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DePaul University (MEd)
As a Mathematics teacher for 9 years, I am the kind of teacher who actually teaches so students learn. For me, it wasn't about getting the right answer but it was more about understanding the material. Even though I taught Math, I would give short answer and essay questions on homework, quizzes and tests. This was to ensure understanding. Was it harder for me to grade? Absolutely. Did it take me longer than it could have? Yes. Why did I do it? Because I cared.
Although I can teach most subjects, teaching Math for Understanding is where my talent lies. In most cases, I clarify the foreign language that is Math. I utilize proper terminology but support it with a common sense approach that makes it understandable and allows the student to apply these topics more easily in the future. Many of my students loves how I break things down - not so they get the right answer but so they understand. Last, I make it fun. I have been told I have a contagious enthusiasm for Math and that comes across in the lessons which makes kids relax and enjoy the tutoring session which also helps lead them to true understanding. As a Mathematics teacher for 9 years, I am the kind of teacher who actually teaches so students learn. For me, it wasn't about getting the right answer but it was more about understanding the material. Even though I taught Math, I
Elena has been great as a tutor with my grandson, Christopher. She is very patient and demonstrates a great deal of knowledge and skill in working with him. She easily brings out his strengths, addresses his weaknesses in a consciously positive manner, and reinforces his self esteem and self worth. She has all the qualities of care, knowledge and understanding that all teachers should have. As a result, he is already feeling more positive and confident in his math competency and performance. Ms. E. should be cloned for placement in all classrooms.
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As a 17 year Project Manager and AVP at Harris Bank in Chicago, IL, I have experience in product design, marketing, desktop publishing, professional writing, negotiating, public speaking, training, staff development, selling, cost-containment, process-improvement and the list goes on. My Bachelor's degree is in Marketing.
As a manager and AVP at Harris Bank Corporate in Chicago, IL, I was a mentor and coach. I worked with all levels of staff to ensure they received appropriate training and redevelopment. As a 17 year veteran at Harris Bank in Chicago, IL, I have experience in product design, marketing, desktop publishing, professional writing, negotiating, public speaking, training, staff development, selling, cost-containment, process-improvement and the list goes on. My Bachelor's degree is in Marketing.
I am certified in K-9 for all subjects. While my specialty is math and science, I can engage students of any level in most subjects. I have an innate way to "break it down" for the student and can relate to the student in the way they learn.
As a 17 year Project Manager at Harris Bank Corporate in Chicago, I worked directly with IT staff on IT projects. I have used basic, general computers since 1987. Also, I am a natural teacher and can really "break it down" so the student truly understands - not just learns how to pass a test.
As a 17 year Project Manager at Harris Bank Corporate in Chicago, a teacher for 7 years in the educational system in Chicago and now as a Sales Person, I have stood in front of crowds for years attempting to engage and educate. I have an easy-going spirit about me and that shines through in my teaching style. I know public speaking can be very intimidating for some, so my tactics and easy-going attitude makes this subject much more fun to approach but the student will still learn how to shake the nerves of public speaking under my watch.
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