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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.

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Dana’s Qualifications

Education & Certification

Undergraduate Degree: Marquette University - Bachelor of Science, Education


Reading, spending time with my family

Tutoring Subjects

College English

Elementary Math

Elementary School Math


High School English

Homework Support


Middle School Math



Study Skills and Organization


Q & A

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.

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