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Carmela L.

Brooklyn, NY

$65/hour

Special Education Licensed Teacher in New York

In-person lessons

$65/Hour


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State University of Cortland
Childhood Education
CUNY Hunter
MBA

Education

State University of Cortland (Childhood Education)

CUNY Hunter (MBA)

About Carmela

I am currently a kindergarten teacher in East Flatbush, NY. I graduated Magma Cum Laude from SUNY Cortland in Early Childhood/Childhood Education. After I graduated, I received my master’s degree in Early Childhood Special Education from CUNY Hunter. I devote my life to education and equip my students with the knowledge, tools and experience to become successful in their life. As an educator I am constantly challenged to be imaginative, encouraging, be flexible and dedicated to the success of my students. I reinforce the value of differentiated instruction to maximize learning by creating interactive modeling, games and incorporate students’ personal interests to maximize student retention.

Before becoming a classroom teacher I was a personal tutor for Academic First by working with second and third graders to improve their reading and math scores. I provided modified lessons plans to meet the needs of my tutees with hands-on materials and fun engaging activities. I was also a substitute teacher for the Board of Education for grades kindergarten to fourth grade, which I taught all subject areas.

I have always enjoyed math. I believe math is taught best when incorporated with real life experiences and scenarios. In math there is no one single way to get an answer, but a string of multiple strategies that can be used to resolve a problem. I teach students to learn to dissect a problem and think of the best effective strategy. Students that can understand a problem are better equipped to find solutions to problems. My methods for teaching math is using different hands-on and visual materials to help students understand the problem.

In my classroom I work closely with one-to-one and small group instruction in literacy. With a special education background I am able to strongly pin-point students strengthens and weaknesses. My reading instruction is divided into two main parts. The first is understanding different word solving strategies. This helps students to identify blends and digraphs which is essential for students to read and identify unknown words. Second, is specific reading skills to strengthen comprehension. In my experience students struggle the most with comprehension. While many students can read a text, many struggle with retaining and understanding what they have read. Students with strong inferential and critical thinking questions do better in exams and assessments. In order to help support with comprehension, I provide different reading skill strategies while reading. In addition I support with understanding reading questions by encouraging students to provide text evidence for a strong comprehensive response.

I strongly believe that every child can learn with the necessary tools and guidance. I am passionate about using creativity to ignite student learning and believe in every student’s potential to improve.

I am eager to work with your child in ensuring academic success!
I am currently a kindergarten teacher in East Flatbush, NY. I graduated Magma Cum Laude from SUNY Cortland in Early Childhood/Childhood Education. After I graduated, I received my master’s degree in Early Childhood Special Education from CUNY Hunter. I devote my life to education and equip my students with the knowledge, tools and experience to Read more

Policies
Travel Radius
Travels within 20 miles of Brooklyn, NY 11216
In-person lessons
English:
Reading
Elementary Education:
Elementary (K-6th),
Handwriting, Reading, Study Skills

Approved subjects are in bold.

Approved subjects

In most cases, tutors gain approval in a subject by passing a proficiency exam. For some subject areas, like music and art, tutors submit written requests to demonstrate their proficiency to potential students. If a tutor is interested but not yet approved in a subject, the subject will appear in non-bold font. Tutors need to be approved in a subject prior to beginning lessons.

Elementary (K-6th)

I am a New York State certified license teacher for grades Birth to 6th grade. I have a masters degree in Early Childhood Special Education from CUNY Hunter. I have about three years of teaching experience. In addition I was a personal tutor for two years, assistant teacher and substitute teacher in NYC.

State University of Cortland
Childhood Education
CUNY Hunter
MBA

Education

State University of Cortland (Childhood Education)

CUNY Hunter (MBA)

Hourly rate

Standard Hourly Rate: $65.00

Travel policy

Carmela will travel within 20 miles of Brooklyn, NY 11216.