I am a graduate of Austin Community College and Texas State University. I received my Associates Degree in Mass Communications from Austin Community College in 2001. I received my Bachelor of Arts in English and Spanish with a focus on creative writing from Texas State University in 2003. In 2010 I completed my MSIS (Masters of Interdisciplinary Studies) through the Gradate School of Applied Arts from Texas State University. My graduate work emphasized Social Research and my emphasis of study involved Communication and Organizational Behavior.
A little more about me:
I have over ten years work experience directly related to marketing and professional development within the healthcare field.
I have taught numerous courses to adult learners that has helped them increase awareness and build professional skills. These courses include: organization and preparation skills, conflict resolution, time management and professional writing skills.
I also have in depth experience working with students of all ages on building reading, writing and communication skills.
I am certified in symbol imagery decoding (Reading Strategy), Visualization techniques to help with comprehension and Verbalization techniques to help with expression.
I'm most passionate about helping individuals utilize the right techniques to learn and build skills for the rest of their lives.
Helping students get past test anxiety and excited about the ability to share their newfound knowledge is my favorite aspect of being a tutor.
I build rapport and trust with my students through compassion, structure and goal setting. I have found through my experience that this recipe is in fact the winning recipe for educational success!
When I am not tutoring, I am riding my bike, at dance class, spending time with family and friends, writing workbooks and of course, spending time with my puppy Rosie.
Texas State University-San Marcos - BA, English and Spanish
Texas State University-San Marcos - MSIS, Communications, Training
High School English
Study Skills and Organization