My name is Sammy Bohannon. I spent 6 years in the public school classroom and saw so many kids struggle. My classes were 28+ and I was just one person. There was no way I could sit down with all 28 of them and help them to learn the way they needed to learn. I felt inadequate as an educator and knew I needed to make a change for myself and my beliefs in education. I began Growing Literacy Tutoring (formerly Bohannon English Learning Academy) as a way to reach students who are not getting the one-on-one attention they need in schools and help them to take pride and ownership over their learning. I now work with students who would otherwise struggle and I now know that I am making a difference in my students' lives.
I have a Bachelor’s degree in Spanish and a Master’s degree in Teaching English as a Second Language. I hold a valid teaching license in my state in teaching English as a Second Language and I have a TEFL certificate that was issued by TEFL UK. Since 2015, I have been an English as a Second Language teacher for public schools. I have worked in elementary, middle, and high schools, but I spent most of my time working with middle school aged children. Before becoming a certified teacher, I spent a year as a substitute teacher and while in college, I spent two years tutoring student-athletes in subjects such as math, Spanish, reading, writing, and history. Teaching is kinda my thing.
The public school system has been a good place to work, but there comes a time when you have to do what you are TRULY passionate about. I have two young kids and decided the best move for my family would be to transition out of the school system so that I could focus on what I love about teaching: teaching! I have enjoyed every second of this new journey and can't wait to share my knowledge with your child. It would be my honor to be part of your child's educational team.
If you are interested in meeting with me to see if we are a good fit, I offer a free, 20-minute, no obligation consultation. Please complete the New Student Sign-Up Form to get started today!