I earned a B.A. in Journalism/English from the University of Iowa and an M.S. in Effective Teaching, Learning and Leadership from Drake University's College of Education. I served students in the classroom and in philanthropy for over 30 years in Iowa and relocated to Colorado in 2013. Besides learning how to ski and serve tourists in the high country, I have found a community with a view and volunteer as a Trustee on my Town Board. Many of my son's friends and my younger co-workers call me "Ski Mom" and I find that bonding with my fellow humans to be an important first step. Why? So I can wrap the curriculum of any course I may tutor around YOUR interests to create meaning and motivation for us both. I tutor writing, literature, editing, photography, social networking, journalism, mac basic skills, study skills and organization and am halfway through my Teaching English as a Foreign Language certification as well. No question is too small nor no task too big, I firmly believe my students are my customers and I am thrilled when we work together to make learning difficult concepts easier and easier.
Education & Certification
Undergraduate Degree: University of Iowa - Bachelor in Arts, Journalism
Graduate Degree: Drake University - Master of Science, Education
I ski! Also love music, preferably live and at Red Rocks in Colorado. I squeak out a tune on my electric violin between reading and creating silly photo essays or professionally capturing white water rafting photos. I love to write short-form essays on my new (old) 1964 Hermes 3000 typewriter or on my blog.
High School English
High School Level American Literature
High School Writing
Mac Basic Computer Skills
Middle School English
Middle School Reading Comprehension
Study Skills and Organization
Technology and Coding