I first began tutoring during grad school, but educating others has been a part of my life since second grade, when my teacher paired me with a struggling student for the majority of the school year and pleaded with me to help him stay on track. I can still remember quietly whispering variations of the instructions to him and helping him complete his work after I'd finished mine. This propensity to help struggling workers has stayed with me. Although I didn't study education in college or grad school, I left school feeling quite passionate about helping other succeed. I applied and was accepted to Teach for America, where I was assigned to teach at an inner-city middle school in Dallas, Texas. I asked to be paired with the students who were having the hardest time finding traction in the academic setting and went on to teach variations of remedial and intervention reading for the next six years. Alongside these intervention courses, I have also taught general ed Social Studies and English.
I believe that everyone wants to be good at the work given to them, but that not everyone is set up for success at every venture along the way. My goal is to meet students where they are, assure them that it's okay to be there, and motivate them to want to take that next step when they're ready. Once we've reached that point, I can step in and provide all the tools and strategies necessary to succeed!
I am patient and calm with my students and always try to keep a smile and a sense of humor throughout the tutoring session. I hope to bring confidence and inspiration to all who reach out for help!
Undergraduate Degree: University of North Texas - Bachelor in Arts, Cultural Anthropology
Graduate Degree: Texas Woman's University - Master of Arts, Women's Studies
Reading, writing, bicycling, films
College Application Essays
Elementary School Reading
Elementary School Writing
High School English
High School Level American Literature
High School Writing
IB Social and Cultural Anthropology
Middle School Reading
Middle School Reading Comprehension
Middle School Writing
Study Skills and Organization