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I was born and raised in the Willamette Valley in Oregon. I attended George Fox University for my undergraduate work. I earned my Bachelor's of Art in Writing/Literature and Religious Studies. I also had the wonderful opportunity to study abroad in Paraguay. After taking a year off to save up money, I returned to school at Western Oregon University, and I earned my Master's of Art in Teaching. Two days after receiving my diploma, I was offered a job to teach here in Arizona.

I have always had a desire to learn and grow and I wish to inspire that desire in others. This is why I became a teacher. This is my third year teaching in the Vail School District and while there have been challenges, I have never had such a rewarding experience. When the light bulb moment happens with a student, it is the best feeling in the world. Throughout my experience as a Teacher, I have found that not all of students learn the same way, and that some take more time to grasp certain concepts. I know that this feeling can be discouraging for a student because I felt that way in certain subject areas. I strive to keep an open mind and positive attitude in all that I do.

In my spare time, I try to catch up on my reading. I also enjoy a good Netflix marathon, especially when I have ice cream or pop corn available. If I am feeling extra energetic, you might find me on a run or a hike.

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Leigh’s Qualifications

Education & Certification

Undergraduate Degree: George Fox University - Bachelor in Arts, English

Graduate Degree: Western Oregon University - Master of Arts Teaching, Education


Reading, running, hiking, watching Netflix, and drinking copious amounts of coffee.

Tutoring Subjects

10th Grade Reading

10th Grade Writing

11th Grade Reading

11th Grade Writing

12th Grade Reading

12th Grade Writing

5th Grade Reading

5th Grade Writing

6th Grade Reading

6th Grade Writing

7th Grade Reading

7th Grade Writing

8th Grade Reading

8th Grade Writing

9th Grade Reading

9th Grade Writing

Adult Literacy

American Literature

College English

College Essays

College Level American Literature

Comparative Literature

Elementary School Reading

Elementary School Writing


English Grammar and Syntax

Essay Editing

Expository Writing

High School English

High School Level American Literature

High School Writing



Middle School Reading

Middle School Writing

Persuasive Writing


World Literature


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