I received my Bachelors of Science in Early Childhood Education from Brigham Young University and my Montessori Certificate from Virginia Commonwealth University.
I love to see the lightbulb turn on as a student masters a concept. A young learner is eager to learn and that energy inspires me. When I work with a child, I like to use as many hands-on learning materials and experiences as possible. For example, in learning letter names and phonics I show objects that begin with that sound, then I assign homework as a sound hunt for objects and pictures in their home which begin with the same letter and its sound. At times learning includes a song which helps teach a concept.
I enjoy tutoring -- reading, phonics, writing and math. My favorite subjects are phonics and math which are the foundation for all learning. My teaching philosophy is that each child learns in his/her own way. It is my job to discover those ways and make them part of that child's tutoring time. I believe that children learn best by doing.
Education & Certification
Undergraduate Degree: Brigham Young University-Idaho - Bachelor in Arts, Early Childhood Education
I love to garden, read, cook healthy, delicious foods, walk for exercise, visit new places and museums, and have family chats and spend time with my grown children.