I am a learning specialist who earned my undergraduate degree in Psychology from DePaul University, with a minor focus in Design and Journalism, and my M.A. in Counselor Education from Northeastern Illinois University. I have also continued postgraduate studies in the areas of art and creative and business writing. Originally from Chicago, Illinois, in my free time I enjoy reading, writing, painting, music including playing bass guitar, spending time with animals and in nature, doing yoga and pilates, gardening and hiking, biking and domestic and international travel.
MY TEACHING EXPERIENCE
I have taught students from the elementary level through college aged and adult returning students, spanning the range from remedial classes through advance placement (AP). I have also worked extensively with students that were experiencing learning problems complicated by mental health issues including anxiety, depression, ADHD and self-control problems, among others.
In addition to my experience providing educational therapy and tutoring, I have worked at Vista Del Mar School, ICDC College, Le Cordon Bleu College of Culinary Arts and as a test prep and independent studies teacher for high school students.
MY TEACHING STYLE
I have had over a decade of training and experience in the education and behavioral health fields and my work in these areas helps me assess what external issues may be affecting a student’s learning and school performance. I strive to get to know the strengths and weakness of each person I work with in order to provide both patient support and increased motivation to learn and achieve.