I am a graduate of both Spelman College and Georgia State University. I received my Bachelor of Arts in Child Development and completed the teacher certification program as well. I went on to complete a Master of Education degree and a Educational Specialist degree, both in School Psychology. Since graduation, I have taught extensively, teaching in both the private and public-school setting; English as a second language (ESL) on-line to children and adults living in China, Taiwan, and Japan; and tutoring elementary students in the United States through an online guided reading program; as well as serving as a learning coach for my children enrolled in a top-rated virtual school. While I tutor a broad range of subjects, I am most passionate about Reading, Writing, and Study/Organizational Skills. I truly see helping people across the country and world learn to read, write, and speak English fluently, as a unique and rewarding experience.
I feel honored to be able to serve in this capacity and intend to work hard to inspire each student that I work with to nurture a life-long love of learning. Furthermore, I believe that task-based learning in ESL helps to provide students with a natural context in which to acquire new skills. It focuses on the true needs of the students rather than simply a predetermined learning objective. I am a strong component of the communicative approach to language learning and believe that true learning can take place when it is led by student experiences.
Education & Certification
Graduate Degree: Georgia State University - Master of Science, School Psychology
I personally learn best by doing and am a naturally curious and passionate learner. Some of my hobbies include reading, doing arts and crafts, sewing, distance running, taking nature photography, baking, and watching cooking competition shows online. I have found that having varied interests can be very helpful in the virtual classroom, as it allows for making helpful connections with students.
Elementary School English
Elementary School Math
Elementary School Reading
Elementary School Science
Elementary School Writing
Middle School Reading Comprehension
Middle School Writing
Study Skills and Organization