I love educating people and helping others accomplish their educational goals! Education propels us forward in a positive and prolific direction. I have been tutoring and teaching music since January 2007, and I have enjoyed it since day one!
Currently I am:
1. A product manager
2. A published author
3. A personal fitness and nutrition trainer
4. A seasoned tutor since 2007
5. An entrepreneur and business woman since age 9
6. Music teacher (Piano & Guitar)
7. Product Manager, Product Owner, & Scrum Certified
Additional Subjects I teach:
1. Personal Budgeting
2. Women's Studies
3. Life Coaching
4. Weight Training
5. Amazon Self-Publishing
7. Goal Setting
8. Mock Interviews
9. Healthy Eating
10. Time Management
11. Career Sales Advice
12. College Application Coach
13. Professional Email Composition
15. Financial/Retirement Planning
16. Organization Skills
17. Salary Proposals
19. Product Management
20. Positive Psychology
21. Agile/Scrum Methodologies
22. Project Management
Undergraduate Degree: University of Georgia - Bachelors, 1. Public Administration, Policy, & Management 2. Psychology 3. Gender & Women's Studies
Traveling, Reading, Writing, Bodybuilding, Food, Jurassic Park, Tutoring, Publishing, Editing, Blogging, Botany, Relaxing, Volunteering, TV Shows!
6th Grade AP Language Composition
A Level Prep
A Level Biology
A Level Business
A Level Chemistry
A Level Citizenship
A Level Computer Science/ICT
A Level Critical Thinking
A Level Design and Technology
A Level Digital Technology
A Level Economics
A Level English Language
A Level English Literature
A Level Environmental Studies
A Level Geography
A Level Geology
A Level Government and Politics
A Level History
A Level Law
A Level Mathematics
A Level Modern Languages
A Level Philosophy
A Level Physics
A Level Politics
A Level Psychology
A Level Quantitative Methods
A Level Religious Studies
A Level Sociology
A Level Sports Science
A Level Statistics
A Level Thinking Skills
Apple Certified iOS Technician (ACiT) certification
Apple Certified Mac Technician (ACMT) certification
ACSM - American College of Sports Medicine
American Council on Exercise (ACE)
American Sign Language
Ancient and Medieval Heritage
AP Music Theory
ARM - Associate in Risk Management
ARM-E - Associate in Management-Enterprise Risk Management
ARM-P - Associate in Risk Management for Public Entities
Arrangement and Composition
California Proficiency Program (CPP) Prep
CAPM - Certified Associate in Project Management
CBEST - The California Basic Educational Skills Test
CDL - Commercial Driver's License
CDR - Commission on Dietetic Registration
CDR Exam - Cardiovascular Disease Recertification Exam
CGEIT - Certified in the Governance of Enterprise IT
CISM - Certified Information Security Manager
CISSP - Certified Information Systems Security Professional
Civil and Environmental Engineering
College Application Essays
College Level American Literature
CPE - Certificate of Proficiency in English
MCAT Critical Analysis and Reasoning Skills
EAS - Educating All Students (NY Teaching exam)
Elementary School English
Elementary School Science
FRT - Foundations of Reading Test
GCSE Citizenship Studies
GCSE Combined Science
GCSE Computer Science
GCSE Design and Technology
GCSE English Language
GCSE English Literature
GCSE Religious Studies
GED Reasoning Through Language Arts
GED Social Studies
GMAT Analytical Writing Assessment
Google Cloud Certified - Professional Cloud Architect
High School Business
High School Economics
High School English
High School Level American Literature
High School Physics
High School Writing
History of Architecture
IB Business & Management
IB Classical Languages
IB Computer Science
IB Design Technology
IB Further Mathematics
IB Literature and Performance
IB Mathematics: Applications and Interpretation
IB Social and Cultural Anthropology
IB World Religions
Introduction to Fiction
Introduction to Poetry
International Sports Sciences Association
Information Technology Certified Professional™ (ITCP)
ITIL v3 certification
K-11th Grade Standardized Tests Prep
Latin America History
LMSW - Licensed Master Social Worker
Logic Pro Software
LSW - Licensed Social Worker
Mac Basic Computer Skills
MBLEX - Massage & Bodywork Licensing Examination
Middle School English
Middle School Reading Comprehension
Middle School Science
Middle School Writing
MOS - Microsoft Office Specialist
NASM - National Academy of Sports Medicine
OAT Reading Comprehension
OAT Survey of Natural Sciences
PC Basic Computer Skills
PCAT Quantitative Ability
PCAT Verbal Ability
PHR - Professional in Human Resources
Pro Tools Software
SHRM-CP - Society for Human Resource Management- Certified Professional
SHRM-SCP - Society for Human Resource Management- Senior Certified Professional
Sports, Exercise and Health Science
Study Skills and Organization
Technology and Coding
Urban Design and Development
US Constitutional History
Wireless Communications Engineering Technologies Certification
Windows 10: Exam 70-698 - Installing and configuring Windows 10.
What is your teaching philosophy?
Keep it simple with repetition and regurgitation!
What might you do in a typical first session with a student?
Assess a student to see where they are at with some practice problems. Also be sure to keep it low stress and easy.
How can you help a student become an independent learner?
I would encourage a student to work out a problem on their own without my help.
How would you help a student stay motivated?
Help the student remember the end goal!
If a student has difficulty learning a skill or concept, what would you do?
I am all about "breaking down" concepts. I am also very interactive; hence, I encourage and have students read out loud and explain their rationale behind their answers.
How do you help students who are struggling with reading comprehension?
I have students consistently read out loud during our sessions, and I also have students read materials that are at a higher reading level than their current reading level.
What strategies have you found to be most successful when you start to work with a student?
Repetition and interactive sessions.
How would you help a student get excited/engaged with a subject that they are struggling in?
I encourage online sessions (which utilize technology). I find students to forget the length of their sessions or how much they hate a particular subject when technology is involved. I also keep session productive with little down time, which ultimately makes the session seem to go by faster.
What techniques would you use to be sure that a student understands the material?
I am all about evidence and proof. Prove to me that you understand a concept by breaking down each part of your answer; explain your answer to me like I do not understand the concept or am unfamiliar with the concept.
How do you build a student's confidence in a subject?
When students explain their answers to me -- and it is correct -- their confidence inevitably increases.
How do you evaluate a student's needs?
I get to know my students. What are your hobbies and interests? What subjects do you enjoy and dislike with a passion? What are your goals? What do you currently not understand at all in your classes right now? Tell me what you want, and I will help you achieve that.
How do you adapt your tutoring to the student's needs?
Tutoring and teaching is all about adaptation; it is our job to adapt to each student's particular needs. Essentially, this is what makes us successful teachers, which is what we all hope and strive to be.
What types of materials do you typically use during a tutoring session?
I am all about technology, Google, utilizing my own educational background, and also materials that the student provides. I have a lot of online resources that I have gathered throughout the years that allow for diversified sessions with new materials for every session.