As a certified teacher with 20 plus years of teaching experience, I consider myself a lifelong learner. I began my academic career shortly after graduating from high school and received my Associate in Science degree in Court Reporting Technology in 1992. After working with the Civil and Criminal court systems in Miami. I quickly knew I wanted more growth in my college academics and began diligently pursuing my calling to teach! I continued at Miami Dade College and upgraded my AS degree to an Associate in Arts degree, graduating in 1998. This would open the doors to getting into Florida Atlantic University. At FAU, I worked on my undergraduate degree in Psychology, and graduated in 2004. While attending classes at FAU, I taught in the classrooms with the public-school systems. With much faith, perseverance, and a steadfast attitude, I continued to pursue my calling to teach, I became a certified teacher, and attended graduate school! I am a successful graduate of the Inaugural class with a Master of Science in Curriculum & Instruction with a specialization in Early and Middle Childhood Education, from the Adrian Dominican School of Education at Barry University. I proudly graduated Suma Cum Laude in 2013 from Barry University. I stayed teaching in the Public School system for approximately 10 + years. I left with the desire to experience different academic arenas, which I have successfully accomplished as a classroom teacher. I now have knowledge and have taught with the charter school systems, private schools, and religious schools from grades Pre-K- 8th since 2000.
However, with the Pandemic, I began tutoring/teaching with a company until presently via zoom and in person. This experience would lead me to create and run my own tutoring business where I teach students from Pre-K to 8th grade via zoom and in person in Reading, Writing, and Mathematics. I also have the opportunity to teach ESOL adults who are looking to learn English.
My most successful experience as a teacher/tutor was from my student in Elementary Math. I tutored her afterschool when she was in elementary school and struggling in Math. Today she is a married mom of two and herself an Elementary school Math teacher! She lovingly reminds me that her success began with me believing in her and challenging her to blossom successfully to who she is today! Until her teen years I guided, mentored, tutored, and taught her to achieve the success she has today!
I also have distinguished awards in 2002 from FAU called the Broward Achievement Award awarded for student leadership as a role model to students and the community. I was also awarded a Certificate of Achievement from Florida Atlantic University in 2002 Awarded for demonstrating distinguished excellence in personal and professional endeavors, as well as dedication and commitment to helping others. More recently I received "Most Valuable Teacher" award from Avant Garde Academy in 2020.
I conclude by informing you how humbled and grateful I am for my calling to teach! I look forward to lovingly challenge my students to reach their maximum learning potential while watching them blossom in their areas of struggle.
Undergraduate Degree: Miami Dade College - Associate in Science, Court Reporting
Undergraduate Degree: Miami Dade College - Associate in Arts, Arts, General
Undergraduate Degree: Florida Atlantic University - Bachelor in Arts, Psychology
Graduate Degree: Barry University - Master of Science, Curriculum and Instruction
First and foremost, I am a proud wife of a decorated Veteran who served a combined 40 years successfully. As a leader at my home church, where I met my husband of 18 years, and our daughter was raised at, we attend weekly service. I also enjoy serving through my church and personal ministry. Along with my daily devotional time reading and studying my Bible, I also enjoy my time relaxing or walking on the beach. Family time is very important as we enjoy our time together going out to dinner, and family events.