I am a graduate of the University of Pittsburgh and Waynesburg University. I earned a Bachelor of Science in Elementary Education nK-6 with a minor in Children's Literature. I earned a Special Education certificate from Waynesburg University. I am also certified to teach Middle School Science, Social Studies and English.
I have over 20 years of teaching experience focusing in grades 3-8. I have instructed students in Reading, English, Science and Social Studies. I have tutored students in China as an ESL instructor as well as tutored graduate students the study/test taking skills needed to excel on their standardized tests. In my experience helping struggling students prepare for Standardized Tests, we always seem to have the most fun (with remarkable advancements) prepping for the Critical Reading and Writing portions of the exams. While I tutor a broad range of subjects, I am most passionate about Reading and English, Literature, and Science. I am a firm proponent of education, believing it to be absolutely necessary for an improved quality of life, and I try to impart this appreciation to all of my students. In my spare time, I enjoy reading, exercise, bicycle riding, music and arts and crafts.
Undergraduate Degree: University of Pittsburgh - Bachelor of Science, Elementary School Teaching
Graduate Degree: Waynesburg University - Certificate, Education of Individuals in Elementary Special Education Programs
Reading, Science, Exercise, Bicycle riding, Movies, Music, Arts and Crafts
Certified Reading Intervention
Certified Wired for Reading
Elementary School Reading
Elementary School Science
Middle School Reading
Middle School Reading Comprehension
Middle School Science
Middle School Social Studies
PRAXIS Special Education
Susan Barton Reading
Wired For Reading Coach