Daaiyah A. Green
My Approach to Tutoring
My teaching approach begins with belief that every student can learn. My primary objective is to provide students with a set of tools that helps them attain academic success and growth, to build and expand their knowledge and critical thinking skills, and to develop as lifelong learners. My approach encourages students to "learn by doing" through visual guides, interactive lessons, real world application and hypothetical situations. A good instructor motivates students to want to learn and retain the material. Stellar students benefit when instructors challenge them to move towards higher level applications of the material. Struggling students need someone who can see beyond their mistake and into their thought process. I strive to convince students they are developing valuable skills for their lives by regularly connecting the material to their everyday lives. My teaching techniques have improved with each experience I have endured. I continue to look for researched based ideas and technologies that can improve my teaching effectiveness. In the end, I want to share my passion for teaching and learning, leaving them excited about using the skills in their own lives. My goal is to meet students where they are and take them where they need to go.
My Tutor Profile
All elementary and middle school subjects, GED prep, ESL, English, writing, algebra.
9/2012 - Penn State, Abington, PA
1/2006 - 5/2006 Saint Joseph's, Bala Cynwood, PA
Math Certification Courses
1/2005 - 5/2005 University of Pennsylvania Philadelphia, PA
Philadelphia Writing Project
1/2001 - 6/2003 Kutztown University, Kutztown, PA
Major: Elementary Education G.P.A. 4.0 Honors: Alpha Eplison Lambda Graduated Summa Cum Laudi
6/1995 - 12/1999 Chestnut Hill College, Philadelphia, PA
Majors: Early Childhood/Elementary Education G.P.A. 4.0
Early Childhood Education, Elementary Education, and ESOL Program Specialist for Prekindergarten – Twelfth Grade
Summary of my Experience
Teacher of Record, PFT Building/Union Representative, AVID Site Coordinator/ Elective Teacher, Grade Group Leader, Math Teacher Leader, and Mentally Gifted Teacher
9/2000 - Present Elementary School Teacher, Philadelphia, PA
- I was nominated and elected by my colleagues to serve as the Building/Union Representative for the Philadelphia Federation of Teachers. I served in that capacity for four years. As the Representative for Morrison staff, I facilitated monthly meetings with the staff and follow-up meetings with administration to address union issues and information unique to our building. I created and distributed monthly newsletters to ensure PFT members were updated with union information. I also represented PFT members in conferences with administration.
- I am currently serving as the Mentally Gifted Teacher, the Mathematics Teacher of record for grade 6 and the Sixth Grade Chair Person. I have spent the bulk of my career teaching middle year mathematics. As a Mathematics teacher, I have helped students make notable gains on standardized assessments. In 2014 I taught writing to students in grades K – 8. My administrator created and appointed me to that position to have me implement AVID (Advancement Via Individual Determination college preparatory program) strategies to our community of learners. For the past several years, I was the AVID Site Coordinator and Elective Teacher. As a result of me maintaining current student/teacher artifacts and providing up-to-date data, Morrison was able to become an AVID certified school. I have also prepared and facilitated professional development at Morrison for the past five years to ensure that my colleagues were thoroughly prepared to implement current best practices. As a teacher I have also hosted several student teachers from Temple University and the Urban Seminar. I served as the Seventh Grade Chair Person. As the Chair Person of my grade group, I served as the liaison between the principal and the seventh grade team. I scheduled, planned and organized meetings, conferences, assemblies, after school programs and trips involving parents, students, and teachers daily. Since January of 2000, I have been employed by the School District of Philadelphia. I have taught every grade from K - 8. My major responsibilities involve planning and implementing rigorous lesson that are aligned to the Core Curriculum. I am also responsible for preparing students to perform with proficiency in the various content areas and moreover on standardized assessments. I have also taught Intervention Math Clubs, Saturday School, Power Hour, and Summer Institutes.
- 2008 – Recognized as A Great Teacher from the Great Books Foundation Chicago
G.E.D. Test Examiner
1/2006 - 2007 Health and Welfare Fund, Philadelphia, PA
- My responsibilities as a G.E.D. Test Examiner involved administering and securing a battery of tests.