RashadMy passion for teaching began in earnest when I volunteered to teach English to Chinese high school students at a boarding school in Beijing. The experience helped me realize just what is possible if we embrace diversity and allow for the free exchange of ideas across cultures. I also participated in my high school's Conversation Partner Program that grouped native English speaker with ESL learners to give the latter an opportunity to practice their English while also enabling me to create lifelong friendships with people from a variety of backgrounds. My teaching style is inspired by John Hattie's 80/20 rule, in which students speak and challenge each other 80 percent of the time while the teacher spends only 20 percent of the session lecturing. I feel that is promotes classroom participation and an active engagement with the learning process. If you're interested in seeing what this technique can do for you, I can help with ESL, Writing, World Religions, Basic Computer Literacy, and Math.
The College of New Jersey - Bachelor of Science, Criminology
Technology and Computer Science
JessicaI am a Social Studies and English instructor teaching 7th and 8th graders at an elementary school located in Kensington. My goal as a teacher is to inspire my students to love reading and writing as much as I do. The secret to doing so is to help them find what they want to read, rather than forcing them to read something that they are not interested in. If students are enjoying the learning process, I find that they learn more effectively. I am comfortable teaching subjects such as Algebra, American Literature, Elementary School, High School Writing, and Praxis Prep. I also have many hobbies outside of the classroom, including Karaoke, Musical Theater, Harry Potter, TV, cooking, reading, Bullet Journaling, and enjoying the city of Philadelphia. Please contact me today for more info on my current availability!
University of Pittsburgh-Pittsburgh Campus - Bachelor in Arts, Urban Studies
Relay GSE - Master of Arts Teaching, High School Teaching
AP U.S. Government & Politics
Middle School Reading
JennyI'm Jenny, and I'm originally from Venezuela, but I was raised in the US. I earned my undergraduate criminal justice and behavioral health degree at Alvernia University. Currently, I'm a substitute teacher and Spanish interpreter. I really enjoy helping people learn new things, and I'm looking forward to assisting students in building their understanding of the Spanish language. When I have free time, I enjoy listening to music, exercising, playing with my kids, and walking.
Alvernia University - Bachelor in Arts, Criminal Justice