While working as a Special Education 3rd and 4th grade teacher over the past three years, the power of a great education has truly been instilled in me. I believe that being an outstanding teacher or tutor means understanding the vital role a teacher has in cultivating the lives of her students. As devoted educators we are required to be cheerleaders, role models, disciplinarians, parents, a shoulder to cry on, or anything else our students may need us to be. As a teacher, I have the privilege of helping to shape my students into the best possible versions of themselves, and I am both eager and prepared to take on that vital role as a tutor for your child
I graduated from Alverno College in 2012 with a teaching certificate in Cross-Categorical Special Education with a specification in Learning Disabilities. Prior to attending Alverno College I graduated with a Public Relations degree from Marquette University located in Milwaukee, Wisconsin. I have a K-12 License with an endorsement as a Learning Behavior Specialist. Currently, I work as a Special Education teacher for grades 3-4 in a local public school district. In my three years as a certified Special Education Teacher, I've taught children with an array of special needs including Autism, ADHD, and other significant learning and cognitive disabilities.
I pride myself in providing the absolute best learning experience for every student I work with, and I'm excited about the chance to make that same impact on kids beyond my classroom. As a specialized educator, I excel in direct one-on-one instruction and I'm confident I can provide the extra focused support your child needs. I am able to tutor K-6 of any age in writing, reading, math, test prep, study skills, or organizational skills.
Outside of academia one of my absolute favorite things to do is read. I love all kinds of book ranging from mysteries to biographies. I also enjoy running, yoga, and walking around the city. My home is just a couple of blocks from Wrigley Field so one of my favorite summer activities is cheering on the Chicago Cubs! I also love to travel. I had the opportunity to study in South Africa while I was in college and even traveled to Dublin, Ireland this past year.
I am looking forward to getting to know both you are your child and am committed to making this a successful tutoring experience for all of us!
Education & Certification
Undergraduate Degree: Marquette University - Bachelor in Arts, Public Relations
Graduate Degree: Alverno College - Master of Science, Special Education
Enjoys exercising, yoga, volleyball, reading, traveling, socializing