I love to learn and I love to teach. I come from a family of educators and I am very passionate about the benefits of education for becoming your personal best and for changing the world. I graduated from Elmira College with a Bachelor of Arts in International Studies. During college I was a peer tutor and a reading tutor at an elementary school. After graduation I moved to Japan and gained extensive experience in teaching English as a second language. I worked with students of all ages (2-88!), in one on one lessons, small classes as well as large corporate workshops. Some of my more unique experiences included training a student for a speech contest, learning lines with a Japanese actor for a role in an American film, and developing original curriculum for classes.
After 15 years in Japan I returned to the states and earned my MS in Global and International Education through Drexel University. Most recently I have worked as a para professional with Title One, Special Education and ESOL students. I am comfortable with a number of different subjects but I truly enjoy English, literature and language. My tutoring style is to be patient, flexible and focus on the needs and motivations of my students. I do my best to be prepared for each lesson and I expect my students to take responsibility for their work, too. In my personal time I enjoy trying new recipes, reading, swimming, and traveling.
Education & Certification
Undergraduate Degree: Elmira College - Bachelors, International Studies
Graduate Degree: Drexel University - Masters, Global and International Education
I enjoy reading, traveling, baking, camping, hiking and spending time with friends and family.