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University of Texas of the Permian Basin (Psychology)
2010 (Graduate Coursework)
I am a motivated individual with a passion for learning. I believe that learning for its sake in itself is rewarding enough, as a result, teaching others and helping them realize of their capacity to master new skills is the ultimate gift.
I am a bilingual substitute teacher grades k-6(all subjects) during the regular school year. I am also a graduate student concentrating in applied research in psychology.
When working with students in a certain subject, I try to first identify specifically what they have difficulty with, ask them them very specific questions to try to assess exactly what it is that they do and don't understand exactly. I tend to find that in math, there is much anxiety from students that is the root of the lack of understanding, therefore, I develop a set of "math rules" for each specific sub-subject such as division, multiplication, algebraic equations, etc. The student and I then work together through the numbered math steps until the process becomes more familiar and less scary per-say. Once they get more comfortable with the material I require them to practice and repeat many of the problems without forgetting the theoretical basis for why they are performing the problem in the first place.
I tend to use many analogies to explain rather difficult terms to younger students so that they will associate and remember the information better. There is a lot of repetition in my lessons, and I sometimes ask them to "teach" me what they've learned, many times I always end up learning something new as well.
When teaching reading or composition, I suggest to students to highlight important terms in the passages of a book, ask them questions about the figurative language, meaning etc. I am prepared in different formats such as MLA and APA and teach students about the general style of essay structures including, but certainly not limited to introduction, body paragraphs, conclusion, citing, and making sure they convey the message across depending on the type of composition they desire to achieve.
I hope that this has given you some idea of who I am and give me an opportunity to work with you...
Cristina I am a motivated individual with a passion for learning. I believe that learning for its sake in itself is rewarding enough, as a result, teaching others and helping them realize of their capacity to master new skills is the ultimate gift.
I am a bilingual substitute teacher grades k-6(all subjects) during the regular school year. I am
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I have a minor college in Sociology, which includes subjects such as social problems, socialogical theory, and some applied courses. I also have some experience in the field, specifically, a year with the non-profit Communities in Schools organization. In my line of work, I worked with students who had a high risk of not graduating High School due to several social disadvantages.