I love to teach and I have been doing it for as long as I can remember (used to read books to Kindergarten kids in junior high and tutored math and science when I was in high school)! Now I teach graduate students!
I have an undergraduate degree in occupational therapy which included a lot of coursework in psychology and biological and movement sciences along with anatomy and neuroscience (and of course occupational therapy). I received a Master in Health Science and then went on to earn a PhD in Epidemiology and Bio-statistics. I do a lot of research in my current "day job" and use these research and stats skills to design clinical research studies.
I have completed the NBCOT item-writers workshop for the board exam for occupational therapists (which taught me how to write exam questions and what content is included on the board exam). I also wrote product for the American Occupational Therapy Association exam-prep product. Finally, combining my love for travel and adventure with my tutoring skills, I do an annual study prep course for the OT board exam (the NBCOT) in Costa Rica.
Education & Certification
Undergraduate Degree: Cleveland State University - Bachelor of Science, Occupational Therapy
Graduate Degree: Case Western Reserve University - Doctor of Philosophy, Epidemiology
travel, biking and hiking, reading, learning and teaching
COTA / NBCOT - Certified Occupational Therapy Assistant
IB Social and Cultural Anthropology
NBCOT - National Board of Certification in Occupational Therapy
OTR / NBCOT - Occupational Therapist - Registered
Study Skills and Organization