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Michele Tyrell

Language Arts Tutor

Michele Tyrrell is committed to student success, both within and outside of the classroom. After graduating from Manhattan College with a Bachelor of Science degree in accounting, Michele secured a coveted role as a Senior Auditor for KPMG Peat Marwick in New York City. After a number of years as an auditor, Michele decided to pursue another passion, teaching. Michele completed her graduate work in education at Manhattanville College, earning both a Masters of Arts in Elementary Education and a Masters of Professional Studies in Special Education. During this time, she was also appointed the Resident Director for student life at the college. With this appreciation in mind, Michele earned a tenure appointment in the Harrison Central School District in Purchase, New York.

Many years later, Michele took a break from teaching to focus on her family. While raising her four sons, Michele gained a greater appreciation of the home-school connection and the extent to which teachers have the capacity to influence youngsters, across both academic and personal domains. With a renewed drive, Michele returned to teaching within the Scarsdale School District in Scarsdale, New York.  Having received intensive training through the Reading and Writing Project at Teachers College at Columbia University, Michele serves as her grade’s liaison, studying under Lucy Calkins and disseminating content to her colleagues. Within her classroom, Michele continues to support children with special needs and differentiate instruction to maximize student’s success. She fosters the independence of her students, while also equipping them with the organizational skill that are critical to their success.  Michele is a lifelong educator and an advocate for children.

 

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