I have a teaching certificate from Capital University in Intervention (Special Education) and Reading. Additionally, I have a Bachelor's of Arts in Speech and Hearing Sciences from The Ohio State University. I hold a 120 hour TESOL (Teaching English to Speakers of Other Languages) certificate. I have been in the education world for over 10 years. For many years, I worked as a teacher in both private and public settings teaching students, ages 2-21 on the autism spectrum. Additionally, I have worked as a reading specialist incorporating multi-sensory techniques based on the Orton-Gillingham methodology. For the past four years, I have been teaching English as Second Language to student's in China. I also teach yoga to preschoolers! Currently, I tutor many student's both in person and virtually in reading. I hold both small group and individual tutoring sessions. My strengths lie in building rapport with students, differentiation, scaffolding, meeting student's where they are at and helping them reach their goals, patience, and strong communication skills with student's and parents. My favorite subjects to teach are phonics, reading, reading comprehension, assisting student's with learning differences, teaching English Language Learners and writing. I believe getting to know my student's and tailoring my instruction to each individual learner is imperative. I hope to make all student's comfortable and at ease in my classroom. I like to incorporate a variety of tools in the classroom to keep student's engaged such as games, books, and activities. I think student's learn best when they have a good working relationship with their teacher and/or tutor. I believe that all student's can learn given the right instruction and guidance.
Education & Certification
Undergraduate Degree: Ohio State University-Main Campus - Bachelor of Fine Arts, Speech-Language Pathology
Graduate Degree: Capital University - Certificate, Special Education
My interests include: teaching, reading, writing, yoga, spending time with family and friends, taking my dogs to the park, and trying out new coffee shops.