I have been a professionally exhibiting artist and educator for more than twenty years. I love seeing students of all ages gain an understanding of their own abilities and realize heights they thought unattainable. I often tell my students that I don't think of myself as teaching a subject matter but rather, I think of myself as teaching people "how to think". Once a student knows HOW to find answers, they are unstoppable!
I have worked in a Boys and Girls Club as a first and second grade homework leader and art teacher, I have taught public middle school art and humanities, and I have instructed studio art classes at the College Level including drawing, two dimensional design, sculpture, photography, hand built and wheel thrown ceramics.
I have shown my own art in major cities across the United States and Europe. Presently I continue to make art and volunteer at a Boys and Girls Club while I help my daughter care for her young family (a two year old son, and six year old daughter)
I have held public education certification in Illinois and Kentucky (which I no longer maintain), and have coached track and field, cross country, and soccer in school and community programs. (In 2002, I was named the journal courier's track coach of the year, for a high school girl's team).
I am looking for a teaching opportunity that provides flexibility in schedule because of care taking my grandchildren, and also, perhaps, allows for the building of long-term educational connections between small groups of students. This is why I am choosing to tutor instead of teaching in an educational facility.
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