While I was in college I tutored in a first grade classroom to get volunteer hours. This was the first time I had been in an elementary classroom since I was in elementary school. I tutored there twice a week and grew to love it and looked forward to going. I loved helping the students with learning to read and loved hearing their stories. This positive experience resulted in me pursuing a major in Elementary Education K-6. While in college, I continued tutoring students and participated in many enjoyable field experience through my program. I graduated in December 2009 with a Bachelor's Degree in Elementary Education.
Since graduating college, I have been employed in a variety of areas that has all given me great experience in the field of education. I worked as a substitute teacher for four years, I have worked for a short amount of time at a few day cares, I taught preschool for a year and tutored in two different tutoring centers. I am currently a second grade teacher in a public school system. I absolutely love teaching and seeing students learn and grow in academics. I like to try to incorporate hands on activities, tricks and real world examples to help students succeed.
I love to use hands on activities when tutoring. I want to try to help the student learn in a fun way. After learning the activity and doing some hands on activities or games, I then like to assess the student to check their understanding.
I love teaching math because there are a lot of opportunities to create hands on activities and use manipulatives that will help students learn.
When teaching phonics, I feel it is beneficial to share with young students different tricks to help them read the word. I also feel repetition is very important in learning words and patterns.
Reading is my favorite subject to teach! I love to explore stories with students and see and hear their reactions to them. I enjoy talking about the story with students and relating it to their own lives, other stories, and to the world. While I was in college I tutored in a first grade classroom to get volunteer hours. This was the first time I had been in an elementary classroom since I was in elementary school. I tutored there twice a week and grew to love it and looked forward to going. I loved helping the
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I have a bachelor's degree in Elementary Education K-6 from Shippensburg University of PA. I am currently a second grade teacher at Preston County Schools in West Virginia. I have 4 years experience as a substitute teacher, taught preschool for a year, and tutored two years at two different locations. I tutored students ranging from pre-k to high school.
I have a B.S. in elementary education. I am currently a second grade teacher and teach second grade math each day. I have worked as a substitute teacher and a tutor and have experience teaching math at different levels through both of those positions.
I teach second grade and we go over a specific phonics skill each week. I like to find different strategies that will help students remember how to say the words; for example "the silent or sneaky "e" makes the vowel say its name." I have taught phonics in the past as well during my tutoring experience.