I received my education from Grand Valley State University in Grand Rapids Michigan. While at GVSU, I obtained my bachelors degree in Business/Marketing. About 8 years ago, I received my alternative certification for grades 4-8 and have been teaching ever since. Currently, I am working towards a Masters degree in Educational Leadership so I can pursue my dream of becoming an administrator.
For the past 7 years, I have been teaching 6th and 7th grade Science. I love teaching Science because it's so hands on. During this time I have helped numerous students with all different kinds of learning styles and abilities. I have been involved in numerous after school and before school tutoring sessions with students to help them get caught up on material or to expand their learning of the material.
About my teaching/tutoring style:
The way I tutor/teach is a little out of the box. I love making the kids feel comfortable with me. First, I strive to build a relationship with the student because that is very important. Building their confidence and making them believe in themselves is key to learning as well. I believe tutoring is not only for the kids who struggle or need more help, but for students who want a little extra. Brain-based teaching says that the more the students see the information, the better chance it will transfer into their long term memory bank.
What I can tutor:
I can tutor Math, Science, and Social Studies for students up to 8th grade. My favorite subject to tutor would be Science. That is where my love for teaching and expertise is. However, I love Math and Social Studies, too!
Education & Certification
Undergraduate Degree: Grand Valley State University - Bachelor in Arts, Marketing
I have four kids, 2 boys and 2 girls, so they keep me very busy outside of school. For those who are Houston Rockets fans, I am part of the Red Rowdy group at the Rockets games, so obviously I love basketball. I also love watching movies and cooking foo
5th Grade Math
5th Grade Science
6th Grade Math
6th Grade Science
7th Grade Science
Elementary School Math
Elementary School Science
High School Chemistry
Middle School Science
Study Skills and Organization