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Michelle

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For 22+ years, I have taught most levels of elementary school and one year at UNCC as the teacher in residence for the Math Department. I am on my second round of being National Board Certified in Early Childhood Education. I also have my Master's degree in Reading K-12. While at UNCC, I started the Mecklenburg Math Club and led a specialty group of Math Olympiads. I've also judged and coached Odyssey of the Mind, softball, and a scrapbook club. I believe in active learning and using the outdoors when possible. I was a key participant in the implementation of U.T.O.T.E.S.(Using the Outdoors to teach Experiential Science) professional development and developing outdoor learning areas in my first school.

Though I was born in the SW mountains of NC, I spent some time as a child in S. Florida prior to returning to the mountains in middle school. I love to hike, camp, fish, and kayak. I also spent a great deal of time mountain and road biking in the late 1990's. I am passionately curious and have done a great deal of traveling mostly across the U.S. and Europe. I love to journal, read and do almost anything creative. I have a diverse love of music and become extremely excited over things like fireworks, funky post-its, Christmas, spontaneity, Sharpies and more! I firmly believe anything is possible and that there are many alternatives to use in place of "I can't". ALL are capable! I work diligently until the student and I find how to best connect and to comprehend according to their interests and strengths.

I am currently staying at home to spend as much time with my family as possible. I have a great sense of humor and love to cut-up! However, a core philosophy is to work hard so you can play hard.

Michelle’s Qualifications

Education & Certification

Undergraduate Degree: Western Carolina University - Bachelors, Elementary Education

Graduate Degree: UNC-C - Masters, Reading K-12

Hobbies

I love being creative in many different ways and being outdoors! Hiking, camping & kayaking are much loved! I love going to baseball games and participating in other sports! Reading has been a favorite hobby since childhood! I'm constantly curious and traveling throughout America, to islands and to Europe invigorates me!

Tutoring Subjects

Elementary School

Elementary School Math

Elementary School Reading

Elementary School Writing

English

ESL/ELL

Math

Middle School Math

Middle School Reading

Other

Phonics

Study Skills

Study Skills and Organization