I am an educator, mother, and writer. I hold an M.A. in Special Education from George Washington University and a B.A. in Government from Claremont McKenna College. Originally from Long Beach, California, I did my share of traveling—including two years in the Peace Corps in Jamaica—before settling down in Los Angeles eleven years ago. When I’m not tutoring I enjoy reading, writing, and spending time with my husband and young daughter.
My Teaching Experience
I am an experienced and versatile educator with eight years of full-time classroom teaching and hundreds of hours of tutoring experience. I have taught elementary, middle, and high school, have worked with special education, gifted, and twice-exceptional students, and have experience with public, independent, and charter schools. I have found that with hard work and an individualized approach, every student is capable of making significant leaps in academic achievement.
My Teaching Style
I especially enjoy one-on- one and small group tutoring because I have time to get to know each student and deliver instruction to meet his or her needs, as the same approach doesn’t work for every student. I am familiar with Common Core, and I have utilized various programs and resources including Words Their Way, the Fountas & Pinnell testing and leveling program, and research-based reading intervention programs. I believe parents are partners in their children’s education and I make sure to update them after each session and listen to their feedback.
Claremont McKenna College
B.A. in Government
George Washington University
M.A. in Special Education