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Learning is a process and it includes students’ understanding of his/her learning style, strengths, connections to the world, a growth mindset, and grit (for the weaker areas... we ALL have them). Study skills can be fun, too. Finding methods that click with the individuals memory and sense of satisfaction / fun, is also key in the learning process. Teacher-student relationships are key, too. The two must communicate in order to feel safe enough to take positive risks, for both to observe and analyze how the student learns best, and what style of coaching inspires great work.
I studied in New Orleans at Tulane University. The Latin American Studies program is in the top two in the country. I also minored in Spanish and trumpet performance. I graduated with a BA in 2003. I earned high honors both in undergrad and from Hunter College in NYC. I earned an MA in Education (K-12th grade), specializing in Teaching English to Students of Other Languages (TESOL).
I have tutored academic subjects for twenty year, but specialize in composition and reading comprehension within all disciplines. Since becoming certified as a teacher, I have honed my skills and worked with groups of all sizes and ability levels. I have become certified and taught in New York, Colorado and New Jersey.
I actually love to figure out where expressions come from and how idiomatic origins reflect culture. I like to rollerblade, practice yoga, enjoy cooking, and am trying to improve my green thumb, which is quite brown currently. I enjoy group games, too (Apples to Apples, Scattergories,, Charades, etc). I’m always down for a good movie or mini series, of all types. Most recently I’ve started to learn and enjoy watercoloring. My black cat is a core inspiration.
I love teaching and explaining science at every level!
ESL, Phonics, Reading, Literature, Writing
Special Education, Study Skills
PARCC, Regents, TOEFL, AP EXAMS, CLEP, College Guidance