Molloy College (Secondary Education)
Queens College (Master's)
Queens College (Other)
I have been a teacher for over 6 years and have a certification in Social Studies, Students with Disabilities, Literacy, as well as ESL. I have experience in teaching students of all levels, from students with disabilities, to ENL students, to gifted and talented students. All students are held to high standards and participate in cognitively challenging lessons. My lessons are interactive and focus on students uncovering the intended learning, and all lessons are adapted to meet the Common Core Standards.
I also have experience in creating my own exams as well as helping students improve in their writing skills. I help students learn the "essentials" of effective writing--from outlining to proofreading strategies. I also have experience in helping students improve in their reading and comprehension skills, focusing on strategies that can be utilized across all curriculums.
Moreover, I can be of assistance in helping students prepare for all subject area exams and well as organizational skills. Studying and reviewing is the key to being successful, however many students spend time reviewing the "wrong way". I work with students to find the test-taking strategies that work for their individual learning style and help them maximize their time reviewing and preparing for exams. In addition, organization can play a large role in students not being able to master the intended learning. With practice, students learn how to become organized and how to stay organized, to help maximize their learning. I have been a teacher for over 6 years and have a certification in Social Studies, Students with Disabilities, Literacy, as well as ESL. I have experience in teaching students of all levels, from students with disabilities, to
Ashley is a very knowledgeable history teacher. She is helping my son understand the material by starting with learning the vocabulary first to better. He is actually enjoying history for the first time.
Taught how to break down and analyze a question in a patient manner. Enhanced knowledge of American History. Better grip on the material.
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I have been teaching for over 4 years and have created lessons for all major subjects (math, science, ELA, and social studies). All my lessons are aligned to meet the demands and expectations of the Common Core Learning Standards. I also have experience in helping students prepare for the ELA Common Core State Assessment as well as the History Regents--both global and U.S.
I am also a certified Literacy/reading specialist and can help assist in improving reading comprehension for students of all ages. The strategies students learn are universal and can be applied across all subject areas.
Proofreading is essential when writing and I spend time within my curriculum to help teach proofreading skills to my students. I help students learn to create a quick checklist of the essentials they should be checking for. My background in education as well as my degree in Literacy Education helps make me qualified to tutor in proofreading. When I proof read a student's work, I do not just make the "corrections", I sit down with them and explain how they can better enhance their writing skills. It is not about the teacher making the corrections, it is about the teacher helping the student learn how to better his/her writing skills.
I have successfully obtained my Masters degree in Literacy Education and have tutored middle school and high school students for the past year. I am able to effectively assess a student's current reading level and help them improve their reading comprehension. Students learn how to become active readers and learn the different strategies they can utilize to help them comprehend all levels of texts.
With the implementation of the Common Core Learning Standards, literacy is no longer restricted to the ELA classroom. Although I teach social studies, I also teach literacy skills, including writing. My students complete around 18 writing pieces a year, which means that I end up reading and editing around 2,700 essays. Not only am I assessing a student's understanding of the task at hand and content knowledge, but I am also assessing their writing skills. I help students learn to build their vocabulary as well as use more advanced transitions. Students also learn how to effectively pre-plan their writing and the importance of pre-planning. My certification in Literacy also helps me better assist my students and help them improve their writing skills. I am knowledge in all genres of writing--from expository to persuasive.