The University of Texas at Tyler (Social Science)
Are you interested in helping your child enjoy learning? With a heart and calling to teach, my enthusiasm inspires students to challenge themselves to exceed their own expectations. With over eight years in education, I have served as a 5th-grade lead instructor teaching all subjects. I began as an aide in 3rd, 4th and 5th grade classrooms also serving as after-school tutor and summer-school teacher. After three years I created a Response to Intervention (RTi) program that helped struggling third through sixth grade students achieve at or above grade-level requirements, raising the school's state ranking of test scores from the lowest to highest categories. Through observation and interaction, I was able to quickly gain insight into how each student needed a concept presented to maximize their understanding and, more importantly, their success. Building their confidence in themselves is paramount in their process and the key to my approach.
Student success was based upon my ability to understand and respect different learning styles and knowing how to encourage, coach and provide modifications accordingly. This insight was in part due to the four years I served as a certified trainer at a cognitive learning center which provided the opportunity to work one-on-one with students that struggled with a variety of learning challenges such as ADD, ADHD, dyslexia, dysgraphia, Aspergers, weaknesses in short-term and long-term memory as well as auditory and visual learning struggles. In the capacity of RTi teacher, I administered the TAKS and STAAR tests orally which allowed me to have comprehensive knowledge of content requirements by literally reading each question out loud to a group of students each year. This intimate knowledge of state requirements is in contrast to core classroom teachers who, in order to comply with state testing regulations, are not allowed to view testing content.
Many of my students have asked me if teaching was my favorite thing to do. To their surprise, I would reply "no" and tell them that learning is my favorite thing to do and teaching comes in second right behind it. This enthusiasm is contagious and helps me inspire my students. Are you interested in helping your child enjoy learning? With a heart and calling to teach, my enthusiasm inspires students to challenge themselves to exceed their own expectations. With over eight years in education, I have served as a 5th-grade lead instructor teaching all subjects. I began as an aide in 3rd, 4th and 5th grade classrooms also
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