My passion for reading, writing, and learning started at a young age. I began college at 15, and graduated with my BA in English Language and Literature from the University of Maryland College Park. I then became an AmeriCorps member with City Year DC and worked in a 6th grade classroom supporting students with attendance, academics, and behavior. I fell in love with education and was accepted to the Urban Teachers Center, an alternative certification program and graduate school with a residency model. Through UTC, I received a dual Master's degree from Lesley University in English Language Arts Education Grades 7-12 and Special Education Grades K-12. For the past 7 years, through my residency and beyond, I have co-taught in a Middle School Humanities class as a Special Education teacher and was the teacher of record for 3rd and 4th grade Humanities. Education is a craft, and one I work hard to develop. My practices come from a broad base of research, and I take feedback very seriously. I am a firm believer in modeling a learner-mindset for students. Instructors who aren't passionate learners themselves tend to get stuck very quickly! The subjects I tutor are all based in my passion for literacy and language. Whether it is younger students or adult learners, I am here to support growth in reading, writing, speaking, and thinking!
Education & Certification
Undergraduate Degree: University of Maryland-College Park - Bachelor in Arts, English
Graduate Degree: Lesley University - Master of Arts Teaching, Education
I am an avid reader, writer, and educator, but I love getting outdoors and moving just as much! I love hiking, rock climbing, and traveling to new places.
Elementary School Reading
Elementary School Writing
Middle School English
Middle School Reading
Middle School Reading Comprehension
Middle School Writing
Study Skills and Organization