University at Buffalo
Millersville University (EdD)
After years of experience in publishing and writing, I dedicated my life to teaching. Because of my background and real-world experience, I bring a fresh perspective to learning that students of all abilities can identify with.
My greatest strength as an educator is the ability to connect with students of different talents and personalities, to make the material understandable to them in a meaningful way.
I work with kids who read years behind their grade level, and I know what it takes to succeed at upper-level secondary and post-secondary classes. I currently teach middle school English to struggling, at-risk students at an alternative middle school. Many of my students are English language learners or have IEPs and each require individualized instruction. Our reading levels and test scores improve regularly, because we work together toward a common goal.
I've also tutored secondary math, and prepared Honors students for high-school level work. As a grad student, one of my research papers was accepted for presentation at an academic conference.
All students are capable of learning. It is the role of the educator to help each student find the best way to learn, and tutoring provides a great opportunity for learning. After years of experience in publishing and writing, I dedicated my life to teaching. Because of my background and real-world experience, I bring a fresh perspective to learning that students of all abilities can identify with.
My greatest strength as an educator is the ability to connect with students of different talents and
We're looking forward to working with Sean. He's been easily accessible through WyzAnt and texting. Both my girls seem to connect with him which is a good sign. He's very patient and great at complimenting them about their strengths.
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My work with students who struggle academically and behaviorally includes helping them organize classwork and homework. This requires identifying areas of strengths and weaknesses, as well as working with them to identify how they best learn and retain information. Too many students are never taught how to study, and they are limited by whatever teaching style their teachers depend on in class.
The students I have worked with in my 3 years of teaching have all required a certain amount of intervention to help them find a way to study and learn that makes sense to them.