Millersville University (English - Journalism)
Millersville University (MEd)
I have a small but rewarding background in teaching. During my one semester break between my Bachelors degree and the beginning of my Masters work, I was a guest/substitute teacher for the CAIU (Capital Area Intermediate Unit). I was a short-term substitute teacher who was called upon regularly to cover for teachers in the Mid-Penn area. Most of my work came in the Middletown Area School District, but I also worked at Derry Township, Camp Hill and Lower Dauphin School Districts, among others.
It was during this time that I really gained an appreciation for what it means to be a teacher. Having to get 20- to 30-odd students on the same page all at one time can be a daunting challenge, but it also means that you are moving the classroom in the right direction on the path to knowledge and to me, that was a reward in itself. Shaping young minds and getting the opportunity to impart knowledge and interact with young persons all day was enlightening, and some of my own learning came from hearing their explanations about what they saw and how they understood the subject matter.
I think that tutoring will be a great role for me. The 1-to-1 interaction was where I really thrived when I was in the classroom, and it was the scenario that I enjoyed the most. Allowing the student to explain to me what their thought process was and then attempting to guide it in the right direction in a careful and gradual process was a great experience. Putting the student in a situation where they could better understand what they were looking at was what I wanted out of each day, and I think the opportunity to do that on a more regular basis will be beneficial to both the students I help, as well as myself.
I have an expansive background and an area of expertise in the field of English and am a very strong writer. I spent two years as a public relations/media contact for Millersville University's athletic teams and was responsible for writing press releases and feature articles about the teams and their members. My exceptional writing capabilities allowed me to expand my role during my two years in that post.
I am available to tutor students on Mondays and Fridays during the week, and am happy to take as much time as they need to help them understand the material they have in front of them. I am blessed with great patience, which I think any great teacher needs, and am happy to spend with them all the time it will take them move toward a better understanding of the subject material on each student's own individual pathway to success in the classroom. I have a small but rewarding background in teaching. During my one semester break between my Bachelors degree and the beginning of my Masters work, I was a guest/substitute teacher for the CAIU (Capital Area Intermediate Unit). I was a short-term substitute teacher who was called upon regularly to cover for teachers in the Mid-Penn area. Most of
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