I have a Ryan Multiple Subject teaching credential with English language learner authorization from the state of California and taught in the public education system there for 5 years. I am also certified in Texas with a Generalist (EC-6) and and English Learner supplemental certification. I have been teaching in Houston for the past year and a half. I have a Master's of Arts degree in Teaching from the University of Southern California along with certification from the University of California, San Diego in teaching gifted students. I am passionate about education and providing students with the information they need to be successful in life!
I taught reading, writing, grammar, spelling, social studies, and English to English language learners in 5th grade. These students were taught in Spanish the previous year and expected to pass STAAR in English at a 5th grade level this year. 80% of my students passed the 5th grade STAAR test in English last year. I am successful because I build a rapport with my students and search for ways to motivate the individual student.
I taught all subjects to grades 4th thru 6th. Even though 4-6 were the grade levels I feel confident to teach all levels in elementary education. I used assessments to drive my instructional planning. Even though this was the basis for my curriculum choices I make accommodations and adaptations for students based on their needs. I provided instruction that addressed the needs of all learning styles, kinesthetic (hands on), visual, and auditory (listening). I provided test strategies to help students be successful on standardized tests.
This credential and authorization enables me to teach English from elementary to adult learners of English.
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