I love to help people, all types, ages, sizes of people, especially young people. I become very excited when I know I have helped someone. I am passionate about helping students because I feel a great deal of pleasure and happiness while I'm teaching or tutoring. I am a graduate of Brigham Young University and have a Bachelor of Science degree in PE and English. I have taught high school English and PE in 3 states: Idaho, California and Utah. I have also taught elementary PE in Utah (15 years) I have loved working with students, especially those who have a desire to learn. Books are my friends. I love everything about them, even the smell of a new book. So anything pertaining to the study of reading, writing, analyzing literature, preparing for a test that includes reading and writing, or others along these lines, I enjoy tutoring. I am a good writer and enjoy finding the words for descriptions or feelings or events. I'm a good speller. Words are important. They are one of our most important means of communication. Part of getting along well in life involves being able to communicate. To me, learning is great fun! I have always loved school and classes, so when I teach or tutor, that enthusiasm naturally bubbles up and I try to impart that enthusiasm to the student(s). Outside of teaching, I love the water, volleyball, good movies, being with friends and family and walking my dogs, Charlie and Quin. I surely hope I get to meet you so we can learn together!
Education & Certification
Undergraduate Degree: Brigham Young University-Provo - Bachelor of Science, Physical Education Teaching and Coaching
I'm interested in how the human body works. It amazes me how our wounds heal, usually without much assistance. I'm interested in words and their etymology, which is their history. Why is a particular word used for a particular thing? I'm highly interested in my faith and church, and study it daily. I have two dogs, one is 10 years old, and one is 5.5 months old. They keep me busy and it's fun to watch them play together. Another hobby I enjoy is exercise. It's fun to see new body weight exercises and try them out. I used to teach water aerobics in the deep water (with a buoyancy belt!). That was so much fun and good exercise. Riding my road bike is also something I love to do. And of course, reading and watching a good movie or show.
CBEST - The California Basic Educational Skills Test
Elementary School English
High School English
High School Level American Literature
High School Writing
Middle School English
Middle School Writing