After obtaining my Bachelor's Degree, I took graduate classes in Education to obtain my lifetime teaching credential in California. I was a classroom teacher for 1st, 2nd, 5th, 6th, and ESL students full time and then I have been a Substitute Teacher for many years grades K - 12.
In addition I received my TEFL Certificate in Spain and taught English to all age students in Spain and Mexico. Working with all ages, 5 years to adult, gave me much experience tutoring and enabled me to tailor my lessons to each individual.
I have graduate courses in Reading and also in ESL. I enjoy teaching Reading, Writing, Social Studies, and Math but my passion is English! Grammar, speaking, comprehension, and playing games to reinforce many skills is important. I am very upbeat, friendly, caring, and try to make learning fun for my students.
I love to travel (my picture was taken in Mexico), paint watercolors, garden, snow ski, and take care of my two cats and two dogs. They make me laugh and enjoy life more! The saying 'More wag, less bark' says my viewpoint easily in regards to tutoring. A smile and a caring attitude goes a long way to help students overcome negative attitudes and poor skills.
Education & Certification
Undergraduate Degree: Califrnia State University at Northridge - Bachelor of Science, Political Science and Government
Graduate Degree: California State University -Hayward - Unknown, Education
Travel, painting, gardening, snow skiing,pets