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SUNY College at Old Westbury (Elementary Education)
Dowling College (Master's)
SUNY Stony Brook (Other)
I am a fourth grade teacher who has a lot of experience at the Elementary level. I've been teaching for 15 years and love every minute of it. While I have not tutored much, my knowledge of the classroom and the new common core standards make me an excellent candidate to work with your son or daughter. I understand the rigor that the common core expects students to navigate through and I can assure student success through caring, supportive, and individualized learning sessions with your child.
I believe in making students feel confident and comfortable in their learning experience to encourage them take academic risks that will pay dividends in the end. Forging a positive and trusting relationship will be key in helping your child succeed. My easy going personality will surely help your child develop the connection with me that is necessary in creating a successful and supportive learning environment. I am a fourth grade teacher who has a lot of experience at the Elementary level. I've been teaching for 15 years and love every minute of it. While I have not tutored much, my knowledge of the classroom and the new common core standards make me an excellent candidate to work with
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I am certified by New York State as an Elementary teacher grades Pre-K to 6. I also hold a masters degree in Literacy and certified by New York State as a reading teacher grades K-12. Lastly, I am also certified as a School Building Administrator and School Building Administrator.
I have been teaching New York State Common Core for the last three years and have learned a tremendous amount about what is expected of both students and teachers. I am currently using Singapore Math in the district I work in, and have found success in helping students understand the "why" of mathematical processes.
I have taught both fourth and fifth grade science for the past 15 years. I understand what is expected of the fourth grade student with regard to NYS testing and more importantly in the classroom. While 5th grade science is not a "push" right now with new common core guidelines coming down the pike I pride myself in being up to date on all the changes in education at the elemntary level.
Grammar has become a lost subject in the revolving approaches to education we are currently experiencing. I believe grammar and mechanics are the foundations of good reading and writing. In my classroom I introduce new grammar and mechanic skills weekly ensuring mastery and application of the concept before moving onto the next one.
I am certified k-12 as a reading teacher and teach reading daily in my classroom. I believe strongly in the guided reading approach, teaching children at their level in order to ensure growth.