George Fox University (Elementary Education)
Concordia University (Enrolled)
I teach upper elementary in a bilingual school, and encourage my students to improve their English and their Spanish throughout the day, as well as math, reading, and writing. I have worked at the Oregon Zoo educating students and visitors about ecology and conservation in the Zoo Camp and overnight programs. I love teaching all Elementary subjects, but my favorite is math. Math was challenging for me as a child, yet as I grew older and learned new ways to approach it I began to enjoy the challenge! I strive to help my students feel confident and competent in their work and their self-esteem. A positive mindset helps the brain refocus on seeking out all the accomplishments rather than focusing on shortfalls. I love helping students realize their own potential and how to use what they know to learn more!
I have taught math to kindergarteners through seventh graders in a formal education setting at private and public schools throughout my career. I have been to highly qualified math trainings focused on bringing math to life for students, and I have applied these methods into my daily teaching. My students and I have interactive math journals we use daily to explore mathematical concepts and record what we learn in a fun way.
I am obtaining an endorsement in ESOL (English as a second oral language) and have been to ELD and grammar trainings within my current district. I teach an ELD class where we specifically address the grammatical aspects of English.
I have taught 4th grade for two years strictly adhering to the Common Core and aligning my teaching in a way that helps students reach towards the new standards.
I would love to meet with you and your child to see if we can collaborate as lifelong learners. My patient, yet focused, teaching style can help your student work towards improving their own focus and confidence to take chances in their learning. I would love to speak with you and discuss the many opportunities to help your child! I teach upper elementary in a bilingual school, and encourage my students to improve their English and their Spanish throughout the day, as well as math, reading, and writing. I have worked at the Oregon Zoo educating students and visitors about ecology and conservation in the Zoo Camp and overnight programs. I love teaching all Elementary
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