Western State College (History)
I have been employed as an intervention coordinator at Port Huron High School for over 3 years. Prior to that I performed various duties for the PHASD. As intervention coordinator I have been helping 9th graders pass U.S. History, Biology, Algebra 1, ELA 9, and Health. During my tenure there I have grown to love what I do. Seeing a student reach that critical moment of understanding is truly uplifting. Seeing confidence grow as students' understanding grows is fulfilling.
I have literally helped hundreds of students with the above subjects. Helping them is more than an academic endeavor. Over the years we have developed rapport and the kids have been made to feel like they are part of a community at PH.
I can reduce the problems to levels the students can understand. I dispose of jargon and use a common sense approach to problem solving.
I understand word roots and can help students connect words to contexts, thus helping them to remember word meanings through mnemonic devices.
I have a B.A. in History and have an energetic style that helps drive the concepts home for the students. History is gibberish without connections, and I help students understand that without understanding the past, we cannot fully relate to where we are now.
I have been employed as an intervention coordinator at Port Huron High School for over 3 years. Prior to that I performed various duties for the PHASD. As intervention coordinator I have been helping 9th graders pass U.S. History, Biology, Algebra 1, ELA 9, and Health. During my tenure there I have grown to love what I do. Seeing a student reach
I have an innate understanding of algebraic processes. While in college I tested out of my math requirements. The knowledge I have has carried on into my current occupation, where guiding 9th graders in algebra is a daily occurrence.
I have helped well over 300 students gain an understanding of the events and people who have shaped the United States. I have a B.A. in History and as a matter of course have taken a few U.S. History classes in my time. My energetic approach to the subject matter also helps students to remember the concepts being relayed.
I have extensive knowledge of national boundaries, cultures, and interrelationships throughout my studies. I also have knowledge of Earth process in relation to geology and meteorology (I considered minoring in geology at WSC, so I took classes; I received the highest grade in my world geography class at WSC)
In the past I have gone to great lengths to help students learn Geometry. Giving concrete visual aides is key to developing an understanding of Geometry. The abstract is difficult for most people to comprehend, so putting the concepts of Geometry into real-world applications is a must.
Given my innate knowledge of Algebraic concepts, pre- Algebra is a natural fit for my talents. My approach to the subject is to get students to love numbers and how they develop into a "language". Once the concept of the language of math is understood, students come to terms with the value of math in their lives.
Being a History buff, a knowledge of vocabulary is tantamount to understanding historical events. Having written term and research papers in pursuit of my degree, I needed to expand my vocabulary so as to give the subject matter a sense of life. An understanding of terms give valuable context for students to understand place names and even their own surnames. I use etymology to pique interest, then from there we move forward into terms students need to succeed in classes.
My educational endeavors led me to earn a B.A. degree in History. My class-load emphasis was in European History, so it rounded my knowledge of world events. Again, my passion for the subject and energetic delivery keep students engaged and interested. I use anecdotal information to help students get a grasp as to why events occurred.