The Ohio State University, Columbus, OH (AAAS)
The Ohio State University (Master's)
Argosy University of Sarasota (Other)
My B.A. is in African/African-American studies with an emphasis on children’s literature. I work across curricula through the joy of picture books and hands-on (constructivist) learning experiences. Each student is different and has their own way of learning. My M.A. focused on math and science for the elementary student, again using literature as the basis for communication. This type of learning strategy enables the child to visualize the objectives while increasing and using recall strategies with success. I began my PhD work with the premise that constructivist lesson plans engaged students with a higher level of retention than other methods. I taught at a private school in Concepcion, Chile for eight weeks so as to better understand communication skills and language barriers. I completed a six-week ethnographic study on a family that went from Columbus to Puerto Rico, so as to gain further insight on family units that are separated from one state to another and how that impacts the realignment of family structures.
For 6 ½ years I was a substitute teacher, special needs tutor (IEP) and an elementary (1st – 2nd grade) teacher in a citywide school system. I was in a private school environment for 1 year.
During my years as a teacher, tutor and substitute teacher I continued pursuing educational opportunities that allowed me to grow, creating imaginative, hands-on learning techniques that engaged my students. I volunteered in after-school programs to see where student’s questions were--so I could be flexible in my classroom instruction.
I pride myself on being able to adapt lessons to each student, which results in the student achieving greater long-term success. I am highly organized, willing to listen and adaptive to each student's individual needs. I pride myself on being prepared and ready to teach. I love learning and feel that a good teacher should show up pridefully aware of what needs to be done for that student to achieve at their fullest capabilities.
My tutoring methods are hands-on, repetitive, individually structured/organized lesson plans that adapt week by week to fit the needs of each student. I create age-appropriate, age-centered lessons that align with a student's curriculum-meeting objectives (established by your child’s teacher). If your child is on an IEP I adapt my teaching methods to the IEP so that success with me can be measured.
My B.A. is in African/African-American studies with an emphasis on children’s literature. I work across curricula through the joy of picture books and hands-on (constructivist) learning experiences. Each student is different and has their own way of learning. My M.A. focused on math and science for the elementary student, again using literature as
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