I am a graduate of SUNY Geneseo, where I earned a Bachelor's degree in Special Education. I continued my education at SUNY Brockport with a Master's in Elementary Education. My teaching career began at Rochester City School district in Western New York as a blended/inclusion 4th grade teacher. I then moved to BOCES, teaching special education students in elementary and middle school.
When my own children were school-age, my husband and I made the decision to home school them and in May 2020, I graduated my youngest. Throughout my homeschool years, I continued to tutor other students as well as teach group classes at a local homeschool school where students met once a week for a variety of subject choices. I taught writing, science, logic, and many other fun classes. Combined, I have 24 years of teaching experience. Being part of watching children learn, is what makes this career so rewarding.
Recently, I have even enjoyed teaching adults as a health coach. I am passionate about healthy living with nutrition and exercise being at the core of what I do. I have been certified as a personal trainer and it has allowed me to also teach adults how to better care for their bodies.
I am excited to be part of Varsity Tutors and look forward to many fun and exciting learning opportunities.
Education & Certification
Undergraduate Degree: State University of New York at New Paltz - Bachelor of Science, Psychology
Graduate Degree: State University of New York at New Paltz - Master of Science, Elementary School Teaching
I love being in the great outdoors, hiking, camping, kayaking, and am always up for an adventure. Recently, I jumped out of an airplane for my first skydiving experience (and let's just say it won't be my last). I love being with my family playing games, taking hikes, or simply watching a movie together. I enjoy art and can often be found with a paintbrush in my hand. When I am not at home or on a hiking trail, I can often be found at my home away from home, otherwise known as the gym.
Elementary School English
Elementary School Math
Elementary School Reading
Elementary School Science
Elementary School Writing
Middle School Science
Middle School Writing