Rowan University (History Education)
To tell you a little bit about myself, I graduated with honors from Rowan University with Bachelor's degrees in Subject Matter Education and History with a concentration in African American Studies. Since completing my degrees, I have been seeking teaching and tutoring positions for grades K-12 to start as soon as possible. Since I had my first job at 14 years old, I have been working with children, and teaching was always something I knew I wanted to do as a career. My first real chance at teaching came during the final stage of my time in college--student teaching.
I completed my student teaching at a high school in Pitman, New Jersey where I created and executed lesson plans primarily in World History, applied my own classroom management plan, gave input into student grades, and became involved with the community by volunteering with the tennis team and frequently communicating with parents. In addition to my fifteen week clinical practice, I took on a maternity-leave replacement position for six weeks last spring at a high school for girls in Teaneck, New Jersey where I taught U.S. History to 11th grade students. I was pleased and honored to be offered this position because it put me back into the Social Studies classroom, which is something I have longed for since completing my clinical practice. From March to April, I produced and implemented lesson plans for the Pre-Civil War Era often using primary source document-based questioning and small-group analysis and discussion. I also guided students through the various steps of constructing a final research-based term paper. This experience was short, but gave me great enjoyment as well as the opportunity to insightfully reflect on how I can better myself as a Social Studies teacher in the future. I hope for the chance to bring what I have learned from this experience and my student teaching experience to the table with your child.
I am currently employed by the Passaic Valley Regional High School District where I have been a Special Education aide for a cognitive-impaired student since April of 2013. My responsibilities include one-on-one assistance in her academic classes as well as providing her with positive reinforcement and encouragement. The 2013-2014 school year has given me the new opportunity to be a World History tutor for a student with Autism, as well as the chance to co-teach and provide in-class support in more History classes. This experience so far has given me a new-found passion for Special Education, so much so that I am considering going back to school for my Special Education certification. Given the opportunity, I intend to demonstrate my creativity, diligent work ethic, rapport with students and parents, and determination for student success for your child like I had done with my previous students.
Throughout my experiences teaching children, I have developed an attitude which could benefit the future of education. My teaching philosophy is not only that all children can learn, but that all children can want to learn. I believe that teachers/tutors are at the foundation for sparking student interest in the classroom. Without innovative means of instruction, teachers will not interest their students in the content of study, and if students are not interested, they will not be engaged. I want my future students to learn while participating and engaging in my lessons, instead of making me do all of the talking. I hope to demonstrate this philosophy with your child.
To tell you a little bit about myself, I graduated with honors from Rowan University with Bachelor's degrees in Subject Matter Education and History with a concentration in African American Studies. Since completing my degrees, I have been seeking teaching and tutoring positions for grades K-12 to start as soon as possible. Since I had my first
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I have a NJ Teaching Certificate of Eligibility with Advanced Standing for a Teacher of Social Studies, and I currently work as a Social Studies teacher for high school aged Special Education students. I am able to modify lessons and accommodate my students based on their needs, and I have tutored students in groups and one-to-one settings in multiple subjects the past.