I am a graduate of Linfield College and a certified secondary ELA and middle level math teacher. I am passionate about helping students build confidence and reach their potential in and out of the classroom. My experience includes teaching 6-9th grade math in Oregon middle schools as well as student teaching and aiding in both English and mathematics classrooms. Some of my personal favorite topics to teach are narrative and argumentative writing, algebra I, and pre-algebra.
With the impact of COVID-19 on students around the world, it is more important than ever that students enjoy and feel confident about learning. I approach tutoring with three primary goals: increasing student agency, empowering students with a love of learning, and improving academic skills and confidence.
I always start by asking what students hope to get out of our sessions and what questions or topics they want to address. I provide examples, challenges, supports, and modeling as needed to adapt to each student. Giving students the power to guide their learning builds independence and empowers students. I hope students leave sessions feeling accomplished and excited about their learning experience.
Undergraduate Degree: Linfield College-McMinnville Campus - Bachelor in Arts, Education of Individuals in Secondary Special Education Programs
Outside of teaching/tutoring, I love to write, draw, read, and bake. As a side hobby, I am currently writing an illustrating a children's book. I also love to sing and have been singing in choirs for 14 years. At home, I can usually be found snuggling with my adorable cat Eva!
College Level American Literature
Elementary School English
Elementary School Math
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