOL) in Washington County, and have experience as a Math and Reading Interventionist within the Howard County Public School System. I previously taught fourth grade in Washington County as well. My wife and I spent two years abroad, teaching English in China as well.
I bring a lot of energy and creativity to my job. I enjoy assisting students in getting past the initial frustrations of learning, and assist the parents in bridging the school to home learning environment. Greetings! I am glad that you are searching to have your son or daughter grow in their academic comprehension! You have come to the right place. I am a current English Language Teacher (ESOL) in Washington County, and have experience as a Math and Reading Interventionist within the Howard County Public School System. I previously taught fourth
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I am a certified elementary teacher in the state of Maryland. I have taught in Maryland for 3 1/2 years. Consequently, I have had several students with ADD/ADHD, as well as my wife, who is a middle school teacher.
As a teacher, we are responsible for bringing our students to attention and evaluating those who demonstrate possible symptoms for this condition. We, of course, do not diagnose, but can refer students to their parents to get tested.
I am a certified teacher in the state of Maryland, with a standard Professional 1 certificate. It is active and valid until Dec, 2015.
I have completed the Physical Education: Content and Design Praxis for Education, qualifying me for gym instruction.
I am slated to take the Health Praxis in May as well to receive full certification.
I am the "Wellness Ambassador" at my school, and have brought in Yoga instructors, as well as Fitness Instructors to my school.
I was on the steering community for WCPS as we planned and held a large scale Wellness Fair last month. I continue to lead both staff and students in wellness and nutrition lifestyles. I coach Girls on the Run and participate and have won local races.
I taught English overseas for two years (2008 - 2010) at Hunan Business College, Changsha, China. I taught within the international college, where my primary purpose was to prepare Chinese college students for the IELTS, and future overseas studies. I taught in the classroom, and as a personal tutor for the BEC exam as well. I utilized a variety of practices and methods. I am currently an ESOL/ELL teacher as well, where I teach English to foreign language students.
I have passed both my Praxis I and Praxis II exams. The Praxis Ii was Elem Ed content pedagogy and exercises.
I have since taken and completed the ESOL Praxis and the Physical Education: Content and Design Praxis (5095.)
I am currently studying for the Health Praxis.
I am the current Missions Director at my local church.
My wife and I served overseas in China for two years, working with numerous churches there.
Prior to this, I successfully completed a Master's level course: Perspectives on the World Christian Movement--by Fuller Theological Seminary.
I have taken a couple of ministry classes through our school of ministry class at our church as well.
With my role as Missions Director and time overseas, I am frequently in contact with people serving in areas all over the world. This has brought both an appreciation and awareness of many religions and their cultures.
I completed four years of track and field in high school, 1996-2001, went to the Maryland State Finals for three years, attended Blue Ridge running near James Madison University; one of the best running camps in the U.S.
I am a current active runner, competing in 5k's, and 10k's.