I have recently moved to the Charlotte area from Arizona and am looking forward to helping students with my skills, knowledge and experience. My love and appreciation for working with children of all ages began with studying for my master's degree in Early Childhood Development from Ohio State University. My work experience includes over twelve years' experience working with children having developmental disabilities and autism
. I was responsible for developing sequentially-based teaching modules for activities of daily living which included math
, communication and social skills.
In 1994, I began taking graduate courses in counseling, and found a full-time internship working at a community mental health center in Mesa, AZ. Most of my clients were children who had been diagnosed with Depression, Anxiety, ADHD
, ADD, Bipolar Disorder, Pervasive Developmental Disabilities (Autism and Asperger's Syndrome), and Reactive Attachment Disorder. Through the therapeutic process, I worked with students on their study and learning skills, as well as helping them improve their social and communication skills. We also worked on ways to reduce test anxiety and stress.
I specialize in tutoring English
English, Writing, Literature
. Because each child is unique, I work at the child's level, using his or her interests and strengths to work on learning tasks. The student's learning style tells me which tutoring tools to use to help them in studying; auditory, visual and kinesthetic.
I believe it's the responsibility of an educator to find the best way to help children learn, making it fun for them. Consequently, I use music
, movement and play to help teach and improve students' focus and attention spans.
I am results-oriented, so I ask for feedback and do not bill for a lesson if the student or parent is not satisfied with my services.
I have some flexibility with my time, and a 24 hour cancellation policy.
I bring my services to your home to help your student learn to improve his or her skills within the familiar home environment.
I look forward to hearing from you to discuss ways in which we can work together for a WIN-WIN experience.