I have worked in the educational field since 2002, holding a variety of jobs, as an after school teacher, a tutor, an instructional aide, a K-12 substitute teacher, and an elementary school teacher in both public traditional and charter schools. I have worked across California, in areas such as Orange County, Oakland, the Central Coast, and currently the South Central region of Los Angeles. I have worked with many different students, as gifted, English Language Learners, and Special Needs students. I have partnered with families of all different cultures, socio-economic levels, ethnicities, and backgrounds. My experience has definitely helped me relate information to students of all age levels.
I set forth high expectations for any class I have. My goal is for each student to reach the maximum learning growth throughout the time I am teaching that student. I do my best to make learning fun and enjoyable, while still keeping my curriculum challenging. I ask a lot of questions to students to help them go to a higher level of critical thinking and push realistic, problem solving skills. I want my students to go to keep learning and to be leaders who will have a positive change on this world. I believe if students see their education as a means to help other people, in addition to themselves, then they will be more willing to put forth a higher effort as most people rise to the challenge to help others if guided in that direction.
There are too many moments to share, but I have always been great at helping shy kids overcome their shyness and actually develop into leaders. I have enjoyed seeing students develop into positive people who desire to help others.
I graduated from the University of California Irvine in 2005 with a B.A. in Criminology, Law, and Society. However, I decided not to go into law enforcement as I already saw the positive impact I was having working with youth. I decided to obtain my multiple subject teaching credential from California State University of Long Beach. I received my teaching credential in 2009.
In 2008 while student teaching, at age 25, I was diagnosed with Wilm's Tumor, a very rare kidney cancer. I went through chemotherapy for a year, but fortunately by 2009 I was back student teaching and completed my teaching credential program. I am very thankful to be alive, and I know I have a purpose here on Earth to educate students to become leaders and help others change the world and make a positive impact. I am currently starting my own school for under served students in Los Angeles. It is called Generations Legacy. We will help raise students who will leave a positive legacy for future generations.
English Language Arts, Balanced Literacy, Creative Writing, Reading, Grammar, Spelling, Vocabulary, Specialty, Math, Algebra, Basic Operations, Fractions, Numbers, Order of Operations, Other (Math), Science, Astronomy, Earth Sciences, Other (Science), Social Studies - History, U.S. History, Arts & Music, Visual Arts, Physical Education, Drama, EFL - ESL - ELD, ELA Test Prep, Math Test Prep, Other (Social Studies - History), Life Skills, Gifted and Talented, Critical Thinking, For All Subject Areas, Classroom Management, Professional Development, Business, Character Education, Word Problems, Problem Solving, Writing, Oral Communication, Reading Strategies, Writing-Essays, Holidays/Seasonal, Christmas/ Chanukah/ Kwanzaa, Poetry, Mental Math, Place Value, Tools for Common Core, For All Subjects, Informational Text, For Administrators, Coaching, Test Preparation, Phonics, Classroom Community