Dowling College ( Education Degree ) (ELA and Special Edu.)
SUNY Stonybrook, (Master's)
I believe that providing instruction and compassion to students of all walks of life is of the utmost importance to the curiosity and willingness to pursue a future where the world is not limited, but limitless.
As of May of 2013, I received a Bachelor’s Degree in Science in the field of Adolescent Special Education with a dual certification in English Language Arts from Dowling College. Following my B.S., I went on to study at Stony Brook University, completing my Teaching English to Speakers of Other Languages (TESOL) certification in May 2016.
I have been known to be an outgoing person, hard-working, and free spirited in life’s triumphs and struggles. I put great attention to class and work objectives and will not settle until they are done.
In terms of experience in the field of Education, I have worked as a volunteer for special needs children from 2005 to 2016 at a district Summer School program in various high school and middle school classrooms, geared towards assisting the learning process of lifestyle tasks provided during this summer program. In the fall of 2013, I began to work as a Substitute teacher for all secondary schools in two Long Island school districts. I spent August of 2015 through June of 2016 in Germany working as an English teacher / co-teacher / assistant. I instructed a varying number of grade levels (Gr. 5-12) in lessons, which covered information on various U.S. cultural aspects, globalization, and basic English grammar features. I also assisted other English teachers in a collaborative setting in the management and completion of curriculum activities and quarterly objectives. In addition to my time as an English language assistant / teacher, I taught the course, “Speaking & Pronunciation” at the University of Bielefeld in Germany. I completed course objectives (phonetic alphabet, devoicing, sound junctures) as well as provided additional pronunciation practice activities to meet the needs of struggling students.
I have studied the German language for the last five years. In addition, I have traveled to Germany on two occasions (2011 and 2015/2016 for 10 months). I am comfortable teaching A1-A2 level students.
I am looking forward to working with all of you, helping you excel and become the best learner I know you can be! I believe that providing instruction and compassion to students of all walks of life is of the utmost importance to the curiosity and willingness to pursue a future where the world is not limited, but limitless.
As of May of 2013, I received a Bachelor’s Degree in Science in the field of Adolescent Special Education with a dual
I am certified in Students with Disabilities, grades 7 through 12. I have worked at a public school summer program for students with autism and Down Syndrome for over 12 years. I differentiated content based on the students academic or behavior needs.