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Emory University (Art history)
City University of New York Hunter College School of Education (Enrolled)
I am an experienced reading, vocabulary, spelling and creative writing tutor as well as a certified children's yoga instructor. This background helps me to take a holistic view of education and be a compassionate observant educator. I have worked with students with and without learning disabilities and look for ways to accommodate different learning styles with my growing toolbox teaching strategies.
I am currently employed at PS 40 in Gramercy as a TA for a 3rd grade classroom. Additionally, I'm a Kaplan K12 after-school instructor specializing in remediation and test prep for students in grades 3-8. I am pursuing and plan to be NYS certified to teach grades 1-6 with an M.S. In Childhood Education from Hunter College in June 2015. Additionally, I am pursuing professional development training to become a Wilson Level 1 certified tutor.
The poet Mary Oliver provides the following lessons for living a life: "Pay attention. Be astonished. Tell about it." These three simple instructions shape my teaching philosophy. Children are by nature curious and observant and these characteristics partnered with confidence to express themselves will help them soar academically. I strive to support students to achieve their full potential in school and their bright futures ahead. I am an experienced reading, vocabulary, spelling and creative writing tutor as well as a certified
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With training in Wilson Reading Program, Just Words and the Orton Gillingham approach to instructing students with learning disabilities, I am a patient, observant and sympathetic instructor eager to help struggling readers overcome obstacles to achievement. Working for a branch of the International Dyslexia Association for 6 years made me an advocate and cheerleader for students with learning differences.
Through years working for a learning disabilities advocacy organization and studying for a Masters in Childhood Education, I'm familiar with the New York State Learning Standards and the incoming Common Core State Standards and have a strong grasp on what elementary students are studying, their reading levels, and needs to succeed in school.
I have training in Wilson Reading Program, Just Words and the Orton Gillingham approach to instructing students with learning disabilities, as well as vocabulary, comprehension, creative writing and social studies literacy. I am a patient, observant and sympathetic instructor eager to help struggling readers and writers overcome obstacles to achievement.
Projecting confidence and a strong handle on the material being presented are key factors to effective public speaking. Through years of presenting historical lessons, teaching classrooms and classes in public speaking, I have picked up strategies that will help the most uneasy public speaker to command attention and enjoy presenting. We'll cover effectively using visual aids, PowerPoint presentations and how to engage an audience among other crucial factors to presenting to a group.
I have worked one on one with students reading on and below grade level to assist with decoding and comprehension using games, teaching strategies, and patience, and I look forward to helping your child improve their reading competence and confidence!
With training in Wilson Reading Program, Just Words and the Orton Gillingham approach to instructing students with learning disabilities, I am a patient, observant and sympathetic instructor eager to help struggling readers overcome obstacles to achievement.
My background includes tutoring in creative writing and explanatory writing for grades K-6. Additionally, I have experience as a grant writer and copy editor for professional publications. I strive to help students find their voice and express their point of view to the best of their abilities.
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