Instruction Type: Private or Pods. Online.
Recommended for: Students entering grades 3-6.
The greatest challenge with word problems usually is not solving the calculations but rather interpreting the story. Students often have difficulty unpacking the actions in the story and identifying the equation or calculations that match the problem.
In this course, students will explore multi-step word problems involving all four operations. Course content can be customized to address fractions or, for students in grades 5-6, decimals and percentages. Students will be given multistep word problems to solve with strategies and tips for tackling the problem in approachable and effective ways.
Students will receive plenty of think-time and be held accountable for defending their strategies and explaining their thinking, which, in turn, gives them the necessary tools to unpack complex word problems and feel confident solving them in the future.
Tatiana is a certified teacher with over 7 years of experience in NYC schools. She graduated with honors from the University of Notre Dame and is a Teach for America alumna. During her time as a TFA corps member, she completed a Masters in Teaching from the Relay Graduate School of Education and holds a Professional Certificate in Childhood Education (grades 1-6).
Tatiana specializes in inquiry-based learning and constructivist teaching methods. She implements Universal Design for Learning (UDL) and Visual, Auditory, Kinesthetic, and Tactile (VAKT) strategies in her lesson plans. She uses a Cognitively Guided Instruction (CGI) approach to teaching math that is rigorous and individualized to each student. Tatiana will incorporate various multi-sensory techniques, including the use of manipulatives, to develop conceptual understanding. She firmly believes that successful math instruction happens when teachers build on students’ innate number sense and curiosity, making math fun and accessible to all learners.
She currently works as an educational consultant for an ed-tech company specializing in virtual assessment and instruction. She coaches teachers and leaders on using data to drive instruction and best practices for effective differentiation, both in school and remotely. Prior to this, she taught 3rd-5th grade on the Upper West Side of Manhattan, then in Bed-Stuy, Brooklyn.
Tatiana has extensive experience with test prep material and is deeply familiar with New York State Standards, having had 100% of her students pass the NY State Math Test for four consecutive years, exceeding the statewide average by over 60%.
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