Currently, I am a substitute teacher for Broward County Schools. Previously, I was a Media Specialist for Dade County Schools - Hialeah Miami Lakes Sr. High School and a Librarian 1 For Miami Dade Libraries - Sunny Isles Beach Branch Library working with children and young adults. Also, I have English and media certification in the state of Florida. My hobbies include reading, biking, cooking, walking, and gardening. I work in all subject areas. I am more capable in certain areas for w... [more]
I am a substitute teacher for Broward County Schools. Previously, I was a Media Specialist for Dade County Schools - Hialeah Miami Lakes Sr. High School and a Librarian 1 For Miami Dade Libraries. Elementary education involves learning the basics, which are the building blocks of all future subjects. A good foundation is necessary to achieve success in school. Reading aptitude in particular is essential in all other learning while math skills such as adding, subtracting and multiplying form the basis for higher mathematics. I have worked in an after-school program helping students with elementary math, language arts, reading and science and social studies. I also work with students in these same subject areas in middle school and sometimes high school. Elementary math involves adding, subtracting, multiplying and dividing. Reading is my favorite subject...I help students develop comprehension skills and vocabulary. Other strategies involve predicting, decoding using phonics, evaluating what they have read and summarizing, and visualizing and synthesizing material. Many of these same strategies apply to social studies and science in the elementary school. Many students lack focus and I try to keep them on track and how to keep themselves focused in elementary school.
I have completed several college courses in social studies, including World history, American history, Latin American History, European History, Human geography and Southeast Asian history/geography. Furthermore, I have tutored students in World History and American History quite a lot. I have an excellent memory and can analyze/reason, evaluate, synthesize and apply very well.