I am so thrilled to be back in Buffalo after living and teaching in Brooklyn, NY for 5 years. In Brooklyn I was on the founding faculty of a charter school. There I was able to help develop the ELA, Math and Social Studies curriculums. In addition, I piloted the theatre department by starting the Drama Club and later teaching the first Theatre elective class. My primary role in Brooklyn was part of the Special Education department as a Learning Specialist. In this role I gained experience co - teaching in ELA, Math and Social Studies classrooms grades 6 - 8. In addition, I taught a mixed- grade remedial reading class to help students improve their reading comprehension skills.
While in NYC, I also took advantage of the great higher education institutions there by obtaining my masters in Reading from Teachers College at Columbia University. As part of the program I had the opportunity to work in a reading clinic with students ranging from 4th grade - Adult and I worked with them to improve their reading decoding skills, comprehension skills, as well as writing skills. Through my course work I also gained knowledge and experience administering and analyzing variety of reading assessments to help me identify the needs and strengths of students.
I believe I bring a lot of experience, creativity, and enthusiasm to my tutoring clients. I like to use a variety of learning strategies including web quests, pneumonic devices, and songs to meet the individual needs of my students. I look forward to meeting you and working with you to help your student reach their academic and personal goals.
Education & Certification
Undergraduate Degree: SUNY at Geneseo - Bachelors, Childhood and Special Education
Graduate Degree: Teachers College at Columbia University - Masters, Reading Specialist
Reading, baking, theatre, listening to music, spending time with my dog, traveling
College Level American History
Elementary School Math
High School English
High School Level American History
Study Skills and Organization