2 years teaching ESL in South Korea, 1 year teaching ESL in Vietnam, 2 years teaching high school science in New York City & long Island, 6 years teaching middle school general science in New York City, currently teaching alternative school to adults in New York City
My goal is to generate well thought out, highly adaptable science teaching content that can be utilized by others with ease. All Make Kids Smart lessons materials are created using Universal Design for Learning principles to accommodate individual learning differences.
ETS Recognition of Excellence Award for scoring in the top 15% on a Praxis II exam (Biology), 4th year Urban Advantage teacher
Boston College, Molloy College, CUNY Queens College, Western Governors University, New York State professional certification in Biology 7-12, New York State professional certification in Chemistry 7-12
Most of my teaching experience comes from high poverty urban areas where students are chronically underachieving due to disabilities or lack of language skills. My teaching materials have been adapted accordingly. A few of my hobbies include reading, playing the piano, watching baseball, following the economic markets, taking road trips, and attending comedy shows and concerts. I plan to teach science in the New York City public school system until I reach retirement age. This TpT site is a test of my emerging entrepreneurial tendencies, my experience as a teacher, and my ability to meet the diverse needs of students.