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Temple University (Anthropology)
Temple University (MEd)
"Children want the same thing we want. To laugh, to be challenged, to be entertained, to be delighted." - Dr. Seuss
Dr. Seuss hit the nail on the head! My job as a teacher is not to just "fill the vessel" of a child's mind with information, but rather to engage their curiosity, challenge their brains, believe in their abilities, and fall in love with learning. I have always been a teacher at heart - my childhood stuffed animal collection can attest to that! However in my adult life, I have enjoyed spending the past 5 years teaching elementary school students to challenge and believe in themselves and develop a love for learning that will last a lifetime.
Some important things about my teaching qualifications:
I am a certified elementary teacher in New York State (1-6) and Pennsylvania (K-6). I have a Master's degree in Elementary Education from Temple University in Philadelphia, PA. I taught Kindergarten for two years in Brooklyn and 2nd grade for three years in Manhattan. I have experience teaching in all elementary subject areas and have excellent behavior management skills.
I have experience teaching all aspects of reading (comprehension, grammar, phonics, guided reading, writing, and more) to children of all abilities from Kindergarten through 3rd grade. Specific programs I have experience teaching are Fundations and Reading Mastery (phonics) and Engage NY (literacy). In my classroom, I strive for a "balanced literacy" approach, meaning that I incorporate teaching phonics as well as providing hands-on reading experiences with a variety of text types.
I am an expert on 2nd grade Literacy and Math Common Core standards, as they have been the driving force for my instruction to my second grade students for the past three years.
I am certified in both New York State and Pennsylvania to teach elementary school. I also hold a Master's Degree in Elementary Education from Temple University.
I have experience teaching two Phonics programs: Fundations and Reading Mastery. However, I have experience teaching phonics skills in a variety of ways through using learning centers and games, hands-on experiences with books, and through writing.
I am a skilled and passionate urban educator who would love to help your child fall in love with learning, challenge their amazing brains, and build their confidence as a life-long learner. "Children want the same thing we want. To laugh, to be challenged, to be entertained, to be delighted." - Dr. Seuss
Dr. Seuss hit the nail on the head! My job as a teacher is not to just "fill the vessel" of a child's mind with information, but rather to engage their curiosity, challenge their brains, believe in their abilities, and
What I learned tonight in our first session was that all of the content that I have learned years ago is still there. I just need to continue practicing and with Christina's help, I will be prepared for my exams. I really appreciate our session tonight. Her knowledge of the subject area, her supportive and passionate spirit for helping me achieve my goals was infectious.
Christina review with my 8 year old daughter for her math test tomorrow. My daughter seem confident and well prepared.
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I have a B.A. in Anthropology from Temple University. During this degree program, I studied Cultural Anthropology, Biological Anthropology, Linguistic Anthropology, and Archaeology. Beyond my requirements, my elective Anthropology classes were focused primarily in Linguistic and Cultural Anthropology.
I am an expert on 2nd grade Literacy and Math Common Core standards, as they have been the driving force for my instruction to my second grade students for the past three years. I am adept at rigorous questioning, a skill important in teaching Common Core-aligned subjects. I have years of experience with teaching short response writing.
I am certified to teach K-6 in Pennsylvania. I am certified to teach 1-6 in New York State. I have a Master's Degree in Elementary Education from Temple University.
I have taught primary grades and spent a lot of time in my school day coaching on handwriting. Handwriting was an aspect of our Kindergarten writing curriculum. It was also a focus of our Fundations phonics program in 2nd grade.
I am experienced to teach Homeschool because I am a certified elementary school teacher. I have experience creating and implementing lessons at a variety of grade levels in all subject areas. I have experience teaching small groups in my classrooms and would be able to translate that into teaching small groups of children in a Homeschool environment.
Microsoft Publisher is my go-to for creating materials I use in my classrooms. I use it almost daily and rely on it for creating games, centers, newsletters, etc. in my classroom. I would be able to teach others how to use the program to create a variety of projects.
I have always used Windows-based computers for work and personal use.
I have experience teaching two Phonics programs: Fundations and Reading Mastery. However, I have experience teaching phonics skills outside of a curriculum in a variety of ways through using learning centers and games, hands-on experiences with books, and through writing. I am especially experienced with teaching phonics skills in children in grades K-3.
I passed my Praxis I and II with excellent scores in Pennsylvania. I have been successfully teaching for 5 years. I could tutor prospective teachers on Praxis material due to my high scores and my experience teaching in the field.
My scores for my Praxis I are the following:
-C-PPST: Reading - 185/190
-C-PPST: Writing - 180/190
-C-PPST: Mathematics - 185/190
My scores for my Praxis II are the following:
-Elementary Ed Curriculum, Instruction, and Assessment-190/200
-Fundamental Subjects: Content Knowledge-192/200