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Bachelor of Arts (Comm Research)
University of the Philippines (Other)
Mabuhay! Long live! I am committed in helping a student learn by developing an intrinsic love for learning and by making it fun. I have been teaching for the past seven years in public elementary schools with gifted, academically challenged and English as a Second Language (ESL) students. Because of this, I use different strategies to reach my student’s potential capitalizing on each child’s multiple intelligence (e.g., visual, kinesthetic, verbal, and musical, etc.) to make learning more enjoyable and effective. I graduated from UNCC in 2013 with a GPA of 3.8 and a degree of Graduate Certificate in Teaching majoring in English as a Second Language.
I am certified in ESL from K-12. I can tutor in different subject areas from K-7 and in English and Writing from K-12. I came to the United States from another country, the Philippines, in 1994. Thus, I have to learn English, myself, together with my native language Filipino since I was six years old. Being fluent in two languages, English and Filipino, and being able to converse in basic Spanish helped me to be flexible not only in language but likewise in my thought processes and methods of teaching, as well. Furthermore, my background helped me to understand the struggles that students face in knowing and mastering the different subject areas. But have no fear! I am here! I can give your child extra exercises for homework or an alternate activity, depending on your child’s ability, interests and threshold level.
As I progress in helping your child academically, my goal is for him or her to eventually be doing things independently while instilling confidence in themselves. I strive for an open communication with the parent, knowing the child’s strengths and weaknesses, and other factors important to your child’s developmental progress. It is my belief that the best way for a child to develop is from a holistic point of view. I will try to be flexible with my time and I do need at least an 8-hour notice in case you wanted to cancel a tutorial. In those cases, a makeup class can also be arranged.
I look forward to hearing from you. It is my pleasure and privilege to be a part of your child’s academic success.
Mabuhay! Long live! I am committed in helping a student learn by developing an intrinsic love for learning and by making it fun. I have been teaching for the past seven years in public elementary schools with gifted, academically challenged and English as a Second … Read more
I have been teaching in the elementary grades for the past seven years. I served initially as a teacher assistant in title 1 classrooms, and also to the TD/gifted students, ESL students, and students who were ESL and EC at the same time. I've collaborated with classroom teachers and had to undergo various trainings in order to be able to serve in challenging schools. Then in the past two years, I worked as an ESL/Bilingual teacher in fourth and second grade in a title one school with a huge population of ESL students. This job required me to do a lot of differentiation to reach my students in all subjects areas: English, Math, Social Studies, Science and Writing in order to make input comprehensible for students of various learning abilities including students who spoke little or no English at all.
Study skills is very important to a child's success. Without knowledge and practice, it would be hard for a child to be successful academically if study skills are lacking. I am currently teaching a seventh grader the right study skills because he has not been taught nor guided consistently. I have to create my own instruments or checklist and a reward system for the child to stay tuned to his studies. I also taught my son, who is now in sixth grade and is doing successfully in school the right study skills in his elementary grades. Now, he just studies on his own.