Education has always been a passion of mine. From my days growing up and playing school with my younger siblings, to running study groups in high school, I never tired of the joys of teaching and learning. It was a natural fit that I pursued a degree in Education and became a licensed teacher. I received my Bachelor's of Science in Elementary Education at Carroll University in Waukesha, Wisconsin with a minor in English. Since 2011, I have been sharing my love of learning and enriching the mind's of children in grades 4-8. I have taught in a 4th-5th grade multi-age classroom, and as a 7th grade Language Arts teacher. Reading, writing, and analytical thinking are my favorite subjects to tutor and talk about. In my free time, I enjoy reading fiction, playing with my dog Oreo, and cheering on the Green Bay Packers.
Education & Certification
Undergraduate Degree: Carroll University - Bachelors, Elementary Education and English
Reading, yoga, the Green Bay Packers and fantasy football, and playing with my dog Oreo.
Elementary School Math
High School English
Study Skills and Organization
What is your teaching philosophy?
I strongly believe that teaching and learning is a collaboration. I find that the "I do, we do, you do" approach is the best practice. I teach the skill or content; we work together on it, then when ready, the student works individually. Also, I believe that learning should be enjoyable and relate to our interests!
What might you do in a typical first session with a student?
In a first session, I think it is important to get to know the student. A fun and easy "icebreaker" about the student's academic background and their interests is a great first step!