I graduated from Prescott College with a Bachelor of Arts Degree and teaching certificate in Elementary Education K-8. I received my ELL Endorsement for K-12 and my Early Childhood Endorsement for birth- age 8. I also did the majority of my undergraduate work at the University of Arizona with a major in Economics and a minor in Sociology. I taught first grade for 15 years and did my student teaching and volunteer work in 3rd grade. I have also raised my own three children who are now in high school, college and graduated as an RN. While I am able to tutor a broad range of subjects and grades, I am most passionate in working with kids on their foundational skills in Reading, Writing and Math. I do also have a strong background in Phonics. I absolutely love teaching and helping kids develop a love of learning. I enjoy seeing students have successes in their educational journey and helping them reach those successes. I love being a part of the process of helping kids master a concept that may have previously been a struggle for them. I feel that reading is the foundation for all of us and have taken pride in being an integral part of my previous students successes in reading. In my previous teaching experience, I have been a Special Education cluster teacher as well as an ELL cluster teacher. I have worked with students that have developmental delays, IEPs, 504s, speech and language delays, gifted students as well as students in the mainstream classroom. I also feel that it is important to hold high standards for our children as they can many times achieve goals we/they never thought possible.
Undergraduate Degree: Prescott College - Bachelor in Arts, Liberal Arts and Sciences
My hobbies and interests include spending time with my family/kids, watching movies, cooking, baking and going to the beach.