I received my Bachelors of Arts in Contemporary Studies and Leadership at Wilfrid Laurier University in 2011. I am currently working towards my alternative teacher’s certification for the state of Texas through Texas Teachers ACP. I expect to be certified as a grade 4-8 generalist by the end of summer 2014 but will continue to work towards upper level elective certifications including history, language arts, and German.
During my college years, I volunteered in multiple student centered capacities including spring break arts and crafts programs. I also trained first year college journalism students for the school paper. Now I volunteer at several area elementary schools as I work towards my teaching certificate.
While I can tutor a multitude of subjects, my favorite subjects to tutor are German – all levels, Social Studies/History, and English Language Arts. I took German throughout my school years and had the opportunity to live in Germany for four years. I love studying the various similarities between German and English as well as the fact that Germans have a word for everything! I like to consider myself a pretty big history buff – I love learning about ancient cultures and their effect on our very own culture. Finally, I have always had a knack for reading and writing … my years working in the newspaper field only made me love the English language more.
My teaching style is heavily influenced by Howard Gardner's multiple intelligences. I like to tailor my lessons to the learning style of the student, especially when dealing with building block knowledge. I also believe that learning should be interactive and exploratory allowing the student to continuously build on existing knowledge.
Outside of academia, I love arts and crafts. I knit, sew, and work with clay whenever I have some spare time. I also garden. I love cooking and baking.
Education & Certification
Undergraduate Degree: Wilfrid Laurier University - Bachelor in Arts, Contemporary Studies and Leadership
Knitting, sculpting, gardening, skating
AP US History
College Level American History
High School English
High School Level American History
Study Skills and Organization