As a certified teacher, I have been working with students for over 8 years, both as an Elementary-level substitute and summer school educator, instructing students in grades K5 through 5. I am passionate about helping my students ignite their curiosity, expand their knowledge, and increase their fundamental academic and social skills. I obtained my Bachelor of Arts in English from Rockford College (now Rockford University), graduating cum laude with honors in liberal art. I became a licensed educator after completing the Post-Baccalaureate Teacher Preparation program with Western Governors University. My tutoring focus is Elementary Reading, Phonics, and Elementary Math. Although my first love is language arts, I truly enjoy teaching math because I empathize with students who find it frustrating, and understand how to approach today's strategies and skills to help students find success. It is my belief that all students are capable of learning and all students learn differently. Tutoring gives me the opportunity to craft tasks specifically tailored to each learner. This allows the student to contribute their own knowledge and experiences, helping them feel invested in their education.
Education & Certification
Undergraduate Degree: Rockford College - Bachelor in Arts, English
Graduate Degree: Western Governors University - non degree, Teacher Education, Multiple Levels
ACT Reading: 30
When not tutoring, I spend time reading, hiking, sewing sock monkeys, and watching native wildlife in my yard.