I know that laughing with my students relaxes us both and builds bridges of trust so that when I correct them, they do not feel criticized and learn more readily. I worked for the Learning Advantage in Ct. for many years and enjoy people. In fact, I describe myself as an extrovert. I am a professional artist and hold a BFA/ed from Syracuse Univ. and a Masters in Special Ed. from the College of New Rochelle. I am fortunate to hold TEFL and Orton Gillingham certifications, as well. Maybe because I struggle with learning French myself and have visited Spain and Italy many times, I truly relish ESL students of all ages. I do prep work before my tutoring sessions and when the student agrees, I give homework, as well.
Education & Certification
Undergraduate Degree: Syracuse University - Bachelor in Arts, Art Teacher Education
Graduate Degree: Alamo Community College District Central Office - Master of Science, Special Education
My hobby is investigating the secret lives of the great painters. I want to give talks on that soon. I am also interested in improving my French which is my hobby. I visited Paris twice last year and it was wonderful.
AP Studio Art: 2-D Design
AP Studio Art: 3-D Design
AP Studio Art: Drawing
College Level American Literature
Elementary School Reading
Elementary School Writing
High School English
High School Writing
Middle School Reading
Middle School Reading Comprehension
Middle School Writing