I have had a patchwork of life experiences: I have spent time abroad, studied indigenous languages, worked with micro-finance cooperatives, taught adult ESL through elementary school students, and have managed multi-million dollar accounts. Throughout my paths, I find myself again and again drawn towards teaching and coaching. I know that the skills and knowledge students learn in the classroom, if done correctly, will be used through college and career. As a teacher, I hope to push students to think critically. I always want to know the "why" behind historical events, great works of literature, and complicated math problems.
I believe that the knowledge and experiences I have acquired have gained me a strong skill set to be a skilled role model and tutor for students. I have a tutoring background working with diverse populations. I began tutoring while a student at the University of Wisconsin-Madison, working with international students interested in bettering their English. After graduation I joined Americorps. While working for Americorps, I worked with people to develop their job readiness skills, including writing cover letters, organizing themselves for better success, and creating attainable goals. I later took a internship with Literary Network of Madison. While there I wrote lessons plans for adult ESL learners. After moving to the Twin Cities, I was offered a tutoring position with a local company. I worked with high school students preparing for multiple AP exams. I was promoted to Program Manager. My role included organizing lesson plans, materials, and tutoring for over 1,000 students in the Minneapolis Public School District. I have worked with many age groups, abilities, family situations and learning types.
I recently moved to Seattle. I have worked in a very fast paced corporate environment for the past 3 years and am looking forward to reconnecting with my personal goals of working with people in a meaningful way.
My variety of experiences have enabled me to develop a range of practical skills. I am able to adapt my teaching style to the needs of the student, manage challenging behavior effectively, and engage students to think more deeply about subjects and issues. Further, I am a creative person and enjoy finding my students' interest and passions to better engage them in the learning process.
Education & Certification
Undergraduate Degree: University of Wisconsin-Madison - Bachelors, International Studies, Latin American Studies
Graduate Degree: University of Wisconsin- Stevens Point - Masters, Human and Community Resources (Nonprofit Management)
Reading, Roller Derby, Exploring the PNW
AP Art History
AP US History
College Level American History
College World History
High School English
High School Level American History
High School World History
Study Skills and Organization