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Adelphi University (History)
Adelphi University - Ruth S. Ammon School of Education (Master's)
As a NYS Certified Social Studies Teacher, my goal as a tutor would be to implement the same level of dedication I share with an entire class with 1-5 students at a time.
Each student would receive a question set: What does “history” mean to you? Are there any key historical events and/or figures that you are interested in learning about? What do you like about learning… favored subject areas, assignments, learning objectives/activities? Is it difficult to read, comprehend, write, verbally present? Name one specific goal you will set and will accomplish for yourself this year? Using student feedback, I’d create learning ideas and assessments that would help students gain confidence in the areas where they lack to progress as a class. Social Studies Education has to present different eras of historical perspective to students in a way that they can personally identify with, for it represents people, ideologies, religions, traditions, and ties them to the rest of the known world.
Creating a geographical timeline allows students to put political, religious, and social movements into a chronological perspective. I believe that linking eras and movements is vital for each student’s greater understanding of the world and its history. Sharing artwork, music, speeches, and other primary sources with students excites learning. What comes from this is students can take a step back, and see things in a more broad perspective than they would have initially. If there is more of an understanding there will not only be a deeper connection with the learning materials, but with the concept of comprehension and excelling with different types of assessment.
Differentiating tutor lessons and assignments would allow me to assess student understanding of content. Allowing choice in assessment allows students to tap into what they feel and learn, and express it. Often times while planning assignments I would offer a choice board with options such as: different literary strategies (paragraphs, poetry, and letters to and from different figures, short stories inspired by historical events) or aesthetic strategies (political cartoons, building dioramas, portrayals of people and events) with a short written explanation.
My key goals would be to help my student(s) accomplish their learning goals. One of the biggest mistakes an educator can make is to assume that one lesson can teach each student equally. All learners are different and although some students do not seek or need as much personal attention as others, there needs to be a learning approach that will aid in the success for each independent student. As a NYS Certified Social Studies Teacher, my goal as a tutor would be to implement the same level of dedication I share with an entire class with 1-5 students at a time.
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I worked at Nassau Community College as a student aid and helped students fill out transfer applications to new colleges. I have also, been part of the college application process and am confident I can use my strong writing and lingual skills to prepare any potential college student in writing college essays and filling out applications.
I have taught two semesters of Public Speaking at Hofstra University's Saturday Classes for Young People.
I am a NYS Certified Social Studies Teacher. I am currently a permanent substitute and as part of my duties, for the two months prior to the January and June Regents', I tutor students 1-on-1. I teach Global and Us Review for the school, as well as at a Saturday program for Hofstra University. I would be comfortable helping students pass any Social Studies Regents.
I have taught a class at Hofstra University's Saturday Classes for Young People titled "How to Be a Better Student" which focuses on Study Skills, Test Tactics, etc.