Tutor profile: Sharon L.
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I am a mom, a teacher, a writer and a student. I have a Master’s in Reading Education, a BS in Journalism and I am currently studying to become an ASL Interpreter. I have been learning American Sign Language for the past 9 years, as I began learning when my daughter, who is Deaf, was born. I also work with community organizations to plan programs bring hearing and Deaf people together. Furthermore, I enjoy running, hiking or walking in the woods, writing poetry, creating art, and cooking new recipes.
I have been teaching in different capacities for several years. Among the areas I have taught are developmental reading to community college students and working with adults who are working to pass the GED. I have also worked with elementary through high school students in varied environments including the inner city of Baltimore, MD. I strongly believe in Howard Gardner's theory of Multiple Intelligences and that every student has something unique inside of them. Among my teaching experiences are that I traveled to South Africa and...
Frederick Community College
American Sign Language
2016 - 2021
2010 - 2014
Mass Communication and Journalism
1995 - 2001
Spring Ridge Elementary School, Long term Reading teacher
2020 - 2020
• Taught reading program to leveled groups of students • Collaborated with teachers and other staff • Assisted with distance learning program by recording myself reading books for student use
Urbana High School, Long term English Teacher
2019 - 2020
• Taught 11th grade English • Developed and implemented creative lesson plans • Developed projects and a variety of assessments
Frederick County Public Schools, Substitute teacher
2016 - 2020
• Provide for instructional needs and interests of students with the aid of appropriate and effective daily lesson planning • Create a classroom environment that is conducive to learning and where classroom time is utilized effectively • Demonstrate the use of a variety of teaching techniques and the use of a variety of instructional resources and materials to implement approved curriculum • Promote student growth and development intellectually, physically, socially, and emotionally • Demonstrate fair, firm, and consistent behavior towards...
Lucy School, Teaching Support Aid
2017 - 2018
• Provide support to help student maintain focus and participation in classroom • Help students review questions prior to reading or presenting new information. • Assist students with reading and writing activities • Assist with visual and auditory cues when necessary in conjunction with rephrasing, and repeating information as needed. • Help provide multi-step instructions, assignments, and information to be broken into manageable chunks to facilitate learning. • Assist with multi-modal assessments including visual representations, oral...
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