I love helping students learn. I grew up in Milwaukee and Wauwatosa. I went to Marquette University and received an Education degree to teach grades 1-9. I also took extra classes that specialized in Math. After graduating I taught at Mary Queen of Heaven in West Allis. I taught Middle school for 1 year and then 3rd grade for a year and a half before starting my family. I stayed home for 12 years, raising my 4 children until they all were in school. I went back to subbing last year in the Wauwatosa School District and LOVE working with a diverse group of children every day. I am very excited to work with students to help them be the best they can be. I know that not all children learn the way they are taught in school. I love the challenge of figuring out what will work with you or your child to achieve all that is possible. I believe ALL students can learn.
Undergraduate Degree: Marquette University - Bachelor of Science, Education
Reading, spending time with my family
What is your teaching philosophy?
My teaching philosophy is to use multi-sensory lessons to help each student reach their full potential. I know from personal experience that learning is not a "one size fits all" type of thing. Everyone can learn; it's finding out how that is most important, and using that to help them excel.
What might you do in a typical first session with a student?
I would have activities that would help me get to know that student better. I would start building a relationship and trust with that student so that they know I have their best interests at heart. I would also give some sort of assessment so I could have a baseline of their current skills.
How can you help a student become an independent learner?
I can help a student become an independent learner by having him/her be an important part of the learning process. I want the student to have an interest in what s/he is learning, and a drive to learn it as well. This will then lead them to be an independent learner.