My tutoring career started way back in 1989, when my mother and I started a small typing business, for students and professionals who didn't know how to use word processing programs. My mother, an English and reading teacher herself, helped us progress to tutoring students of all ages, in English, reading, humanities, and writing.
I began to take over the business, and while I was in college, began tutoring college students, and partnered with graduate students to cover a wide range of subjects. I also worked part-time for the University of Houston in the Dept of Physics at that time.
In 2000, I graduated from the University of Houston with a BA in Psychology and English Literature, and continued tutoring, this time with junior and high school students. I was hired by a school district in 2002 as a full time teacher, and received my teaching certification in English and language arts. I have now been in the field of education since 1996, and teaching in the traditional classroom since 2002.
However, I have always loved tutoring 1:1, since it allows me to focus more on a students' strengths and weaknesses, and help them learn in a more consistent, comfortable environment.
I have since been part of many professional committees and teams, working with students of all ages and all learning levels. I have taught and tutored online, in person, and as part of small group instruction. I have even worked online teaching children in China the English language.
Currently, I run an after school program as a Site Lead with the YMCA and the Spring Branch Independent School District in Houston, TX; grades K-5. I have also taught preschool and PreK. I am certified to teach in Texas and Colorado, and considered a Highly Qualified teacher under the No Child Left Behind Act.
Personally, I love to dance, write, read (always learning), travel, computers, fashion, and animals. I have an online boutique/reseller page on the Poshmark App, and have 289K Followers. My journey with Poshmark (Since 2013) has been a very successful one. Poshmark is a social media/E-commerce App. See my web page on the Poshmark App:
I am married, have three adorable rescue cats, and I just love helping people learn. When a child or adult lights up because they actually "got it", I am most proud of them. I hope to help more students "get it" through tutoring them on the Varsity Tutors platform. Thank you.
Education & Certification
Undergraduate Degree: University of Houston - Bachelor in Arts, Psychology
Undergraduate Degree: University of Houston - Bachelor in Arts, English
Dance, IT, Reading, Blogging, Travel, Exercise, Sales, Animals, Event Planning, Online boutique.
Basic Computer Literacy
CLEP American Literature
CLEP College Composition
CLEP English Literature
CLEP Human Growth and Development
CLEP Introduction to Educational Psychology
CLEP Introductory Psychology
College Application Essays
College Level American Literature
Elementary School English
Elementary School Reading
Elementary School Writing
GED Reasoning Through Language Arts
GED Social Studies
High School English
High School Level American Literature
High School Writing
Introduction to Fiction
Introduction to Poetry
K-11th Grade Standardized Tests Prep
Mac Basic Computer Skills
Middle School English
Middle School Reading
Middle School Reading Comprehension
Middle School Writing
PC Basic Computer Skills
PRAXIS Early Childhood
PRAXIS Elementary School
STAAR EOC Prep
Study Skills and Organization
Technology and Computer Science
TExES - Texas Examinations of Educator Standards