I am a New York State certified teacher (grades 1-6, special education) with a Master's degree in childhood and special education. I have been working with students of all ages for almost a decade in a variety of contexts; I am an experienced teacher and tutor, as well as a certified swim instructor and aquatics director. I have a strong liberal arts background and am well-versed in content knowledge in many academic areas, especially the humanities and social sciences. My philosophy as a te... [more]
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As a certified childhood and special education teacher, I have taught math in 3rd and 4th grade classrooms. I have worked with a variety of curricula including Investigations, Envision, EnagageNY, and Math Mammoth. I currently tutor many elementary students in math skills and all of my lessons are aligned to Common Core Standards. I focus on teaching students multiple strategies to solve problems and critical thinking. I also incorporate many games into lessons as math lends itself to instructional games that are fun, engaging, and reinforce the skills we are working on together.
I am certified by New York State to teach grades 1-6 (also special education 1-6) and also hold a master's degree from Manhattanville College in Childhood and Special Education. My graduate GPA was 4.0.
I have a master's degree in special education (study skills being a part of the curriculum). Additionally I have had the opportunity develop well-honed study skills during the course of my own studies. I maintained very high GPA's by doing the amount of work necessary and having solid study skills that emphasize comprehension and efficiency. I have tutored students in many subjects and assisted them in studying and test preparation.
I have a New York State certification in special education, grades 1-6. I also have a master's degree from Manhattanville College in Special Education. I graduated with a 4.0 GPA and have worked with students with disabilities in a variety of schools and one-on-one and group settings. I know and utilize a variety of instructional strategies to help students organize and recall information. I have a flexible teaching style and can work with students with a variety of needs.
As a literacy and writing specialist, I have helped many students and peers successfully gain admission to their top choice schools (including some of the top colleges and universities in the country, and undergraduate and graduate programs) by working with them to draft, revise, and edit admissions essays and writing supplements. I begin the process by brainstorming with students and helping them find the best idea that will help tell a cohesive and desirable story of who they are as a student and person. I understand what admissions officers are looking for in the "total package" and can thus guide and facilitate the writing and application processes to ensure the best chance for success.
During my undergraduate work, I took many Sociology classes and was only a few credits shy of a minor in Sociology. Within the field of Sociology, I have studied social problems, criminal justice, sociology and the environment, religion and secular society, and many others. I finished my B.A. with a 3.7 GPA. The social sciences are a personal interest of mine as well, and I am constantly reading literature to stay up to date with current issues in the field.