I have a master’s degree in Spanish Literature from the University of Georgia and a bachelor’s degree in Spanish and Latin American Studies from the University of Kansas. I am a certified to teach Spanish levels K-12, and I am currently a Spanish teacher at Peachtree Ridge High School. I have been a high school teacher for over 14 years, and I am passionate about working with kids of all ages as well as with adults. I believe that a great tutor is helpful, kind and encouraging, works at a comfortable pace, explains concepts in a way that the student can understand, changes her teaching style if something is not working, and always tries to find fun, engaging ways to help students learn the material. A superior tutor does all these things, but also teaches students how to teach themselves so that they can eventually become independent life-long learners. Individual tutoring does wonders for student learning and performance because it gives students the chance to work with someone whose number one goal is to tailor instruction to fit the specific needs and personality of the students in a way that a classroom setting cannot provide. One of the most rewarding parts of being a teacher is seeing a student overcome the challenges he/she is facing and become confident as he/she sees her grades getting better and better.
I enjoy spending time with my three sons (ages 5, 7 and 13) swimming, playing sports and reading. I love to run, exercise, hike and travel. In college, I studied in Ecuador and Costa Rica. I have also traveled to Mexico, Peru and Nicaragua. I’m interested in the history, art, music and literature of all different cultures of the United States and the world. Also, I am a talented cello player and a not-so-talented guitar player
Education & Certification
Undergraduate Degree: University of Kansas - Bachelor in Arts, Spanish
Graduate Degree: University of Georgia - Master of Arts, Spanish Literature
Running, hiking, playing musical instruments
High School English