I attained my Bachelor of Arts from the University of Wisconsin Whitewater as a double major in Speech and Journalism. Right after graduation, I did a news writing internship at WGN working on the 9 P.M. and 5:30 P.M. newscasts. While I was briefly able to perform my dream job, this was 2008 when the job market across the country hit a record low point. While at WGN, its parent company, Tribune Company, declared bankruptcy; I quickly realized I needed a B plan.
A couple years later, I found myself back in school working towards certification as a court reporter and working as a nanny for several area families. I've found that working with kids is a passion of mine and something that I excel at. Coupled with my well developed English, reading, and writing skills, it seemed only natural to me to pursue tutoring students in those subjects in addition to math.
I've found that patience is the best tool in your arsenal when working with kids. I always encourage them to try things on their own first, and then I offer guidance and instruction to help them reach conclusions. Seeing their sense of pride and accomplishment is always rewarding. In my experience, sometimes confidence is the only thing preventing a struggling student from being a successful one.
In my spare time, I enjoy reading, swimming, jogging, hiking, yoga, and playing with my puppy, Milo.
University of Wisconsin-Whitewater - BA, Speech/Journalism