The first thing you should know about me is that I sincerely believe all students can do great things and are capable of learning. I've worked with many students who were told they would never get an A, or never graduate, or never pass a test. With my help, they were able to achieve all of these things and more! The second thing you should know about me is that I am a hard worker. When I work with students, I am driven and dedicated to their success. We will work hard together to ensure achievement. The third thing you should know about me is that I love to have fun! Learning should not be scary, intimidating, or overwhelming. In my sessions, we will find exciting and interesting ways to practice content and complete tasks. I look forward to the opportunity to work closely with students who need extra support and guidance in reading, writing, essay editing, grammar, literature, phonics, and study skills.
Education & Certification
Undergraduate Degree: Capital University - Bachelors, AYA Integrated Language Arts
Graduate Degree: Ashland University - Masters, Intervention Specialist Mild-Moderate
My hobbies include reading, cooking and baking, working out (Zumba & running are my favorites), and swimming. My interests include home decorating, cooking, reading mystery novels, and being with my family.
10th Grade Reading
10th Grade Writing
11th Grade Reading
11th Grade Writing
12th Grade Reading
12th Grade Writing
7th Grade Reading
7th Grade Writing
8th Grade Reading
8th Grade Writing
9th Grade Reading
9th Grade Writing
College Application Essays
College Level American Literature
High School English
High School Level American Literature
High School Writing
Middle School Reading
Middle School Reading Comprehension
Middle School Writing
Study Skills and Organization
What is your teaching philosophy?
I believe that the purpose of education is for all students to learn to be productive citizens. In order for this to take place, all students must be regarded as individuals and accepted for their unique abilities. Students need differentiated instruction, assessment, and content in the classroom.
What might you do in a typical first session with a student?
In a typical first session, the student and I will begin by setting up a baseline���where is the student at currently? Then we will take some brief time to explore expectations and interests. Finally, we will work on activities where the student is taking the lead.
How can you help a student become an independent learner?
To help a student become an independent learner, we will work on skills in time management, organization, and advocacy, along with our content work.
If a student has difficulty learning a skill or concept, what would you do?
There are many ways to help students with difficulty in learning a skill or concept. We can chunk the material to make it more manageable, we can scaffold the material with supports and then gradually ease up, we can work on memorization, and we can also explore task analysis.
How do you help students who are struggling with reading comprehension?
When students struggle with reading comprehension, it is often because we have not set them up to be successful before they begin reading. I will take time to set the stage for a student before he/she begins reading by completing some pre-reading activities. We will also work through activities while the student reads.