Anika is a former Lead ELA Teacher from New York. She has several years of teaching experience preparing kids to excelle on the state test, as well as exceeding their grade level reading goals. Anika has been recognized for creating a warm and structured learning envirnoment which has yielded in over three hunderd of her students achieving 15% growth each. Anika is currently teaching at a local charter school in the Philadelphia area were she specializes in Special Education, and individualized learning.
Prior to stepping into the classroom Anika was stepping up in the gym. She was a DII college track athlete turned professional Personal Trainer at Bally Total Fitness. Praised by her clients for her supportive spirit that never allowed them to quit on themselves, she guided them to reaching their personal health goals.
I love seeing my students grow their sense of confidence in themselves and their love of learning. I work hard to see their smile and light in their eyes when they are excited they have learned something new.
Anika was the best tutor I ever worked with. She was patient and kind with my son, and mixed in fun activities to keep him engaged. I saw significant improvement over the summer and my son was reading a grade level by the following Fall.
I like to get to know your personality and interest, then get to know your glows and grows as a learner. Finally I tailor my lesson plans to meet your needs based on your glows and grows as well as your personality. I always want to keep your interested and engaged in the lesson.
I began teaching shortly after graduation college at a charter school in New York.
I have worked with students and clients with diverse and varrying backgrounds.
Special needs, individualized learning, as well as physical accommodation needs.
Autism, Emotional Disturbance, ADD, ADHD, ESL, ELL
Back injury, knee injury, high blood pressure
It always brings joy and warmth to my heart to see my students be promoted to the following grade at the end of the school year.
Go with a teacher that you feel you can be comfortable around. Someone who will be their authentic self and will be accepting of your authentic self.
Ask them about their previous experience that you are interesting getting help with. Don't be scared to be clear about your needs and wants, as well as things you dont need or want.
What are two strengths that you currently possess and are proud of?
What are areas that you need help with?
What practices, strategies have been most helpful to you learning a new skill in the past?