Teaching Foundations Up
Teaching Foundations Up
Hello! I graduated from the Schreyer Honors College at the Pennsylvania State University, with a bachelor degree in Biochemistry and Molecular Biology. After graduation I worked at University of Pennsylvania’s School of Medicine, doing cancer research. But because of my personal commitment to children and healthy families, and strongly believing that education is what opens doors for them, I changed my career to teaching and received my Master degree in education from Drexel University, receiving PA certifications in Biology and Chemistry. While my first love is Biology and Chemistry, I am also committed to helping and getting students to work on their skills in mathematics and language arts, because these skills are the foundation for all other learning.
My formal teaching experiences include student teaching Honors and AP Biology at Lower Merion High School, substitute teaching at various charter schools in the Philadelphia region, and teaching Biology, Anatomy & Physiology, and Chemistry in the School District of Philadelphia. My other teaching-related (volunteer) experiences include teaching and directing the curriculum for the pre-school children at my home church in Lansdale, PA, coordinating a summer science program in Northeast Philly, and directing the math-reading curriculum for a summer camp in North Philly.
Two years ago, I left the classroom to help my mother and presently I am pursuing a Masters in Biochemistry to return to the industry. Nonetheless, I want to continue to work with students through tutoring, particularly providing intervention for students who are below their grade level for math and reading. Having had classroom teaching experience, I understand that a teacher with multiple classes of thirty students do not have the resources (of time) to provide each student with individual attention and to develop appropriately sequenced and leveled materials to meet individual needs and realistically catch them up. My personal tutoring objective is to work with diverse urban youth who are below grade level in reading, writing, and math to support them in achieving success in these critical foundational areas, which makes the other subject matters accessible to them.
I look forward to working with students one-on-one, advocating for both the student and teacher and hopefully supporting the circle of communication between the student, the family, and the school.
I have high expectations and do expect to see a lot of hard work, productivity, progress and a regular evaluation of student skills in desired areas of focus, helping students be unashamed to work on weakness in the direction of change and improvement. Cheers to building strong foundations for current learning and beyond.
Caroline hasn’t set a schedule.