University of Wyoming (Psychology)
My name is Amanda, although I typically go by "Manda." Last year I graduated from the University of Wyoming with a B.S. in Psychology, the coursework for which included participation in the Honors Program. The Honors Program includes curriculum focused heavily on literature during the first year, then a course on a wide variety of world perspectives, history, psychological learning strategies, and global issues topics each following year.
In the way of experience, I tutored students in history and Algebra I and II throughout high school, resulting in an average improvement of at least one letter grade for the tutored student. Currently, I work as a teacher of ethics and Unitarian Universalist Principles as the Religious Education Director for the UU Fellowship of Laramie. In this work, I educate children of ages varying from 7 to 15 years old. Topics taught include the historical context of religious material, geography, global issues, telling time, interpersonal skills, science (including and especially evolution), critical thinking, and other early elementary/secondary education concepts.
Well versed in the English language, specific emphasis on vocabulary and spelling. To mildly brag, I have oft been told my vernacular is higher than average. I spend some time teaching vocabulary as an RE Director.
As a child care provider I have gained ample experience with aiding children learning to read through application of the phonetic method.
Two+ years as an RE Director, even more as a child care provider, and yet more as a long-term babysitter, has given me a wealth of experience in planning lessons and activities- most of which involve vocabulary and spelling elements. The RE Director position has granted me valuable insight into formulating lessons on personal achievement and goal setting. During college, I took multiple psychology courses on optimal judgement and decision making. Much of my motivational psychology, theory of mind, and social psychology courses pertained to improving study skills.
I'm very new to this site, but I look forward to helping students learn however I can. My name is Amanda, although I typically go by "Manda." Last year I graduated from the University of Wyoming with a B.S. in Psychology, the coursework for which included participation in the Honors Program. The Honors Program includes curriculum focused heavily on literature during the first year, then a course on a wide variety of world
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For the past two years I have worked as the Religious Education Director of the Unitarian Universalist Fellowship of Laramie. This year our curriculum is on world religions- those selected include Christianity, Judaism, Islam, Hinduism, and the spiritual philosophies of Buddhism and Native American Spirituality. As a consequence of teaching this world religion coursework, I have experience with the scriptures, cultural and historical backgrounds, geographical locations/origins, and of course spiritual doctrine and belief systems of a number of religions. I have particular experience with Christianity, having attended Presbyterian church since the age of 7.
I have played the violin since 4th grade- approximately 13 years. I have briefly tutored adults in beginning violin, basic notation, positioning, and sound quality in particular. I have recently received college-level tutoring to hone my skills, with emphasis on finger mechanics, intonation, and performing techniques such as hammering and trills. I have a rudimentary remembering of the years I spent in junior high and high school studying musical theory, meaning that I can sight read music in the treble cleft by generally understanding what key a piece is in.