Mrs. Ida D.
Bachelor in Sociology · specializes in Elementary Math; Psych · 31-35 years old female
"What does it mean to you to teach like a champion? I believe that Rita Pierson, the late educator, said it best, “Every child deserves a champion, an adult who understands the power of connection and insists that they become the best that they can possibly be”. In my view, an educator’s primary work is to discover student’s needs and unique talents and use them skillfully to inspire more...
"What does it mean to you to teach like a champion? I believe that Rita Pierson, the late educator, said it best, “Every child deserves a champion, an adult who understands the power of connection and insists that they become the best that they can possibly be”. In my view, an educator’s primary work is to discover student’s needs and unique talents and use them skillfully to inspire and support optimal learning. I intend to inspire all students to excel and reach excellence academically and emotionally. Using my strong background in education and psychology of the last thirteen years, I will carefully craft forward-thinking teaching methods in language arts and social science, and create social-emotional learning experiences so that students can reach their highest potentials. During my teaching experience at Open Charter Magnet elementary school, I utilized the balanced literacy approach to language arts and research-driven models put forth by linguists such as Stephen Krashen. For instance, his findings highlight the importance of an English language learner’s first language as a potent and beneficial way to acquire a second language and I’d promote that supportive learning strategy everyday in my classrooms. Teaching in a high school in England, I applied the exciting process of inquiry-based learning by bringing social science experiments into classrooms and encouraging students to form questions around it to discover, verify and challenge scientific facts. I equally value the comprehensive research findings on social-emotional well-being and intend to use its beneficial strategies on a daily basis. Ideas include the growth mindset approach with strategic ways to praise children, put forth by Dr. Carol Dweck; and mindfulness attention training which is known to promote optimal brain development and emotional regulation. My training as a psychologist at UC Berkeley and as a mindfulness teacher through UCLA, has given me the skills to utilize such practices as loving-kindness meditation in a developmentally appropriate way to help students regulate their attention and unlock what they are truly passion about. I hope that I will be given the opportunity to help guide you to discover your potential!" less...
|fee:||$20 (for 60 min), negotiable|
|years of tutoring:||1-3|
|travel distance:||10 miles|
|tutoring method:||in-person (not online)|
|member for:||11 months|
|references:||1. Ms. Jackie Melendez, Citizens of the World-Hollywood, First Grade Lead Teacher Relationship to me: Mentor Teacher; Email address: 2. Mr. Gregory Bryant, Open Charter School, Fourth Grade Lead Teacher Relationship to me: Supervising Teacher During Student Teaching Experience And Professor of Mathematics During Teacher Prep. Program Email address:|
Education and Qualifications
After studying Sociology as an undergraduate, I traveled extensively and discovered my passion for educating youth. I decided to study Education as a graduate student and have over seven years experience as a school teacher in elementary settings as well as high school.
Los Angeles, CA 90008
|Elementary & Junior High School|
|Elementary Math||Elementary Reading|
|Elementary Science||English Language Arts|
|Home Schooling||Language Art|
|Discrete Math||Linear Algebra|
|English as 2nd Language||Farsi-Persian|
|Interviewing Skills||Resume Writing|
|Computer & Internet|
|Microsoft Word||Word Processing|
|ACT Reading||DMV Exam|
|SAT Reading||SAT Writing|