I believe in taking a learner-centered approach to lesson planning. Instruction should be tailored to meet the needs of learners. The Universal Design for Learning is a particularly useful approach until individual learning styles are assessed. With discipline and grit (follow through), everyone can learn.
I received my Bachelor’s of Science Degree in Chemistry. Having taught an undergraduate chemistry lab as a graduate student, I quickly learned that teaching is exciting and rewarding. Shortly after, I obtained my teacher certification. My Master’s in education will be completed March 31, 2015, and my current GPA is 3.96. My specialty is e-learning. I also have professional development certificates in virtual instruction, advanced virtual instruction strategies, and character development.
I have over ten years of practical experience supporting learners of all ages in literacy, math, and science. Currently, I develop personalized lesson plans and adopt/adapt a variety of resources to meet the individual needs of learners in one-to-one face-to-face and virtual environment. I have been working as an educational support professional for two years. Prior to my current position, I worked as a classroom teacher. One-to-one and small group (less than 10 learners) instruction is truly my passion.
I have written and published a book designed to increase parent participation in education. It is titled, “Parent Support: 30 Ways to Support Your Child’s Education”. I have published a poem as well. Besides writing, I am devoted to enhancing my skills as an instructor by completing professional development courses and graduate level degree programs.