As a teacher with experience in primary, elementary, middle, and highschool education, I have always prided myself on my ability to relate and connect to students. Getting to know my students first helps me identify their needs in their learning and meet them where they are in order to ensure we have the foundation to move forward in our learning. I am an adaptive, understanding, and patient educator that has a passion for cultivating curiosity and learning in such a critical point in ones education and personal growth. I have had the most success using a gradual release of responsibility (I do, we do, you do) which allows me to model a lesson, complete it concurrently, and then allow the learner their space to complete their task. You must pass failure on the way to success so it is important that leanrers recognize their mistakes as opportunities for growth; hence, having a growth mindset is something I encourage my students to grapple with in their learning.