Smith College (Art hIstory)
Bank Street College Graduate School of Education (MEd)
This is my fourth year teaching in Manhattan. Before that I taught at a private school in Connecticut and international schools in Shanghai. I am one of the founding teachers of a Manhattan public school. Our school is a welcoming place for students of all backgrounds including many English language learners—mainly children of foreign diplomats. I have written curriculum and taught pre-kindergarten through fourth grade.
I have a Masters in Museum and Elementary Education from Bank Street College of Education. As a part of my training, I learned to use museum exhibits and collections as a resource for the classroom. I enjoy bringing hands on and engaging activities to my tutoring sessions. Working one-on-one with students allows for more discovery and understanding, as we use an interdisciplinary approach to problem solve.
I use a blend of hands-on work to help students understand concepts. The use of manipulatives and visual aids, in addition to drilling, builds computationally fluency . I find that math games and challenges engages students while further cementing strategies for problem solving.
As an elementary school teacher, I bring hands-on activities and engaging lessons to each tutoring session. As in math, visuals, word walls, and sample work make learning more accessible for students. I use shared reading and writing to model successful strategies that students can take from our tutoring session back to the classroom. I strive to build confidence among young learners, celebrating success and troubleshooting areas of growth.
I encourage you to contact me if you are looking for a enthusiastic and creative teacher to support your child in his or her journey though elementary school. Expect your child to look forward to each visit and to come away with a toolbox of strategies that builds a strong foundations for many years to come. This is my fourth year teaching in Manhattan. Before that I taught at a private school in Connecticut and international schools in Shanghai. I am one of the founding teachers of a Manhattan public school. Our school is a welcoming place for students of all backgrounds including many English language learners—mainly children of foreign diplomats. I
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I am a certified teacher in grades 1-5. I hold a New York State teaching certificate and have been teaching in the NYC Department of Education for four years. Prior to that, I taught third grade at a private school in Connecticut.
I have always loved math. There are many ways of solving problems and I relish working with children in finding strategies that "click". I work with small groups and individual students playing math games and presenting challenges, making math fun and engaging.
I spend a majority of my time teaching elementary school science. Students engage in hands on activities, designing experiments, creating models and interpreting data. Right now my students are studying gardening, earth materials, weather, and simple machines.
As an elementary school education, I spend much of my time working with students on spelling skills. We do letter formation, phonological and phonemic awareness, sound mastery, phonics, word study, and advanced word study. We also work on irregular (trick) words, vocabulary, fluency, comprehension strategies and written composition (spelling and handwriting).
As a classroom and support teacher, I spent my days working with students in strategizing how to best succeed. We create checklists, graphic organizers, and time tracking sheets. I encourage flexible seating in the classroom and at home. I assist each learner in finding a place conducive to studying. We establish a system of work time and body breaks, so that the student comes back to his or her work ready to learn and succeed.