As a child, I was fortunate to live in Spain for two years and travel in various parts of Europe. As an adult, I have spent time in the South Pacific. Always with me, whether on the road or in the air, I carried a book. I hope to instill such a love for reading, for information or pleasure in all my students. I am passionate about this and so decided to get my Master's in Education with a Reading Endorsement. After working in public schools for nine years, I went back to school and obtained a TESOL endorsement. I have tutored people aged 5 to 75 and am driven by seeing this love for reading grow in many of my students over the years. With all of the coursework I've completed in the areas of language development and usage, I am highly qualified in the area of Language Arts as well, and have taught high school and college aged students in literature and English composition. Any teacher will tell you that working one on one with students is the most enjoyable. That is why I choose, at this point, to work with individuals and small groups of all ages. The great satisfaction I receive from this work drives me, and I will, I hope, continue to do this for many years to come.
Education & Certification
Undergraduate Degree: University of New Mexico-Main Campus - Bachelor in Arts, Journalism
Graduate Degree: University of New Mexico-Main Campus - Master of Arts, Elementary School Teaching
Besides reading, I enjoy swimming, dancing (all kinds), hiking and nature walks, needlework, and watching good movies.
College Level American Literature
Elementary School Reading
Elementary School Writing
High School English
High School Level American Literature
High School Writing
Middle School Reading
Middle School Reading Comprehension
Middle School Writing