It was during my first year of working at EdwardsvilleTutoring Center that I realized my love and ability for teaching.
At theTutoring Center, I taught students of all ages but specialized in teaching highschool students science and math. I wasthen accepted into the Noyce Scholar Program where I was immersed into teachingthrough an intensive teaching experience. Through my Noyce experience andworking at the tutoring center, I began to develop my teaching philosophy ofhelping each student in a way that is unique to them by utilizing hands-oninquiry-based learning. During my practicum and student teaching experiences, myphilosophy of education has held true and has also been added onto. Along withthe skills and knowledge I gained at the Tutoring Center and my criticalteaching experience, during my practicum and student teaching I have learnedhow to appropriately incorporate technology into the classroom and adhere tothe different learning styles of my students. Through different teaching strategies, Istrive to make learning fun for my students and myself.
Through these experiences,I have also gained skills in formative and summative assessments by learninghow to integrate informal assessments and design effective formal assessments. I have almost three years of continuous teachingexperience between the Tutoring Center, Noyce, practicum and student teaching.These experiences have allowed me to develop the skills required to effectivelyteach and cultivate my teaching philosophy.
I am interested in the High SchoolScience Teacher position you are offering at Valley High School and believe myteaching experiences qualify me for this position. It would be an honor toteach in a school that values the joy in learning for everyone involved.