I am a boomer tutor who enjoys supporting one's learning process though a holistic approach, engaging all aspects of the mind, body, and spirit for more effective learning. I teach workshops in Compassionate Communication (Nonviolent Communication), addressing feelings and needs in empathetic communication. I bring NVC to tutoring, increasing connection between myself and the student-vital to successful learning. I have compassion, through my own experience as one with learning disabilities, with students with disabilities. I have my own physical library of supplemental materials/resources on various topics and can provide copies and links to these.
Education and certificates:I have a juris doctorate degree in law
(not an attorney) and undergraduate double major in history
and behavioral science
, Along with a Substitute Teaching certificate K-12 since 1997 and substituting in a variety of schools in Maricopa County, AZ, I have tutored after-school students in elementary and high schools in reading
. As a commercial pilot and certified flight instructor, I also hold advanced ground instructor certificates. Lastly, I am a notary, performing a variety of signing services since 2009.
Social Sciences: As one with 20 years in research and technical writing, I can tutor in law, history, all social sciences, English
, reading, and writing. A few experiences to note: For the last ten years, I had been a Small Claims Hearing Officer Volunteer part-time for the Maricopa County Justice Courts. Hearing officers hear and adjudicate a variety of disputes regarding contracts, real estate, and injuries (tort claims) below $2500. My extensive multi-cultural background includes working with Arizona Indian Tribes as a Juvenile Justice Administrator for the Navajo Nation and Prosecutor for the Pascua Yaqui Tribe. As a Commissioner for the Arizona Indian Affairs Commission, I became familiar with the administrative functions
of government, liaisoning between tribes and state government, and setting of policy direction. In all three of these positions, I addressed, through community meetings and research/proposals, issues such as family violence, criminal justice
reform, and drug/alcohol policy. Other areas of legal specialty include Constitutional and Consumer law.
In Physical Sciences, I have 25 years of direct experience with nutrition
and exercise (weightlifting and running). Most recently, I have became a certified Weight Management Specialist and am pursuing Fitness
Trainer Certification next. In addition to advising individuals, community classes I have given in the Nutrition and fitness field include: information sharing on the latest well-documented information regarding diet, herbs, yoga
, exercise, and stretching- to enhance one's vitality and quality of life. Naturopathic (vs. allopathic) and prevention ideas are the focus, addressing ailments previously thought to be untreatable, such as diabetes, asthma, arthritis, and cancer. Handouts/resources are provided. Having an alternative health focus, these presentations do not constitute medical advice! The latest addition here is the creation of a new Nonprofit providing education and promotion of gardening and growing of raw food and herbs.
My most recent tutoring experience since 2012 has been tutoring middle school and college-level students in language
arts, law, and social sciences- mostly all through WyZant Tutoring.
I look forward to being a part of an empowering experience for students of all backgrounds and ages!