I have a BA in Communication Studies, Latin minor from the University of Alabama and a MA in Strategic Communication and Leadership from the University of West Florida. During my graduate studies, I taught "Introduction to Public Speaking." I am currently pursuing a career in Healthcare Leadership.
I consider myself a life-long academic, and I am excited to help adolescents discover their love for academia by strengthening their individual learning styles and instilling confidence in their scholastic abilities.
Education & Certification
Undergraduate Degree: The University of Alabama - Bachelors, Communication Studies
Graduate Degree: The University of West Florida - Masters, Strategic Communication and Leadership
ACT English: 31
Alabama Football, running/outdoors, spending time with my husband and puppy
Q & A
What is your teaching philosophy?
My teaching philosophy is rooted in the belief that all students learn differently. I will work with your child using the techniques that work the best with their learning style.
What might you do in a typical first session with a student?
A typical first session would have the following agenda: I. Introductions: tutor, parent, student II. Academic Performance Conversation: where is the student currently III. Goals Conversation IV. Create a Plan V. Begin Tutoring
How can you help a student become an independent learner?
Students can become successful independent learners when they discover how they best intake information. I will help the student develop techniques that make learning seem natural and enjoyable.
How would you help a student stay motivated?
I will help a student stay motivated by establishing realistic goals and celebrating every success along the way.
If a student has difficulty learning a skill or concept, what would you do?
I will try teaching the concept using different techniques.
How do you help students who are struggling with reading comprehension?
Reading comprehension can become easier to tackle when the associations and patterns are broken down. I empower students who are struggling by teaching them how to quickly identify the associations.