In 2011, I graduated from Christopher Newport University with a Bachelor of Arts. After my graduation, I traveled to Bangkok, Thailand where I taught kindergarten in a bilingual school for one year. Then, I returned to the US and attended the Teacher Licensure Program at the University of Richmond. I hold a Virginia state teaching license in elementary education and in the 2014-2015 school year I will be teaching first grade. My tutoring experience includes volunteering with a program for middle school students who were English language learners preparing for state standardized tests. While I was at the University of Richmond, I participated in their reading tutor program where I worked one-on-one a student developing his reading and writing skills. I enjoy teaching language arts and mathematics to students using research-based strategies to help them succeed. There is nothing more rewarding than guiding a student to that break through moment when a subject they never thought they would understand finally makes sense. I believe it is important to use assessment and students' performances in order to make informed instructional decisions that target their specific needs. In my personal time, I enjoy working out and playing tennis, as well as art and photography.
Education & Certification
Undergraduate Degree: Christopher Newport University - Bachelor in Arts, Fine Art
Graduate Degree: University of Richmond - Unknown, Teacher Licensure Preparation
Working out and playing tennis, as well as art and photography.