Teaching is a family thing for me. My grandfather was a professor of dentistry, and my mother currently teaches 2nd grade in an inner city school in Sacramento. I have spent many years volunteering in her classroom, assisting English Language Learners, Special Needs, and other students with phonics, comprehension, writing, and mathematics. It was here that I developed my love for the "aha" moment - that moment when a child who was struggling with a concept finally understands it. That moment when the child realizes that they, too, can be successful. These moments keep me going, keep me working with a student until they see their potential. Every student, no matter what they struggle with, has the potential to do great things. And it's been my dream to help these students succeed, in any way that I can.
I graduated in 2014 from The Master's College with a Bachelor's of Music in Music Education. in the fall of 2014, I took 16 units of graduate-level education courses that covered methodology for instructing English Language Learners and Special Needs students. I've always loved writing, and in high school I won several essay competitions. I trained in public speaking with the TableMaster's, a national organization that teaches speaking etiquette to youth and adults. I particularly love working with students on their writing and reading, and helping them learn how to understand the written word. But no matter the subject, my hope is that I can be a catalyst for a student's success, in school and in life beyond.
Education & Certification
Graduate Degree: The Master's College and Seminary - Unknown, Music Education
ACT English: 30
ACT Reading: 30
Music - Singing, Piano, Brass; Science Fiction - Star Wars, Star Trek, Stargate; Reading - Orson Scott Card, J.K. Rowling; Hobbies: watching movies, hanging out with friends, writing.