Western Michigan University (English)
For the past 16 years, I have been surrounded by all types of kids! I have run a daycare, in which I have created lesson plans for the youngest of infants, as well as, preteens!
I am a certified teacher in the areas of English (Reading, Writing, and Literature) and sociology, but I have gained my real knowledge through directly working with students. I have worked at a preschool, teaching 3-5 year olds reading skills, and I have had several students reading on their own before they started kindergarten! I have run my own daycare, in which I have taught children how to write their letters before they went to preschool. I have worked in an elementary school with an autistic child who couldn't speak, and within the year, he could speak his alphabet and the sounds all of the letters make and how to write his letters. I currently work with middle school students in reading, writing, and grammar skills. I have seen the students' growth as they have been able to work with me in a 1:1 setting.
It is very rewarding to me to see the students' eyes light up when they finally understand something. I make it a personal mission to teach something in as many different ways possible until a student understands. I try to get to know a student's likes and dislikes so I may incorporate them into a lesson. I am not afraid to step out of the box. Teaching and learning is a passion of mine and all children deserve to feel that spark of genius that is within each of them. For the past 16 years, I have been surrounded by all types of kids! I have run a daycare, in which I have created lesson plans for the youngest of infants, as well as, preteens!
I am a certified teacher in the areas of English (Read more
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I currently teach a class at a middle school to help students who are struggling with organization, studying, and basic skills. I teach and practice various skills with students so that they can find a study skill that best fits their ability to learn.