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University of Vermont (English)
Fordham University (Master's)
I have a master's degree in English and a second master's degree in school counseling, and have been working as a teacher and counselor with the Department of Education for over twelve years. I have extensive experience in instruction of the following areas: reading, writing, vocabulary, phonics, fluency and skills building, and am trained in the Barton Reading and Spelling System. I am also experienced with the NYS ELA Common Core curriculum and learning standards, as well as the format and content of the elementary and middle school ELA Common Core state exams. I have a master's degree in English and a second master's degree in school counseling, and have been working as a teacher and counselor with the Department of Education for over twelve years. I have extensive experience in instruction of the following areas: … Read more
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I have a master's degree in school counseling from Hunter College. When I was doing my internship for my degree, I worked at Upward Bound, which is an educational support program for high school students held on Saturdays at New York University. During that time, I taught a semester-long course for juniors and seniors called "College Readiness" which dealt with various topics and issues related to college, including how to study for the PSAT and SAT, how to research various colleges and universities, how to complete a college application, how to write an essay for a college application, how to apply for financial aid, etc.
I am a certified English Language Arts teacher with over 12 years of teaching experience with the Department of Education. I am fully trained in the Common Core Standards for ELA, through both instruction of CCLS-based curriculum and the scoring of the state exam over the past 7 years. I have also privately tutored students extensively in reading writing skills related to the CCLS.
I have been trained in the Rewards reading program by Anita Archer. I have also worked with colleagues at my school to implement the Wilson reading program to support struggling readers. Much of my individual and small group intervention work has targeted phonics as a way to assist readers who are reading below grade level.
I was a 7th grade ELA teacher for 7 years, and I am now the AIS (academic intervention services) specialist in my school. I work with students in grades 6th through 8th in ELA instruction, specifically in the areas of reading and writing. During small group instruction, I work with students who need extra support in the areas of fluency, phonics and comprehension in order to build their reading skills so that they are reading on or above grade level.