I am a semi-retired teacher with twenty years of experience at all levels. I have taught elementary, middle, and high school. I have also taught English as a Second Language at adult learning centers and community colleges. Since officially retiring, I have had many private students with a wide range of needs, from kindergarten to university levels. I have really enjoyed this second phase of my teaching life, as it is really gratifying to discover the problem a student has and try to fix it. I have had a good success rate, rescuing students from Special Education, being held back, and even steering one failing middle school student through high school graduation. I have become good friends with the parents of many of these students.
I am currently conducting literacy trainings for employees at a local housing authority, and I enjoy being back in the classroom, but I have a lot of free time to pursue my private tutoring sessions.
I am a writer, so I believe my strongest skill is, of course, writing, and also reading, which I love. I believe in learning which doesn't end with graduation from formal studies, but continues throughout life. I also love to travel and have lived and taught and farmed in the West Indies and have visited Cuba and Africa several times. I believe in having a wide view of the world, its people, and cultures, and I find knowing how people from other parts of the world fascinating.
Education & Certification
Undergraduate Degree: Boston University - Bachelor in Arts, English Literature
Graduate Degree: Boston University - Masters in Education, Foundations of Education
writing, reading, dancing, swimming, drawing, music, hiking
College Level American History
College World History
Elementary School Math
High School Business
High School Economics
High School English
High School Level American History
High School World History