I am a Nationally Board Certified Teacher with 19 years experience in high school social studies. I've taught a variety of courses in the social studies including AP level History and Government/Politics. Teaching has always been my passion and I love it as much today as when I first started many years ago. I've worked with a wide range of students from a wide range of backgrounds. I've spent several years overseas working with non-native English speakers as well. I received my BA from the University of North Carolina at Pembroke and my Master in Curriculum and Instruction from North Carolina State University. I believe tutoring is successful for most students because I am able to customize each session to the needs of an individual; this means instruction is tailor-made and much more effective. Outside of teaching and tutoring, I enjoying playing board games and card games with family and friends and reading a good mystery.
Education & Certification
Undergraduate Degree: University of North Carolina at Pembroke - Bachelors, History/Social Studies Education
Graduate Degree: North Carolina State University at Raleigh - Masters, Curriculum and Instruction
sewing, reading, playing board games and card games
Q & A
How would you help a student stay motivated?
Learning needs to be fun and engaging. As a tutor, I would try to make learning the content as enjoyable as possible and relate it to things that are important to the student.
How do you help students who are struggling with reading comprehension?
Reading comprehension is a skill. Like any skill, it requires practice. The first few times we would work on reading comprehension out loud together, talking through how to break down a reading passage and figuring out what unfamiliar words might mean in context.