I am a full-time doctoral student at Oral Roberts University. For the 2013-2014 school year, I worked part-time for Waynesville R-VI School District as a substitute teacher. I tutor part-time because helping others improve themselves through education is really my passion in life.
I pride myself in helping my students be confident in themselves. I see it as my job to bring them to a level at which they perform above grade level and excel
in the subject in which I tutor them to the point that they have no need for my services any longer.
I also emphasize study skills
and work habits because these are areas that I had to develop through trial and error while I was enrolled in school to excel. Mastering these areas means a higher GPA, less stress, and more free time!
I completed an associate's degree at Edison College in Ft. Myers, FL with a concentration in communication. I also completed a bachelor's degree in English
at Southeastern University in Lakeland, FL with some coursework in the educational field. I completed my master's degree in Teaching English to Speakers of Other Languages at Azusa Pacific University in Azusa, CA with honors. I worked for Ashford University as an online adjunct teaching assistant helping undergraduate students improve their writing
for three years. And I am currently completing a doctor of education degree in educational leadership at Oral Roberts University in Tulsa, OK.
My first experience tutoring was with my two-year volunteer position with Big Brothers and Sisters of Charlotte County. I was a homework tutor.
My second tutoring experience was with a contracted job with Club Z In-Home Tutoring Services of Sarasota, FL. I tutored 1st-3rd Grade reading
. I had four students during my 3-4 month contract. From my 15 contract hours, one student did not require tutoring after my services. The students were all Spanish
My third experience tutoring was with a contracted job through Smart Start, Inc. I tutored one developmentally disabled student about two months after school.
You can now view my ratings for students I have tutored through WyzAnt. My students have included K-1st grade
and adult ESL students.
I am very encouraging and direct students to discover insights for themselves. I also study each individual’s response to my general conceptual teaching style.
I believe in repetition and make an effort to review materials covered in previous sessions on a weekly and monthly basis.
I also believe in keeping communication open with teachers and parents to achieve the best education format for the student.