I am a current elementary school teacher with 3 years of teaching experience. I received my Bachelors of Art in Kinesiology from St. Edward's University and a Masters of Art in Teaching with an Elementary and ESL concentration from Relay Graduate School of Education. I believe that with hard work, motivation, encouragement, structure, and direction, any student can reach their goals and fullest potential.
Education & Certification
Undergraduate Degree: Saint Edward's University - Current Undergrad, Kinesiology- Sport's Management
ACT Reading: 30
Fitness, health, wellness, music, cooking, running, volleyball
What is your teaching philosophy?
I believe every student has the capacity and capability to succeed. All the student needs is good direction, patience, an open mind, and a will to learn.
What might you do in a typical first session with a student?
I would get to known the student to become familiar with the way they learn, so that I will be able to better help them.
How can you help a student become an independent learner?
I would encourage the student to solve a hard problem on their own by coaching them through it. That way, if they come across a similar problem in the future, they will know how to handle it.
How would you help a student stay motivated?
I would provide positive reinforcement and encouragement so that the student knows they are on the right track.
If a student has difficulty learning a skill or concept, what would you do?
Every student learns differently. Some learn by listening, some learn by doing, some learn by reading, and some learn by a combination of the aforementioned. By getting to know the student, I will have a better understanding of the way they learn. Therefore, I will be able to tailor lesson plans to better help them with a concept.