I am a mother of a 8 yr old girl, I am also a Girl Scout leader and a faith formation teacher. I enjoy camping , gardening. and outdoor activities,and cooking. I was a Fine Arts major in college, where I also took early education classes. I was also assistant nursery school teacher in my early 20s in Briarcliff , NY. I also enjoy photography.
My name is Monica Rodriguez. I am originally from Queens, New York but moved to New Fairfield, Connecticut ten years ago. I live with my mom, dad, and only sister. I completed my freshmen year of college at Naugatuck Valley Community College where my core focus was in the Human Services field. While I was enrolled there, I served in the Human Services Club, volunteering at blood drives and other community events. Later, I transferred to Western Connecticut State University in the Spring of 2011. My plan is to obtain a Bachelor’s degree in Social Work. I chose Social Work because I enjoy helping people and believe I am a personable human being. I aspire to be accepted into Graduate School where I will work to acquire a Master’s degree in Social Work or a Master’s degree in Clinical Counseling. I hope one day to be employed in a school system or medical setting.
Hello, my name is Amber Fidel. I am currently an educator in the Greenburgh school district and I have twelve years of experience teaching children in grades one through five. I am well-versed in best teaching practices, such as Kagan Cooperative Learning structures and differentiated instruction. I have been involved in a variety of tutoring programs intended to further the academic advancement of students across every level. My years of working with third and fourth grade classes has provided me with a great deal of experience preparing students for high stakes assessments, such as the New York State English Language Arts, Math and Science exams. Additionally, I am a certified S.A.T instructor through the Princeton Review organization and have worked closely with high school students to familiarize them with, and prepare them for, their college admissions examinations. I have an extensive knowledge of traditional, as well as current, instructional strategies and skills, and have worked intensively within the areas of curriculum, instruction and assessment.
In November of 2008, I received my Master’s Degree in the area of Curriculum, Instruction and Assessment from Walden University and I have participated, and will continue to participate, In a variety of professional development opportunities to further my own education. It is my firm belief that each child can learn and I dedicate myself to helping each student reach his or her academic potential and goals.
Hi! My name is Jennifer Peragine and I'm a graduate student at Tufts University studying to be a School Psychologist. I grew up in Bergen County, New Jersey and moved to New York City to complete my undergraduate education at NYU. I spent the past two years in Cambridge, MA until moving to Danbury to complete an internship in the North Salem public schools.
I love traveling, biking, and being outdoors. I enjoy all types of sports, but mostly tennis, basketball, and running. Art is one of my favorite hobbies and I recently became a crossword puzzle fanatic.
I've been tutoring throughout my high school and college careers. My goal in working with students is to help them feel good about learning and themselves. Teaching a child to be resilient will help them learn and succeed in school (socially and academically), as well as in life.