Energetic Elementary Educator
Energetic Elementary Educator
Hi everyone! I'm Shayna. I have a bachelors in interdisciplinary studies (elementary education) with a concentration in math and special education from Radford University. I am currently a 5th grade elementary teacher in the public schools. I have experience teaching fifth grade, field experience in 1st and 4th grade, and behavioral experience in a middle school setting. Additionally, I have tutored struggling readers and worked with students in a small group setting using differentiated lessons to fit the needs of the individual students. Previously, I have spent time as a nanny, a middle school softball coach, a STEM mentor, a summer slide teacher for uprising 2nd graders, and a preschool lead teacher. As you can tell, I love teaching and helping children grow! I have a passion in assisting students in creating and reaching their goals.
I believe the elementary years is a pivotal learning time for children. It is a time when the foundation of becoming a lifelong learner are set. As a teacher, my goal is to show my love and passion for learning in hopes it transpires to my students and mentees. I always try to relate learning with real-world examples. I want the students I work with to realize what they are learning can be applied to every day life. It is important to me that I not only teach the student, but also get to know the child as a person and find out what motivates them and their learning. I collect data and use data to show growth and progress for the student. This is what we live for: progress! No progress, no matter how little or big, goes unnoticed. Each child has their own learning path and I am the person who will be there to help them overcome any learning obstacle they may face.
I am a certified K-6th teacher in the state of Virginia. I am currently teaching all subjects: math, reading, writing, science, and social studies. I have an array of many useful resources and tools to make learning both engaging and memorable for students. The best part of being a teacher is that I am always learning something new. Students ask the BEST questions! Some of which, I do not have an answer to. The greatest thing about not having all the answers is the ability to research and learn more with my students. This not only extends learning but also teaches students research skills. Beyond subject areas, I also stress the importance of having study and organization skills. The ability to stay organized is an important stepping stone to success. It is a misconception that students have the ability to study on their own effectively. Study methods for one student may not work for another student. It will be my job to help the student find what method works best for them. I'll also hone in on the organizational skills the student will need throughout their life.
A profile can only tell so much about a person. If you are interested in speaking further about your child and their tutoring needs, please feel free to contact me. I am more than happy to discuss your concerns and develop a learning plan for your child. Due to my current teaching position, I am available after 5pm on week nights during school hours and 8-3pm on weekends. I am available 8am to 8pm on week nights during the summer time. I look forward to hearing from you and your student.
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