I am a graduate of St. Edward's University; I received my Bachelor of Arts in Communication and my Masters of Arts in Human Service/Public Administration. Following graduation, I joined Austin Community College as an adult education instructor for GED and ESL students. In addition to adult students, I also provide tutoring to children and teens needing the necessary fundamentals for academic progress, or those seeking to proactively increase their understanding of a particular subject. Although I teach the four core subjects in the classroom, I primarily tutor in the areas of Math and Reading Language Arts. I especially enjoy teaching Math because I deliver the subject content in a manner that students are frequently amazed at their ability to grasp what they previously believed to be difficult mathematical concepts. I have also effectively assisted students prepare for standardized exams, whether state mandated grade-level tests, or college-level entrance exams. My teaching style is a combination of coaching and cheer leading. Like a coach, I have high expectations for my students because I prepare them using best practice subject content drills and exercises; and like a cheerleader, I excitedly celebrate every progressive effort towards their academic goal. Students - young and old - respond to my style because they want to successfully conquer their academic challenges themselves. I have lived in several countries, and have traveled to a few others; thus, I have a genuine appreciation for diverse cultures and customs. In my spare time, I enjoy tennis, swimming, and relaxing in the tranquil surroundings of my park-like backyard.
Education & Certification
Undergraduate Degree: Saint Edward's University - Bachelor in Arts, Communications
Graduate Degree: Saint Edward's University - Master of Arts, Human Services Administration
Tennis, swimming, and spending time outdoors.
COMPASS Writing Skills
Elementary School Math
High School English