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M. Louis Robinson 

Peace to all!  I am a Reading Buddy with the TC Buddies Program and I count it a privilege to once again work with NY's finest-our young people.  Currently, I am pursuing my Ed.M in Educational Leadership at Teachers College.  I received a BS in Communications from …

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Meghan Chidsey 

Hi, my name is Meghan! I am a second year Math Buddy and an Anthropology and Education Ph.D. student at Teachers College. Born and raised in New Jersey, I received my Bachelor of Architecture at the University of Notre Dame where I was also an Anthropology major. Following my years …

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Shafeiq Baksh 

Hi. My name is Shafeiq Baksh, and this is my first year as a Math Buddy. I am originally from the Washington, DC area, but have been living in NYC since 2006. I have a B.S. in Math Education from NYU and an M.A. in Math …

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Carrie Dewberry 

I will be a TC Math Buddy for the 2011 - 2012 school year. I am originally from Winston Salem, NC. I completed myundergraduate degree in Elementary Education from North Carolina A&T State University, in Greensboro, NC. I have a license to teach elementary education (k-6) …

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Mannix Cheng 

My name is Mannix Cheng. I am a life-long New Yorker. I was born in Queens and have spent most of my life on Long Island. I graduated from New York University with a BA in Economics. I am currently a Mathematics Education MA student at …

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Johanna Kurt 

My name is Johanna, and I am a Reading Buddy and a first-year student in the MA TESOL K-12 program. I was born in Colorado but spent part of my childhood in Texas. After graduating from college, I began teaching abroad in Bolivia, where I worked …

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Foluwaseewa Lawanson 

My name is Foluwaseewa Lawanson and I am in the Elementary Inclusive Education program M.A. atTeachersCollege. Prior to TC, I worked as a Program Leader for THINK Together, a non-profit organization that provides quality out-of-school, after-school, and supplemental programs to students from underserved populations. I am …

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Anahid Modrĕk 

Hello! My name is Anahid, I am originally from Los Angeles, California and I am pursuing a MA/PhD inDevelopmental Psychology. As an undergrad at UC Berkeley I worked with students at a local middle school, where I could not help but notice that my students’ psychological …

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Alicia Chung 

My name is Alicia Chung and I am a second-year Math Buddy. I am extremely honored to be a returning Zankel fellow and feel even more prepared and confident to work with my four buddies the second time around. I have so many ideas and activities in mind, as well as a better sense of …

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Kira Tolla 

I'm fresh to the East Coast from the San Francisco Bay where I've been working in an array of capacities in the local Farmers Markets for the past four years and teaching as a Garden Specialist in an After School Program.  Over that time I've found …

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Erica Roth 

My name is Erica Roth and I am a first-year MA student in the dual certificate program in Bilingual/Biculturaleducation in the Arts & Humanities department. I am originally from Ithaca, New York, but I did my undergraduate work at Occidental College in Los Angeles as a …

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Yolanda Bromfield 

My name is Yolanda Bromfield and I am a second year Math Buddy! I am currently a Sociology and Education M.A. student. Beforecoming to Teachers College, I received a B.S. in Music Education from Hartwick College.  My research interests include race/ethnicity, sexuality, and gender issues that …

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Carol Park 

I was born and raised in Los Angeles. My perpetual journey in academia and my love for language began at the University of California, San Diego where I studied English Literature as an undergraduate. Thereafter, I moved east and received my Masters in Humanities from the …

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Payman Vafaee 

Hello. My name is Payman Vafaee, and I am so excited to be a small part of Zankel Math and Reading Buddies Program to celebratethe loving memory of Dr. Zankel. I am thrilled to be working with kids with whom I share many things in my …

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Christina Romeo 

Upon graduating from New York University with a bachelor of science in communications, I had dreams of entering the world of advertising, marketing, or public relations.  However, after a few volatile years, I decided I needed to find something more secure and ideally more meaningful. I decided to apply for the NYC Teaching Fellows. Looking …

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Reflections 

I have enjoyed my time as a Buddy. While I don’t have any heart-lifting stories to tell, I know that I have made a difference to these kids in some sort of way; maybe this has more to do with my inability to be “mushy” than anything, but I am not sure. We look at …

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My inability to say good-bye 

Unfortunately, for me the year seems to be coming to an end, so soon at a time when I feel like I am truly beginning to understand my buddies. I have enjoyed the time that I have spent with them and have learned so much from them, that I am experiencing "separation anxiety", and I …

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Reflections: October to Today 

This is a look back on my four third-grade Buddies: where they were when we met, how they've grown in five short months, and what I expect from the rest of this semester. AR and I only met in December. She didn't like reading, and only wanted to do math (in itself not a bad …

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Back From Break 

I returned from our holiday break with fresh eyes, and was able to see a lot of progress that my students had made since the beginning of the school year!  I wanted to share a few stories of success: One of my tutees, R, had been getting in trouble for not doing her homework.  I was …

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Social Capital and TC Buddies 

Positive, strong social support systems can lead to a higher probability of a child’s academic performance —even though modestly reported. The functionality of each relationship within the social network is the crux of its strength. A healthy, positive social structure, can influence a child’s academic success rate. The TC Buddy system, exemplifies the strength of …

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