I am a graduate of Metropolitan State university. I received my Bachelor of Arts Social Sciences with a focus in Anthropology. I also minored in Biology.
After graduation I spent many years in informal education settings at museums, nature centers, and 50 hours helping in a kindergarten. I developed and presented programs and classes. I assisted teachers with reading and writing. Through experiences I was able to spark learning through play and interactive activities.
I have two favorite subjects to tutor. The first subject that I love to tutor is Science. There is so much wonder in the world. I love helping students see the wonder through different perspectives. I love to motivate students to discover, explore, and ask questions. The second subject is reading. I love stepping into the world of imagination. I love traveling into different worlds and realms. I enjoy bringing different worlds and perspectives to the students.
I love learning. I want to pass that love of learning to students through making the sessions with me fun, interactive, and tailored to the uniqueness of each student. I am also comfortable tutoring in elementary and middle school social studies, Elementary language Arts, and early elementary math. One of the things that I really appreciate is getting to know my student and their adults before tutoring begins, because you are working together to empower the student to learn and grow in knowledge. It is helpful to know exactly what the adults and the students want to achieve from the sessions. It helps you set small goals for the student, and set up a workable living changing plan that fits both the goals and the needs. I reach out to the families over the platform messaging system first. I let the adult or student pick the way they like to communicate. I will introduce myself and ask a few questions likes and dislikes (school and other). What topics? How much time would you like to spend? What do you want to accomplish-this week, by two weeks, in a month, and a few months? How can we help you achieve those those goals? I ask how they learn. The answers to these questions will help start formulating that plan. If I am talking to the adult I like to ask them how their child learns (visual, auditorily, or by hands on doing. That helps me make the sessions more relevant and motivating. I believe that in order for students to achieve their goals they must be motivated and invested in their learning. They must be supported in a way that is inspiring, encouraging and empowering, and by making the sessions relatable to them, and met them where they are at. Sometimes a student doesn't want to divide into the lesson part of the session right away. I will have a game, review, or just a few minutes for them to talk.
I also like to send updates, worksheets, websites, and other helpful resources to the students if they and their adults are open to that.
Another thing that I appreciate is the open communication and feedback. If an adult would like me to change a session (time, topic, or arrangement) I encourage the feedback. Again we are working together to help the student achieve knowledge, understanding, and life skills.
Education & Certification
Undergraduate Degree: Metropolitan State University - Bachelor in Arts, Social Sciences
Spending time in nature (hiking, horseback riding, observing, taking and drawing pictures) Writing stories Reading Drawing Beading bracelets, patches, necklaces with affirmation and natural scenes