For as long as I can remember, I have loved to read. Reading naturally led me to write at a very young age. I won an award for stories submitted to the Young Author's Association, two years in a row, at the age of 9 and 10. It seemed that anything involving the written word was in my destiny.
Fast forward quite a few years on that path and I graduated college with a degree in English Literature. It was during my time as an undergraduate that I wrote for newspapers, helped publish an education plan for the United States Forest Service, published some short stories and poetry, and I volunteered with AmeriCorps. AmeriCorps put me into a kindergarten classroom as an assistant and I immediately fell in love with teaching. It was during this time that I realized, with joy, that I could spend my time with literature while teaching it to others. As soon as I graduated, I then enrolled into a masters program to earn my Master of Education degree.
While I pursued my master's degree, I volunteered at inner-city Denver schools as a reading tutor. And, shortly after graduating, I was hired by the Denver School of Science and Technology to be a tutor for ESL/ELL students. I really enjoyed that job because I could see progress on my students' faces as I was teaching them and the flexibility of my own curriculum meant that I could tailor my lessons to their own personal needs. That truly made a difference to their lives as their grades continued to climb.
I moved to Tucson in November 2015 where I segued right into tutoring through an agency. I have continued to tutor for this agency while I worked at other jobs, one of which was as a paraprofessional in a special needs classroom all the while continuing to tutor on my own.
Today, I celebrate over 5 years as a successful tutor. I love what I do; I love bringing understanding of English and literature to people who find it intimidating. My ultimate goal is to eventually earn a doctorate. Even when that dream becomes reality, I will still continue to tutor. I enjoy it way too much.
Education & Certification
Undergraduate Degree: Grand Canyon University - Bachelor in Arts, English
Graduate Degree: Grand Canyon University - Masters in Education, Education
Reading, writing, cooking, art and gaming.
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