I am an experienced youth leader with 10+ years experience in helping families thrive through a positive developmental approach to education and direct support. My education at Arizona State University had a heavy focus in both research and practical application. Upon receiving my BA in psychology, I chose to delay applications to graduate schools and continue working in the field of community mental health where I assisted high needs children with their mental health, educational, and home stabilization needs.
I will be applying to Graduate Schools for a Masters in Occupational Therapy in 2021 and hope to specialize in Mental Health and Gerontology.
My favorite subjects to tutor are writing, science, and reading comprehension. I love helping folks find their voice and strengthen the way they communicate with the world at large and I have a particular affinity for the way science and art intersect.
I believe that learning is a multi-modal process involving a successful application of various teaching styles, in conjunction with other positive social and environmental factors that lead to long term retention and overall success.
I currently captain an underdog roller derby team, and play for one of the highest ranked leagues in the nation. Mentoring is a large part of my role as an all star player and I spend Saturdays with our junior league helping them learn skills and develop a high level of sportsmanship in the process.
Whether it is coaching youth in education, banked track roller derby, emotional stabilization, or prepping them for the expectations of a court room- I have experience assisting young people in breaking through barriers on their way to accomplishing their goals.
I believe that all people are capable of thriving with the right attention and advocacy.
Education & Certification
Undergraduate Degree: Arizona State University - Bachelor in Arts, Psychology
Roller Derby, Gardening, Art
Basic Computer Literacy
Elementary School Math
GED Reasoning Through Language Arts
High School Biology
High School English
High School Writing
Middle School English
Middle School Science
Middle School Writing
Study Skills and Organization
Technology and Coding