My passion is working with students who struggle in the normal classroom environment and who often fall through the cracks. I have a Masters in Science specializing in Special Education with students with mild/moderate special needs, but I am passionate about working with any child who needs additional help to be successful. I also have a Masters in Cross Cultural Education with a Single Subject credential in Social Studies. I work very closely with parents and other educators to help students be successful in meeting their educational goals. This along with specialized instruction catering to each student's individual intelligences and ways they learn best are my greatest strengths. I have taught high school in the Czech Republic and preschool at a Montessori school in Samoa. I also do volunteer work in training young people in high school and college to be mentors of preteens in my spare time.
I also teach martial arts and have been very successful at assisting my students to learn discipline, respect, focus, structure and have fun as their confidence and strength grows over time.
My greatest strength is my ability to communicate effectively to parents and to students as well. I love teaching, it was what I was born to do and my students and their families know that they mean the world to me and that I will go to great lengths to help them be successful.
If your son or daughter needs extra help - let me know.
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