Bard College (Literature)
Columbia University- Teacher's College (Master's)
I am a creative, enthusiastic teacher, and I love working with all kinds of students. I have a BA in Literature from Bard College and and MA in Curriculum and Teaching from Columbia University, Teacher's College. I have worked in publishing, sales, and yes, I have worked for several years as a classroom teacher. I enjoy working with students of all ages and I feel that the one on one environment of a tutoring session allows me to focus my instruction on the individual and really meet his/her needs.
My undergraduate work in Literature, combined with a lifelong passion for reading and writing makes me an instructor whose enthusiasm for the subject comes across. I am able to get my students excited about ELA because I am excited about it as well. Furthermore, my background in Curriculum Development and experience as a teacher, qualities me to teach all subjects on an elementary level. No matter what subject I teach, I try to learn what interests my student and make the subject relevant to that in some way.
I have experience working in a variety of educational environments, and with students who have very different educational needs. These range from children with difficulties processing information, children with behavior management problems, ADD/ADHD, English Language Learners, and gifted and talented students. I believe that all children can learn i they are taught in the right way. Part of my job is to discover how a student learns best, and then to present the material in that way.
I am comfortable helping students prepare for tests, providing help and support with a difficult subject, or helping with study skills. Please feel free to get in touch with me if you have any questions. I look forward to hearing from you! I am a creative, enthusiastic teacher, and I love working with all kinds of students. I have a BA in Literature from Bard College and and MA in Curriculum and Teaching from Columbia University, Teacher's College. I have worked in publishing, sales, and yes, I have worked for several years as a classroom teacher. I enjoy working with students of
I have taught using the common core on several grade levels. I have also written curriculum for several grade levels that is aligned with common core standards. I am familiar with the stated goals of the common core, and I keep those goals in mind with each lesson I teach. I have an MA in Curriculum and Teaching from Columbia University, Teacher's College.
I have an MA in Curriculum and Teaching from Columbia University, Teacher's College. I have done student teaching in third and fifth grade classrooms, and I have been a first grade assistant teacher as well as a second grade lead teacher. I have passed all of my exams for NY state certification.
I have a BA in Literature from Bard College, and I enjoy writing fiction in my spare time. I have taught third and fifth grade, and I enjoy English/Language Arts most of all, because it allows me to tailor my instruction to the interests of the student.
I have taught phonics to my first, second and third grade students, as well as on a beginning level in pre-school. I studied literacy instruction for a year in graduate school. I am trained in the Teacher's College Reading and Writing Project and I have experience with the NYC phonics curriculum and materials.
I have taught reading to several age groups. Regardless of the child's reading level, I always try to tie literacy instruction into his/her interests, so that he/she understands that reading is not a chore at all, but rather something to be enjoyed and valued.
I have always had excellent organization skills and study skills myself. As a student teacher, I saw that some of my students were unsure of how to study, manage their time, and begin to work on a project. I gave them individual strategies to help them address the areas in which they struggled. I continued to do this in my own classroom with students who I saw struggling.
I have taught writing to classes ranging from first through fifth grade. I emphasize that writing is a way for children to communicate and allow the word to hear (and understand!) their voice. I also enjoy writing in my spare time, and I believe that my enthusiasm for it comes across to my students.