I received my Masters degree in Education, with an emphasis in Curriculum and Instruction from the University of Nevada, Las Vegas. I received my Bachelors degree in History and French from George Fox University. While an undergraduate, I traveled abroad to Paris, France, where I lived for six months. This experience was fantastic! Upon my return, I tutored students in French and taught French language labs. For the past two years, I taught 8th grade English through Teach For America, one of the nation's leading service programs. During my commitment, I specialized in providing individualized instruction to my students to increase their learning. I am a firm believer in approaching instruction through being genuine and authentic to build a successful partnership. I especially love tutoring History, French, and English Language Arts, and enjoy sharing my passion for these subjects with my students. When I am not tutoring, I love to read, specifically histories, young adult, and crime thrillers. I also love to watch restaurant shows with Gordon Ramsay and try to recreate his recipes.
Education & Certification
Undergraduate Degree: George Fox University - Bachelor in Arts, History, French
Graduate Degree: University of Nevada, Las Vegas - Masters in Education, Education
reading, history, french, jogging, movies
AP US History
College Level American History
High School English
High School Geography
High School Level American History
IB Global Politics
IB World Religions
SAT Subject Test in French
SAT Subject Test in French with Listening
SAT Subject Tests Prep
Study Skills and Organization
Q & A
What is your teaching philosophy?
I believe that each student deserves an individualized teaching approach.
What might you do in a typical first session with a student?
In a first session, I strive to get to know a student to understand why they are struggling. We set goals, and I try to learn more about the student to tailor sessions to their unique interests.
How can you help a student become an independent learner?
A student can only be an independent learner when they take ownership of their education. Students need to be confident. I encourage my students to proactively ask questions and to be honest when they are struggling.
How would you help a student stay motivated?
I would help a student stay motivated by revisiting their goals and encouraging the student. Everyone struggles, but even small successes can matter immensely.
If a student has difficulty learning a skill or concept, what would you do?
If one way of teaching a concept doesn't work, I try another way of presenting the material. It's important to change how something is being presented so all learning styles can be addressed.
How do you help students who are struggling with reading comprehension?
The most important thing in reading comprehension is practice. Students must practice actively reading, which means rereading, asking questions, and discussing. It's also important to break down the text into smaller sections to decrease frustration.