I am a graduate of North Park University. I received my Bachelors of Arts in Elementary Education with a middle school endorsement in Social Science. I currently hold a Professional Educator License. During my time at North Park, I had the privilege of tutoring my peers in Statistics as well as elementary students in reading and writing. Being a teacher candidate allowed me the opportunity to teach various age groups and subjects areas including 3rd and 4th grade English, Literature, and Write, and 6th-8th grade Literature, Social Science, Mathematics, and Test Prep. While I have experience with a variety of subjects, I am most passionate about Mathematics and Literature. Test Prep is also a wonderful time of expanding how students think and a great opportunity for encouragement and fun. I truly believe that helping students acquire the skills to be lifelong learners and helping them to see how education along with their personal interests makes them a valuable asset to society, is the foundation to great teaching. In my spare time, I enjoy traveling and trying new things, baking, singing, and reading.
Education & Certification
Undergraduate Degree: North Park University - Bachelor in Arts, Elementary Education
I enjoy baking and singing. I love to travel and try new things. I am currently teaching myself how to knit. I live to build things and make things with my hands.
What is your teaching philosophy?
I believe that every student has the ability to learn and reach their maximum potential. It is the responsibility of the educator to help develop and cultivate students who are lifelong learners and see how their interest and passions enhance society.
What might you do in a typical first session with a student?
During a first session, I would get to know the student's interest and a perspective on their learning style, and then talk about their assessment of what they struggle most with. In doing so, I hope to be able to tailor future tutoring sessions to be engaging and meet the student's individual needs.
How can you help a student become an independent learner?
Students become independent learners as they develop self-confidence and learn essential skills like reading comprehension, note-taking, and the importance of vocabulary. Each tutoring session that I lead would in some way touch each of these skills so that students not only learn specific subject matters but transferable skills as well.