East Stroudsburg University (Education)
Different Universities (Master's)
My many years of teaching brought me to a love of working with students on their math skills, whether it be sharpen them up or helping them to better understand how to do specific skills. One thing I learned early on in teaching math is that some students need a different approach in learning math sometimes. The first strategy does not always work. I saw students benefit from presenting skills in different ways and that came from getting to know my students and helping them to build their confidence with learning math.
I always encourage them to ask questions when they don't understand math because it is a sequential process and the understanding of the lessons is important because each math lesson builds on each other. They also need to have patience with themselves, along with the confidence that they can do it.
I have taught math for 34 years at many different levels, K-6. I have worked with different programs in the district that I taught in. Now retired, one of the things I miss is working with young students who are trying to feel confident with math
and how to do it well. No matter what they may want to do in their future, they will be more comfortable with a good foundation of math.
Reading is a favorite past time of mine and I have always enjoyed experiencing a good book discussion with students. Understanding how to put words together to express your feelings or ideas says many things about our character and gives us a chance to get involved in conversation with others.
Many years of teaching with children of all different abilities has given me the qualities to see each of them as individuals and how they learn differently. Presenting different strategies to help them feel comfortable with their learning has always been my goal, as students do better when you help them build their confidence with a particular skill.
My goal in taking on a tutoring program with a student is to help them feel comfortable with their schooling. Each year a student will do better if they feel confident that they are growing and meeting the challenges of that particular year.
If I can help them accomplish that then I know they will do well and feel good about their learning. My many years of teaching brought me to a love of working with students on their math skills, whether it be sharpen them up or helping them to better understand how to do specific skills. One thing I learned early on in teaching math is that some students need a different approach in learning math sometimes. The first strategy does not always