I love helping students reach their full potential by helping them learn the skills that they need to be successful. I have helped students in various grades and subjects. This past year I taught ESL online to children in grades 1-5. I have been successful at looking at a student's learning gaps and providing explicit instruction for the specific skills that the student needs. I have taught elementary school for 11 years. I have experience with teaching 1st, 2nd, 4th, and 5th grade. Within those 11 years, I have also tutored students after school and over the summer. I received my bachelor's degree in education in 2009 at Auburn University and I received my master's degree in curriculum and instruction in 2012 at the University of West Florida. I tutor all elementary grades K-5 and all elementary subjects (reading, math, science, and social studies). I love to tutor reading because I enjoy looking at what specific gaps students have (phonemic awareness, phonics, comprehension, etc.) and helping them on the specific skills that need to become better readers. It is exciting to see a student that struggling with reading to start to form a love for reading. I also love tutoring math. It is interesting to see all the different strategies that students come up with to solve a given problem. I like providing the tools that students need to solve. I believe that ALL children can learn and reach their full potential. When I tutor, I like to use data to help me see where the gaps in skills are. I form individual plans and strategies based on what the individual child needs. On my free time I love to be outside, play with my dog Charlie, hike, do yoga and run.
Education & Certification
Undergraduate Degree: Auburn University - Bachelor in Arts, Elementary School Teaching
Graduate Degree: The University of West Florida - Master of Arts Teaching, Curriculum and Instruction
I enjoy running, mountain biking, playing with my dog Charlie, doing yoga, and snowboarding.