My education includes an A.A.S. in Travel and Tourism from the College of DuPage and a B.A. in German Language and Literature from Northern Illinois University. I spent a year as an exchange student in Luebeck, Germany, during my senior year in high school, and I have traveled throughout Germany and several other European countries a number of times. I can definitely appreciate going to another country and trying to learn 'the language of the land'! I've also been trained to tutor ESL and basic reading from the Grand Traverse Literacy Council.
My professional background involves working with adults with special needs, both developmentally and mentally. I have had training through the community and state agencies to advocate and assist adults with mental health and developmental issues in the community. I feel confident in my ability to help others, both adults and adolescents, gain confidence in themselves to become as independent as possible and to advocate for themselves within the community as well as with basic life skills such as budgeting, basic cooking, shopping, etc.
Please contact me if you have any questions.
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