State University of Cortland (Childhood Education)
CUNY Hunter (MBA)
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
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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.