I have been informally tutoring and teaching since I was in grade school- as a 4th grader I excelled at math so much that I would help other students that were struggling and continued to help others that struggled with subjects I excelled in throughout my secondary education.
I attended the University of Washington and spent the first few years as a Psych major with an intended minor in Sociology so have studied both fields in-depth. In my third year of college I took an Intro to Drama class solely as an arts requirement only to discover a love of theater and ended up changing my major and graduating with a BA in Drama in 2001.
After college I also worked as a technician at a city-run theater and eventually taught acting classes as well as working as an Assistant Teacher for a special populations class. I also continued pursuing theater by working in fringe theaters as a stage manager, director and lighting designer and worked "day" office jobs which increased my proficiency with a variety of computer programs.
A few years ago I realized the experiences I have enjoyed the most were teaching and working with special populations individuals so I started considering a career as a Special Education teacher. To prepare for that I volunteered as a classroom assistant at an Elementary school in 2 Special Education classes (1 severe, 1 moderate) and also at a preschool geared towards children with developmental delays.
I decided rather than pursuing a teaching career, given the amount of administrative work involved, to focus on tutoring and am planning to pursue a degree in Applied Behavior Analysis to work with people on the autism spectrum. Ultimately, I love tutoring and helping people succeed and pride myself on being able to adjust my teaching technique to best fit the needs of the student.
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