Master of Education
The George Washington University; Washington, DC
Bachelor of Science, Management and Business
Skidmore College; Saratoga Springs, NY
Over ten years of experience tutoring elementary school-aged students
Served as a substitute learning specialist for students in grades 2 to 5
Classroom teaching in grades 6, 1, and kindergarten
Outdoor education with children ages 6 to 14
Sounds in Syllables Orton-Gillingham Training, Atlantic Seaboard Dyslexia Education Center (ASDEC); Rockville, MD
Lindamood-Bell Seeing Stars and Visualizing and Verbalizing training, Lindamood-Bell Learning Processes; Washington, DC
Exploratorium Summer Institute for Teachers
Exploratorium; San Francisco, CA
All Kinds of Minds
The Beauvoir Center for Teaching and Learning; Washington, DC
I'm a tutor in the Washington, DC area. I enjoy developing and applying strategies to help students overcome academic hurdles. Few things motivate me like seeing the "Aha!" moments students experience as they develop their academic capabilities.
After several years of teaching in elementary school classrooms, I have valuable perspective on learning and child development. Through my experience tutoring children in Maryland, DC, and Virginia at every grade level from one through six, I am also familiar with the curricula used by local schools. This background informs my approach to tutoring; I believe in balanced lessons that stay within children’s attention spans and include a variety of activity types. My goal is always to help children become more confident and independent learners, often by providing coaching on organizational and study skills. I also believe that demonstrating empathy and helping to ease frustration support the learning process.
Working with families is both my privilege and my pleasure. I strive to lead by example by modeling respect for my students and an interest in learning. I also believe that patience and investing in relationships are at the root of success with reluctant and unconfident students.