My background includes "15 years Health Science Education" spanning numerous disciplines(Biology, Physiology, Biochemistry-Functional Medicine Nutrition) in addition to enjoying teaching young children the following subject skill areas.
I try to make learning fun again for those who find conventional education methods to be less than desirable and have an "uncanny skill" of turning complex concepts into easily understood ideas!
I will walk each of my students, step by step, "showing" how to develop new study skills, optimize memory retention, and turn the "information overload" into "daily practices." -skill development(what matters most methodology)
My professional health and wellness background includes top certifications in the following:
*#1 Sport/Exercise Nutrition Certification Worldwide(Precision Nutrition)
*(#1 Nationwide) Masters in Clinical "Functional Medicine" Nutrition(evidence-based disease research)
It's my passion to help others make change simple, doable fit seamlessly into the fabric of their daily lives.
Academic Learning is tied to Clinical/Behavioral Health which is a key part of my new ABCD program for Struggling Students(Learning Disabilities-Autism, ADHD) where I show Students(k-12, College) how to overcome these challenges(In/Out of the classroom).
It's an Honor to guide your Child to "Making Learning Fun Again" by "Building a solid foundation for future education" & a Love for learning that lasts a lifetime.
Education & Certification
Undergraduate Degree: Kaplan University-Davenport Campus - Bachelors, Health and Wellness
Graduate Degree: University of Bridgeport - Current Grad Student, Clinical Nutrition
CLEP Human Growth and Development
CLEP Introductory Sociology
College Application Essays
Elementary School Reading
Elementary School Science
Elementary School Writing
High School Biology
High School English
High School Writing
IB Sports, Exercise and Health Science
Introduction to Poetry
Middle School Reading
Middle School Reading Comprehension
Middle School Science
Middle School Writing
Q & A
What is your teaching philosophy?
I customize for each student starting with an "initial assessment" as part of the 1st session to better understand what "plan of action" to take, including the student's specific desired learning style that best suits their needs, past academic background knowledge, & bringing me up to speed on what their teacher/class has covered up to this point! We all learn a bit differently, and I also think outside the box in creating an optimal learning atmosphere(location), technology vs. old school study methods, and relate the subject matter to real-life situation outside of the classroom, since in my experience in my academic journey, that is what has helped massive amounts of information "sink in" during challenges courses. By breaking down "complex concepts," the latest psychology experts have proven that focus on 1 new skill or habit at a time through "daily practice" is how we achieve any life goal. It's incorporated into my teaching philosophy for sure at its root core. Hope that helps!
What might you do in a typical first session with a student?
Ask several specific questions as part of my "assessment" to discover how to best approach helping the student from every angle possible, such as a copy of their syllabus, teachers' teaching methods, what assignments make up total class grade and %'s, the student's natural preferred learning style (visual, kinesthetic, auditory...), and then go right into "what matters most" in terms of the current chapter, notes, or assignment most pertinent for the day/week! I customize on the fly, in addition to creating adobe PDF documents for the student post-assessment if they feel technological resources would benefit their learning process, memory retention, and academic performance.