"Education is not the filling of a pail, but the lighting of a fire." For fifteen years - whether in the classroom, with homeschoolers or in private tutoring sessions - I have applied the principles in this fantastic quote by William Butler Yeats. I am a vivacious, positive and intuitive teacher who desires to light a spark of enthusiasm for learning in my students. I love seeing students strive for, achieve and even surpass their own goals. As head of the English
department of Christian Liberty Academy, I taught all levels of English in the high school and middle school, including AP English Literature
and Composition which I continue to teach to homeschooled students. Students find my writing
tips and comprehension help extremely beneficial. I love tutoring students who want to learn, continue and master the English language
as a second language.
I have tutored ESL
for five years and currently tutor students from Germany, China, Japan, Venezuela and Guatemala. A Classics
major (St. Olaf College), I developed and taught a multi-level Latin
program for twelve years. I continue to love this amazing language and its many uses and benefits in our lives today --- English vocabulary
, medical, scientific and legal terminology. I currently teach Latin online and in the classroom at a classical school for homeschooled students (Classical Consortium).
I look forward to helping students understand, identify and employ a variety of learning styles, particularly those that seem to 'fit' their individual needs and personalities. We all learn in a unique way and at a unique pace. With warmth and enthusiasm, I desire to help students discover and utilize their gifts and while achieving success in lighting that fire!
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Travels within 15 miles of Palatine, IL 60067