I graduated from Michigan State University with a BA in English as well as a Teacher's Certificate for Special Education. I also earned my Masters in Curriculum and Assessment from Marygrove College.
I taught 2nd-4th grade students with Learning Disabilities and Autism for three years. I primarily worked as a Phonics, Guided Reading, and Writing teacher, but I also taught Social Studies and Science.
After working in elementary schools, I shifted to kindergarten/preschool. I taught Casa students in a Montessori program for one year, and I served as a Teacher Assistant in Junior Kindergarten for two years. These early childhood experiences cemented my knowledge of crucial pre-literacy skills.
I am passionate about nurturing relationships with students and their families, and I love seeing students grow in their journey as readers and writers. I utilize a multisensory approach (even as an online tutor) to help students grasp new concepts and acquire a variety of strategies. I focus on students' progress and celebrate each milestone.
Outside of teaching, I enjoy spending time with my husband as well as my six year old and my two year old. We enjoy making memories with friends and families and spending time outdoors.
Education & Certification
Undergraduate Degree: Michigan State University - Bachelor in Arts, English
Graduate Degree: Marygrove College - Master of Arts Teaching, Curriculum and Instruction
biking, walks, roller blading, reading children's literature and mysteries