I currently work at a middle school teaching Reading Comprehension with 6-8 grade students. My master's degree is in Literacy K-12 and I am two graduate classes away from obtaining a second master's degree in Special Education. My undergraduate degree is from SUNY Cortland with a bachelors degree in Childhood Education with a concentration in English. I graduated with a 3.63 (magna cum laude) GPA and was involved in Education club and Habitat for Humanity.
My goal is to help students achieve the high expectations that our education system requires because I believe every child is capable with proper mentoring. When teachers get frustrated with defiant students, it is a natural reaction for me to want to reach out to that child because I know that there has to be a way to get through to them. I am passionate about my role as a teacher and tutor and I am more than willing to dedicate as much time and effort that is necessary to ensure positive results. Learning isn't supposed to be dreadful.
My belief is that parents and teachers/tutors need to communicate to ensure everything is going smoothly. I can accommodate to the needs of any student that I work with. If we believe in them, they will learn to believe in themselves! I currently work at a middle school teaching Reading Comprehension with 6-8 grade students. My master's degree is in Literacy K-12 and I am two graduate classes away from obtaining a second master's degree in Special Education. My undergraduate degree is from SUNY Cortland with a bachelors degree in Childhood Education with a concentration in
I obtained my Elementary Education degree from SUNY Cortland and I am currently in the second semester of Master's classes at Mercy for Literacy (K-12). I am a substitute in two districts and I have several recommendations and references from parents of students I tutor and teachers who have seen me in the classroom.
I have taught phonics using the Wilsons Fundations program as well as Words their Way. During my master's degree for literacy k-12 I learned how to teach phonics to increase reading performance. I apply several methods and use various strategies to show students how to figure out and decode unknown words. Some of the strategies I have my students practice are making and breaking words with letter tiles and chunking words into smaller parts.
I am a Reading Literacy Specialist, grades K-12 for Elementary Education 1-6 and HS English 7-12.
I have taught special needs students within the classroom and I have worked one-on-one with students who have ADD/ADHD and dyslexia in a tutor setting. The students that I've worked with were as young as first grade and as old as 9th grade. I understand their limitations and I know how to interact with these students in a fun but productive manner. I have a Master's degree in Literacy K-12.