I've worked in Special Education for over 7 years. I tutored college level courses and taught independent living skills to college students with special needs (mostly autistic spectrum disorders) for 6 years before becoming a middle and high school teacher for students with unique emotional needs for two years. These experiences have allowed me to develop the skill to accurately assess a student's comprehension of a subject and then provide instruction using strategies for multiple intelligences in a approachable manner.
Education & Certification
Undergraduate Degree: University of Colorado Denver - Bachelors, Geography
Trail Running, Climbing, Skiing, Traveling
Basic Computer Literacy
Elementary School Writing
High School Chemistry
High School English
High School Geography
Latin America History
Mac Basic Computer Skills
Middle School Science
Middle School Writing
PC Basic Computer Skills
Study Skills and Organization
Technology and Computer Science
Q & A
What is your teaching philosophy?
I start with a focus on vocabulary.
What might you do in a typical first session with a student?
I typically spend my first session building rapport with my student while learning about their specific needs in the subject.
How can you help a student become an independent learner?
While tutoring, I not only focus on the content, but instruct and assess strategies for studying independently.