I graduated Summa Cum Laude from Washington State University's distance learning program. Here I obtained a B.A. in social sciences, focussing on human development, psychology, and special education. Attending a distance learning program allowed me to continue to obtain experience in the classroom while working on my degree. I have spent four years in a special education classroom, teaching reading, writing, math, and social skills. I also got to enjoy teaching ELL classes in the morning and highly capable test prep after school. I am currently pursuing a masters degree in occupational therapy at the University of Washington's school of medicine. It was not too long ago that I was studying for my GRE and writing admissions essays. I look forward to helping students accomplish their educational goals, whether those include test prep, college admissions essays, or grade level reading and math. I enjoy being a student as much as I enjoy being a teacher. I believe that learning should be fun. When I'm not studying or teaching I can be found outside in this great Northwest, hiking, running, or exploring. I also enjoy quite time in my home where I live with my dog and my pet rabbits. I enjoy reading, fixing up the house, gardening, and playing music on my guitars, piano, and saxophone.
Education & Certification
Undergraduate Degree: Washington State University - Bachelor of Science, Social Sciences
Graduate Degree: University of Washington-Seattle Campus - Master of Science, Occupational Therapy
GRE Verbal: 161
My hobbies include reading, animals, including my dog and rabbits, fitness, hiking, and music.
Q & A
What is your teaching philosophy?
Learning should be fun and always can be!
What might you do in a typical first session with a student?
In a first session I want to establish what the student needs or wants to know, their current level of knowledge, and their expectations for tutoring sessions.