Montclair State University (English)
During the past 15 years I have had the privilege of working with students of varying ages and from multiple backgrounds.
As a teacher of English, Literature and Creative Writing for high school students, a teacher of students with learning disabilities and related challenges, and an ESL teacher for children and adults, I have successfully supported my students in their intellectual, social and emotional growth.
My philosophy of teaching centers on creating a comfortable and trusting learning environment, meeting students at their level and raising the bar, and continuously acknowledging their efforts and success.
My experience working with learning delayed preschool students and with high school students with learning disabilities has heightened my compassion and understanding for these special challenges and how unique each student truly is. Therefore, I specialize in individualizing my approach to each student's learning.
During the summer my schedule offers greater flexibility and I am available to work with students at their home or a local library on Independent Reading Projects, reading skills, organizational and study skills, and preparations for the following school year. I am comfortable utilizing material provided by students' school districts, as well as providing my own supplementary materials.
I look forward to speaking with you. During the past 15 years I have had the privilege of working with students of varying ages and from multiple backgrounds.
As a teacher of English, Literature and Creative Read more
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This September I will begin my fifth year at Community High School, in Teaneck, NJ. Our school is designed for students who have learning disabilities and other challenges. Four years of experience has taught me how to effectively teach students in grades 9-12 in the subjects of English, Literature, and Creative Writing. Some of the techniques that I employ to reach my students include reading IEPs, breaking lessons and assignments into their smallest parts, utilizing graphic organizers and rubrics, repetition, and providing alternate assessments.