Making and learning are very deep passions of mine. I was (and still am) interested in everything under the sun. Eventually, I found I was not only a learner, but an effective teacher as well. One of my professors noticed that writing came naturally to me. This professor also noticed that I really helped the exchange student that sat right next to me. After he encouraged me to become a writing center tutor for my college, I realized I had an energy and skill set that lent itself to tutoring. Tutoring became a passion of mine.
I do have a degree in classroom education, but I like the one-on-one aspect of tutoring. Teaching in a classroom context can’t be as differentiated as it sometimes needs to be. And, especially by the college level, teachers assume students know certain skills, such as writing academic papers. Students need different things, and some just need someone to teach them to teach themselves.
When I tutor, I look for each individual learning styles. Noticing how students learn is the first way I can figure out what they need help with, and alert them to methods of success. The goal of my tutoring is to make students as independent as they possibly can be. As well as directly teaching content, I try to build confidence with skills to create a positive learning situation beyond our classroom.
Education & Certification
Undergraduate Degree: Trinity Christian College - Bachelors, Art Studio, Art Education
ACT English: 31
ACT Reading: 32
Biking, botanical illustration, writing graphic novels, fiber arts, reading, and playing piano