I am a graduate of Oakland University and Norwich University. I received my Bachelor of the Arts in History, as well as in Japanese Language and Literature. During college, I also earned TESL/TEFL/TESOL certification to teach English as a Second Language. Professionally, I pursued and earned State Licensure and National Certification as a Pharmacy Technician so that I could work while attending college and minimize my debts.
My varied background has presented me with a myriad of wonderful employment opportunities. I have worked as a vocational trainer for over 10 years coaching pharmacy technicians and other health care professionals. I have also been working as an online English teacher for over 3 years, teaching individuals of all ages and backgrounds. I have also spent some time volunteering as a docent in my local history museum. No matter what the setting is, I always find myself teaching and coaching others.
I believe strongly in the power of education to bring people closer to their goals. I hope that, with the help of the Varsity Tutors platform, I can reach students who are struggling and help them see that it's worth it. Education is worth it!
In my spare time, I like to indulge in things that are completely different and removed from my professional life. I am an avid reader and I try to read at least 100 books each year. I am also learning creative writing and would love to publish my own science fiction novel one day. Recently, I have also fallen back into my childhood hobby of biking and I can be seen biking several miles around my neighborhood on any given day.
Education & Certification
Undergraduate Degree: Oakland University - Bachelor in Arts, History
Graduate Degree: Norwich University - Master of Arts, History
Reading Writing Biking
ACCUPLACER ESL - Listening
ACCUPLACER ESL - Reading Skills
ACCUPLACER ESL - Sentence Meaning
ACCUPLACER Language Use
CPE - Certificate of Proficiency in English
PTCE - Pharmacy Technician Certification Exam