University of Southern Maine (Elementary Education)
Working with children & helping out children younger than me has always been my passion. I grew up on a dead end street where many large families lived. Growing up, I always played teacher with my sisters and spent most of my middle school and early high school years babysitting all of the children younger than me on my street. Even at a young age, I showed that I was meant to teach by helping everyone out with their homework when I babysat them. When I started to out grow my babysitting years, I looked into working at daycares and early childhood learning centers. I worked at Duck Pond Day Care floating throughout the entire center, working with infant to six years old. My most recent job was my second childcare center called KinderCare Learning Centers. I was a preschool teacher at KinderCare for about six months until I went back to school full time. At KinderCare I taught my preschoolers reading, writing, science, and math daily as well as Spanish throughout the week. I also have experience volunteering for tutoring at the Boys and Girls Club, Gorham Middle School for adults learning English as a second language, and Buxton Elementary School for children in the resource room with special needs.
Now, I attend the University of Southern Maine and am in my third year of completing my bachelors. Next year I will be graduating with a bachelor's in English with a K-8 Teacher Certification and a minor in Early Childhood Education. I work very well with children & I love making a connection with all of my students. I hope to make a positive impact on many students' education through tutoring. Working with children & helping out children younger than me has always been my passion. I grew up on a dead end street where many large families lived. Growing up, I always played teacher with my sisters and spent most of my middle school and early high school years babysitting all of the children younger than me on my street. Even at a young
In most cases, tutors gain approval in a subject by passing a proficiency exam. For some subject areas, like music and art, tutors submit written requests to demonstrate their proficiency to potential students. If a tutor is interested but not yet approved in a subject, the subject will appear in non-bold font. Tutors need to be approved in a subject prior to beginning lessons.
My major is English with a K-8 Teacher Certification. So, all of my classes for the Education Department help teach me how to properly teach children within those grades. Throughout my college career so far I have had many field experiences where I've been in the classroom learning things from teachers in the field today.