Concordia College (Elementary Education)
SUNY New Paltz (Master's)
My name is Amanda and I want to help your child be successful. I have taught and tutored in the public school system for the past four years and I would love to share my passion for teaching and my academic talents with you. While in college I was a first year student mentor and taught a class to incoming freshmen on how to get acclimated to college and pave a way for academic success. I was also awarded the Senior Scholar Athlete award my senior year for having the highest GPA of all female athletes in the college.
My teaching background is in both general and special education at the elementary level. I have full time experience teaching Resource Room and Third Grade. I have cotaught and collaborated with teachers in different fields and grade levels, and have played a major role in implementing and designing IEPs. I believe in organized instruction and problem solving strategies that are specific to a child's unique needs. As a resource room teacher, I've had experience helping children tackle difficult tasks in creative ways that support their learning style. I tutored after school and my responsibilities included homework assistance, study skills and creative outlets that showcased my students' unique and individual talents. I kept in consistent contact with the student's classroom teacher to keep abreast of major class assignments, projects and exams. I have established wonderful connections with my students and look forward to helping your child. I do not have a full time teaching position this year which allows for flexibility and consistency with your child. I am committed to do whatever possible to help my students, both academically and emotionally. My name is Amanda and I want to help your child be successful. I have taught and tutored in the public school system for the past four years and I would love to share my passion for teaching and my academic talents with you. While in college I was a first year student mentor and taught a class to incoming freshmen on how to get acclimated to
As a 3rd grade teacher I have designed curriculum that supports the common core. I have experience with Singapore math and reading and writing strategies. I have achieved this through full class lessons, small group instruction, station work and individual, intensive instruction. I have also helped students with test taking strategies to be successful on state exams.
I have full time teaching experience as both a resource room teacher and a 3rd grade teacher. While in resource room I worked with 3rd, 4th, and 5th grade students in either a small group setting or as a co-teacher in a classroom. I designed lessons, modified curriculum, implemented study tactics and accommodated the specific needs of my students based on their learning styles. As a 3rd grade teacher I carried out similar responsibilities, as well as tutored for 4 years at the elementary level.
As a resource room teacher I worked primarily with special education students who needed alternative study materials, as well as assignments. I have experience designing activities that promote study skills but that are also unique to a child's specific learning style. As a tutor it was my responsibility to make sure that my students not only grasped the material but that they could apply their skills and problem solving strategies to their work.