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St. John's University (Education)
I decided to become a teacher at age 17 and joined the NY Department of Education after graduating from St. John's University in 2001 with a degree in Education. Although I initially wanted to teach at the collegiate level, I started out at the elementary level and enjoyed it enough to stay there. I was state certified in 2003. I feel I am a natural teacher, for if I can understand a concept, I can teach it - as Einstein said, 'anybody can make things more complex and difficult - it takes a stroke of genius to go in the opposite direction'. With a life-long love of children and learning forged during my formative years (my mother was a teacher), I will foster a love of learning through one-on-one interaction with the student and the resulting accomplishments of the lessons studied, whether it's for personal growth, test preparation or better grades. When students say, "You taught me a lot" & "I never looked at it that way, thank you" and want you to teach them, that's encourages one to do more. I acknowledge the frustrations associated with not understanding what's being studied. I help engage the students and let them grow in confidence so they may love learning on their own.
I can tutor a variety of subjects. Some of the best of these include philosophy and theology because those courses were among my favorites in college and exceptional grades followed in them. Also, I am able to tutor in writing as I enjoy writing, had four items published in college and taught it in elementary school. Additionally, I can tutor elementary math as I've taught it to students between the Pre-K to Eight Grade levels. I am also proficient in reading at multiple levels - not only can I speed read, I've taught reading to Pre-K to Eighth Grade students. I have taught these grades well using direct approaches and unique techniques for over a decade in the NY Department of Education in several schools across Queens. I have taught all their subjects well, including math, science, social studies, literacy, physical education, library sciences, computer literacy and music. I decided to become a teacher at age 17 and joined the NY Department of Education after graduating from St. John's University in 2001 with a degree in Education. Although I initially wanted to teach at the collegiate level, I started out at the elementary level and enjoyed it enough to stay there. I was state certified in 2003. I feel I am a
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I have followed the sport of professional baseball for over 20 years. More than 15 of them included seeing or hearing over 150 Yankees games on television, in person or over the radio.
I played cricket for over three years and used the throwing style learned from cricket for baseball pitching. Using this style, I was able to strike out a majority of the 48 outs I got during 5th Grade. Only two hitters got a hit against me during this year while I was called upon to use my pitching techniques learned from cricket. Anything I have learned and mastered, I can teach, whether it's during the game as a coach or during one-on-one interaction. I once helped a high school pitcher who complained of arm pain. I gave him advice on how and when to pitch leading up to his weekly pitching start. After the advice and his next pitching start, he returned to tell me how he pitched his best game and also didn't experience any pain afterwards.
I improved as a hitter as I grew and I can help your hitting improve. My power grew after High School but I learned techniques to help your power grow at any age. I once hit a home run when the pitch was bearing down and away and the pitcher had to admit, "You didn't even get all of that"; therefore, I can teach how to maximize your power, even if you don't feel you are strong enough. I have power to left field because I am a right-handed hitter but I can bat left-handed too so I can help your batting both right-handed and left-handed. My first grand slam went to center field and I will show you the techniques needed to hit up the middle. Additionally, I can teach using both metal and wood bats.
I am a fine fielder and can help you immensely with your fielding. My main position is right field but I have also played center field, left field, first base, second base, shortstop and third base. I have also played and taught the catcher position. While I am a more proficient fielder in the infield, I can teach defense at any position.
In recent years, I played after school as a teacher with students and parents and they were grateful for my help in improving their pitching, hitting and fielding.
This is my favorite sport. I averaged 13.9 points per game in High School including 39 points in a game where I hit nine out of nine three-pointers. I am adept at rebounding, defense (particularly steals) and three-point shooting. I am an improved passer. I played after school as a teacher with students, parents and other teachers for hours at a time, providing inspiration and encouragement and free lessons, particularly to the less apt youngsters.
I have taught every grade from Kindergarten through 6th in the NY Department of Education from 2001 to 2015. I did my student teaching for 3rd Grade and 6th Grade in 2001. I was a full-time teacher in Science and Math for 6th Grade in 2001. I did substitute work for every grade from Kindergarten to 6th from 2002 to 2015 in every one of its subjects including Math, Reading, Writing, Science, Social Studies, Library Sciences, Physical Education and Music.
Having taught for over a decade, I am used to speaking in public to audiences of more than 20 people regularly. I used to be afraid of public speaking - my throat would become dry and my voice seemed to go, but thanks to a professor in college, I turned it around to the point where I now look forward to sharing my ideas in public speeches. I have also been told I have a nice voice and can help you with your voice. I can teach you how to overcome nervousness and deliver excellent speeches.
Didn't play until September of 9th Grade but got so proficient in it so fast that by December, was chosen as one of the 10 student teachers to teach volleyball to other students who needed help.