Information About Josina - St. John's tutor
This is how 2 referees rated Josina:
Study Skills / Essay Writing
-B.Ed. Primary/Elementary (2015 – 2016) at Memorial University of Newfoundland
-B.Sc. Psychology (2010 – 2014) at Memorial University of Newfoundland
-Teacher’s Certification (August 2016) – Newfoundland and Labrador Education and Early Childhood Development
-Project Wild (May 2015) – Canadian Wildlife Federation
-Project Zero (May 2015) – Canadian Wildlife Federation
Relevant work experience:
-Substitute Teacher for the Newfoundland and Labrador English School District – September 2016 to September 2017: After graduating from Memorial University in August, I began substituting at the end of September in various school in and around St. John’s.
-Achieva; Team Lead – September 2016 to September 2017: Achieva is an educational after school program for students from kindergarten to grade six. My duty as the team lead is to prepare the activities and plan the weekly themes.
-Home Therapist; Applied Behavioural Analysis – June 2014 to April 2016: As the ABA therapist I applied therapy programs with a child with autism to help promote social, cognitive, and behavioural skills.
-As a substitute teacher I have gained many skills valuable within the education field. I work well with my coworkers, and always maintain a professional demeanor with staff, students, and parents. I have had a lot of experience in the classroom over the last year, including several consecutive days requiring planning for the following days.
-During my time at Achieva I have strengthened my interpersonal skills. I am able to be a team member as well as a leader. I have made many meaningful connections with the students as well as my coworkers. I have also gained experience communicating with parents regarding their children as to how their time went and any concerns that may have arisen.
-Achieva has also allowed me to get more experience in curriculum planning as the team lead. Since the group includes students of many ages, I am required to plan activities that are inclusive, yet stimulating for a variety of abilities.
-I have experience in tutoring during grade 12.
-I am currently a Substitute Teacher for the Newfoundland and Labrador English School District – September 2016 to September 2017: After graduating from Memorial University in August, I began substituting at the end of September in various school in and around St. John’s.
Children learn in different ways and at different paces, and I believe that taking this into account as a tutor is very important. As a tutor, you need to be sensitive to the way your student learns. For the student to succeed, the tutor must get to know them and how they learn. For that reason, if a student is not getting a concept, I will adapt and find another way to teach this concept. It is also very important not to move onto more difficult concept until the base knowledge is there. I believe it is better to spend extra time on foundational knowledge, and master fundamental concepts, before moving on. In a classroom there are schedules and deadlines which must be met. This can often leave some students behind, as they may not yet fully understood a concept. This is where tutoring is important. The tutor can go back over previous lesson to find out where the class moved on too quickly. Students can be on track with the class again by taking a little bit more time outside of classroom to spend more time on some lessons so that they too fully comprehend the material.
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