I am a graduate of Brigham Young University where I received a BA in Spanish translation. My studies included ESL, Social studies, music, international cultures, and editing. During my formal education and since, I have sought out opportunities in the US and other countries to bring people together across cultural barriers. I love language's capacity to express and demonstrate cultural richness and uniqueness.
I have helped elementary school children and adults learn English in Montrose, CO, and have helped adults build confidence in speaking and comprehending Spanish in several locations. I tutor for Spanish, ESL, and English.
I always hope to be a bridge for people, helping them cross personal barriers of fear or the lack of knowledge and experience, so they can reach their goals and passions. I am a passionate learner, and bring that spark with me when I help others learn. What I like best in a one-on-one learning environment is getting to really know a student's hopes and struggles and then addressing them specifically, so that their efforts result in a personally felt success.
I make time in my life to include hiking, camping, working up songs with my family and friends--the more complex the harmony, the better--cooking tasty meals, wood working, gardening, and chasing my chickens out of the garden.
Education & Certification
Undergraduate Degree: Brigham Young University-Provo - Bachelor in Arts, Spanish Translation
Music, Languages, Hiking/adventuring, being with people.