I received my Associates Degree in Elementary Education from Scottsdale Community College. Shortly thereafter, I completed my Bachelors Degree from Northern Arizona University with a dual major in Elementary Education and Special Education.
My experience working with and tutoring children started when I was a para-educator at an elementary school while completing my degree. While working this job, I was able to work with students and help them to be successful in both their academic and social goals. Along with being a para-educator, I was able to work with students when I was completing my internships and student teaching for my degree. While student teaching, I worked with both high school students and elementary aged students. For the high school students, I would work with them in the areas they struggled most with, and we would have tutoring sessions daily to help them understand the subjects they were struggling with. With the elementary students, I would help to build the foundation of their knowledge in both math and reading comprehension through my lessons.
I tutor in math, reading, reading comprehension and writing. My favorite area to tutor would probably be math. The reason for this is because math was something I always excelled in, and something that I would take joy in understanding while growing up. That love has not gone away and I love sharing my excitement for math with my students. I also love tutoring in reading and writing because although these subjects never came easy to me as a child they are things that I loved doing and worked hard to excel in.
My tutoring style is characterized as laid-back. I want to understand my students strengths and weaknesses in the areas they struggle with so I can help them in the best way possible. I want to help to turn these weaknesses into strengths and help the students become confident in their abilities.
Outside of tutoring my interests are in sports. I played competitive soccer growing up, and that consumed most of my life and helped to mold me into the person I am today. I also enjoy being outdoors and completing obstacle courses. I am always up for a challenge.
Education & Certification
Undergraduate Degree: Northern Arizona University - Bachelor in Arts, Special and Elementary Education
Working out and spending time outdoors