I am both honored and privileged to have the opportunity to work with your child this year!
I am originally from Seattle but went to high school and some of college at ASU (Go Devils!). However, one and a half year into my BS in Psychology I caught the travel bug and started to study abroad, first in Spain, then London then a year at the University of Edinburgh. I hopped back over the pond to graduate and then moved back to London permanently (or at least that is what I thought!). In London I did my MSc in Psychoanalytic Developmental Psychology at the Anna Freud Center through University College London. I developed a love for food and cooking and even considered enrolling in culinary school but my love for working with kids and families over ruled this.
One of my passions is using the arts, play, and creativity to target behavior and emotions. I acquired an additional Graduate Diploma in the Application of the Arts in Therapy and Education as well as Graduate Diploma in Expressive Arts Child Counselling. I have two beautiful children of my own that I adore.
I have extensive experience supporting students of all ages and inspiring them in their academic journeys. I have worked with student on planning, time management and other executive skills as well as motivation and meeting their skills with the best possible courses. In addition I have been a lifetime learner and have personal experience with both online and in classroom platforms. I have run my own business where I supported franchisees and am familiar with with standards of customer service and good client relationships. I am currently working on my PhD in Psychology of Cognition and Instruction and digest a great amount of information on how students learn best and instructional strategies. I have traveled extensively and have a strong background in history as well as cultural studies.
I have taught children from babies and understand child development very well as well as cognitive development. I have spent the past three years working in a school for children with all kinds of special needs including dyslexia, ADHD, cognitive processing challenges as well as gifted children. I have also worked with children on the autism spectrum. I love making learning fun and use a variety of games and apps to make it more interesting and exciting for them! I believe every child should be met where they are at and am great at customizing and breaking down learning!
I look forward to meeting you and your family!
Undergraduate Degree: Arizona State University - Bachelor of Science, Psychology
Graduate Degree: University College London - Masters, Developmental Psychology
Cooking, traveling, reading, literature, art, music, dancing