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Tutor profile: Gretchen C.

Gretchen C.
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About Gretchen

About Gretchen
My passion is to spark excitement and confidence in students as they learn and grow. I love finding creative ways to engage students so they connect with what they are learning and find applications of that learning around them.

Teaching Experience

Teaching Experience
Predominately as a middle school teacher, I developed and conducted lessons featuring hands-on learning experiences and problem-based lessons. I taught eighth grade PreAlgebra and Algebra in Chapel Hill, North Carolina. Before working in Chapel Hill, I taught seventh grade Language Arts and Math in Fort Wayne, Indiana. I also taught all subjects as a fourth grade teacher in Fort Wayne, Indiana. Altogether, I have taught for nine years in the public school system.
University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill
Education - Science and Mathematics Education
Master's Degree
2005 - 2018
Taylor University
Elementary Education
Bachelor's Degree
1993 - 1997

Work Experience

Work Experience
Willowdale Chapel, Director of Children's Ministry
2006 - 2016
Led Associate Directors and teams in casting vision, coaching, and improving organizational leadership which aligned with the vision of the Lead Pastor and Elder Board. Created and managed curriculum use, development, and implementation with the leadership team to provide engaging and meaningful experiences and conversations for elementary children.
Published by Pieces of Learning, Author of The Math Behind You
2008 - 2008
Created standards-based lessons for middle school Math teachers.
Culbreth Middle School, Chapel Hill-Carrboro City Schools, Middle School Math Teacher (8th grade)
2001 - 2006
Developed and conducted lessons with hands-on experiences and problem solving for PreAlgebra and Algebra classes. Tutored students through the After the Bell program. Developed and presented Math best practices at workshops within the district and at state-wide conferences.
Miami Middle School, Fort Wayne Community Schools, Middle School Math and Language Arts Teacher (7th grade)
1998 - 2001
Developed and conducted lessons with hands-on experiences and problem solving for Math and Language Arts classes. Tutored students through the After School program. Coordinated middle school students weekly tutoring elementary students through the Project SET program.
Washington-Study Elementary School, Elementary Teacher (4th grade)
1997 - 1998
Developed and conducted lessons featuring hands-on and cooperative learning experiences for all subjects in the fourth grade classroom.

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