Richard Stockton University (Speech Pathology)
Nova Southeastern University (Master's)
I have been working with children between ages 2-18 for over six years. While my main area of focus has been diagnosing and treating speech-language and cognitive disorders, it was the joy of teaching that led me into my field. As a child I enjoyed reading and learning, and was often searching for new things to learn independently. My experiences have exposed me to a variety of subject areas, instructional methods, and types of learners, which helps me adapt the educational setting to the needs and interests of each individual student.
Even as a teenager, I enjoyed helping others in any way I could, which made teaching both interesting and fulfilling. At just age 14, I began to teach a close friends little brother how to play the guitar- this young man has been touring the world as a musician for the past 4 years! While the level of growth may be different for all of us, the thing I love the most is to be able to help others meet their needs or goals, and have them leave each session with more interest and passion for the subject than they had going into it!
Well, the dozens of classes I have taken related to anatomy, physiology, speech and hearing sciences, biology, biochemistry, microbiology, and....i believe you catch my drift! I have always been an avid reader and have a keen interest in scientific methods and practices.
I spent six years teaching in NJ public schools, and in that time spent a lot of time studying the standards and qualifications.
I have been reading about American history ever since I was about 6 years old, and began my college career pursuing a teaching degree in History. It has always been my passion, there is so much to learn from and study from our past!
Being a speech language specialist has made me empathetic and conscious of the needs of students with ADD/ADHD. Having worked with students of all ages and variety has taught me how to approach each case subjectively in order to maximize their potential!
Anyone can go to 7 years of college, read hundreds of books, and teach students. But it takes a special educator with the passion, interest, and motivation to get the most out of those they instruct. My goal is to breed not only academic excellence, but also a love for learning and make the experience special. I have been working with children between ages 2-18 for over six years. While my main area of focus has been diagnosing and treating speech-language and cognitive disorders, it was the joy of teaching that led me into my field. As a child I enjoyed reading and learning, and was often searching for new things to learn independently. My experiences
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