Dominican College of Blauvelt (Math Education)
My name is Renee, I am graduating from Dominican College in May 2015 with a BA in mathematics with certification in both adolescent and childhood education. As of right now I am in the process of completing my student teaching experience and the edTPA. I have completed 2 out of the 4 exams and I am planning on taking and passing all of them by the summer. My student teaching experience was at Nyack High School in a Algebra II/Trigonometry setting, Felix Festa Middle School in a 6th grade common core curriculum course, and at Woodglen Elementary in a 2nd grade common core curriculum course. This means I am very well versed in all areas with a specialty in mathematics. I have the ability to both aid young students in early stages of literacy and mathematics, while having the proper techniques and knowledge of upper level math courses.
I have experience tutoring in a variety of areas. While I was studying education and mathematics at Dominican College, I tutored in the learning resource center. For a semester I tutored three times a week, adding up to a total of 3 hours a day. While tutoring in the learning resource center I had experience in tutoring College Algebra, Calculus and everything in between. Outside of the college I tutored in math SAT prep, Algebra I, and AP Statistics. All of which were great experiences. After student teaching at an Elementary School, I would be eager to also aid young students in their literacy skills and math concepts. These tutoring positions will hopefully not only aid the students confidence in themselves and the material, but also strengthen my pedagogical strategies. Overall I love the feeling of having a student eagerly show me their improvements, and have passion and enjoyment in everything they do.
I teach: Algebra 1, Algebra 2, Calculus, Math 6, Math 7, Elementary Math, Discrete Math, and Linear Algebra.
While studying at Dominican College, I wrote lesson plans that were based directly off of the common core standards. Over the past 4 years I have become very familiar with everything Common Core and embrace the new curriculum in a creative way. After student teaching at two schools who have adapted the new Common Core system, I have learned to create an engaging and constructivism approach to the standards. I find it important for the students to become familiar with the Common Core Curriculum that will be on their exam, but also have a fun with the material by synthesizing the material to their experiences. Overall I believe I have the ability to make the Common Core less threatening for students and parents alike.
Elementary (1st-6th), Elementary ELA, Elementary Math
I hope I can help you with your educational career! Thank you for reading my profile! My name is Renee, I am graduating from Dominican College in May 2015 with a BA in mathematics with certification in both adolescent and childhood education. As of right now I am in the process of completing my student teaching experience and the edTPA. I have completed 2 out of the
She clarified problems solving quadratic equations really well. Renee easily addressed any questions that I had. I would definitely go to her for more tutoring sessions.
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I am very qualified in algebra I because I have been tutoring for 2 years. I have done a lot of regent prep, by printing out many practice regents. I am getting certified in mathematics from grades 1-12. I am very aware of where the math students have come from and where they are going.
In college I have taken Calc 1- Advanced and have received nothing less than a B in the course. I have kept all of my old Calculus work. So I am very prepared to aid students in calculus with guidance from my old notes. Because I am a recent college graduate the information is still fresh.
After studying at Dominican College for the past four years I am very fluent in the Common Core Standards. All of my lesson plans that have been created for the past 4 years have been directly aligned with the Common Core standards. Finally I have a lot of experience with reworking the modules to fit the student needs. Such as additional space, more student centered questions, and more engaging questions.
I am qualified to tutor elementary school students because I am getting certified in the area. I have done 2 placements in 1st to 6th grade settings, in which I have learned many helpful techniques. I have babysat for the majority of my life and work well with children. I am knowledgeable in the Common Core Curriculum for mathematics and all content areas of elementary education. My certification in New York State will be completed within the next few months.
I am very qualified in elementary mathematics because I am a math major. I have also studied the common core mathematics standards and am very familiar with the modules. I know the building blocks that the teachers are trying to create. I am getting certified in mathematics from grades 1-12. I am very aware of where the math students have come from and where they are going.
During my experience in an elementary school I have worked with students on all sorts of handwriting. Every day I helped students with their script. For the occasional students who struggles with their print handwriting I am able to slow the pace down and adjust my paradigm to help the students in their learning style.
I took linear algebra in college and received a B+ in the course. I have kept all of my notes from the course and am confident that I can review my notes and instruct students on helpful strategies. I can use my knowledge of matrices and vectors to guide students through the difficult content.
During my student teaching experience at a local elementary school I had done many phonics lessons during the ELA unit. While I was student teaching I got a lot of experience working one-on-one with students who struggles with phonics. I was excited when students learned to pronounce and spell specific sounds such as the sound /f/ spelled with "ph."
I am qualified in reading because I am aware of the common core goals regarding literacy. In college I have taken 2 literacy courses that were directly aligned with common core goals in mind. I have also practiced working with struggling readers throughout my 6 weeks at a local elementary school. I understand the sequencing and decoding struggles elementary schoolers have today.
I am qualified in SAT Math because I have been tutoring the subject for a year. I am tutoring an 8th grader in SAT Math Prep. I believe this makes me more than qualified because a lot of the information I am tutoring the student hasn't seen yet. This means that if I am working with a student who has the academic experience, I will have more success.
I believe I am qualified in spelling because I am experienced in the common core. I have 6 weeks of experience directly working with word study from the common core. For example I informed students that the sound /f/ is not always spelt with an f, sometimes it can be spelt with a ph. I had a lot of success with my second grade students, playing games, doing worksheets and a doing a spelling bee. When the students would take their spelling exams, a lot of them got less than 3 wrong out of 21.
I am qualified for coaching track and field because I participated in cross country, and track and field in high school. During high school my 4-by-4 received an all-county recognition. I also participated in D2 Collegiate NCAA cross country, and track and field for Dominican College. During this time I helped with recruiting, making me knowledgeable on what colleges are looking for in an athlete.
I am very qualified in Trigonometry because I have done 6 weeks of student teaching in the subject. I am very familiar with the content and curriculum mapping. I have printed out old regents to get started the upcoming regents prep. I am getting certified in mathematics from grades 1-12. I am very aware of where the math students have come from and where they are going.