I love to help students pursue their unknown potentials! I believe that a strong education is vital for the future of our youth. Communicating effectively, verbally and in written form, increases confidence and a desire to succeed. I earned my Bachelor of Arts in Sociology at the University of Akron, Akron, Ohio. At the time, I pursued that degree because of my interest in observing and interacting with people in all cultures. I have traveled to several countries exploring cultures, including Canada, Mexico, Brazil, Thailand, Great Britain, Spain, Italy and France. I have worked as a substitute teacher, a paraprofessional with Special Education students, and most recently as an ESL online teacher. I love interacting with youth. I am flexible, adaptable, and believe that learning can be fun. Over the years, I have accumulated quite a variety of teaching techniques and props to facilitate tutoring. Establishing a rapport with my students is important. This means that I am an active listener when I interact with my students. My students know that I care about them, their learning challenges, and their interests. My favorite subjects to tutor and teach are the language arts, including reading, writing, speaking and listening. In my spare time, I enjoy jigsaw puzzles, my pets (dog, parakeets), bird watching, Pilates, cooking/baking, reading and playing the piano.
Education & Certification
Undergraduate Degree: University of Akron Main Campus - Bachelor of Education, Sociology
My hobbies include jigsaw puzzles, my pets (dog, parakeets), bird watching, Pilates, cooking/baking, reading, and playing piano.