Hello students and parents! As a trainer for parents and teachers, and an elementary through university-level educator for over 17 years--I have continued to love the process of teaching and to educate myself. I have received awards for my teaching from parents and principals. I have taught ELL-ESL to dozens of students from all over the world--adult and children, and currently have 2 Korean students, 1 Japanese, and 7 Spanish students. I have also taught SAT Prep courses for a highly acclaimed agency. I have always had a great rapport with both children and adult students--and have had many parents petition to have their kids placed in my classroom! I strive to make learning fun, and believe that kids learn best when they are enjoying the process!
For several years I taught in Spanish--and currently work in a bilingual job with families. I have had my own tutoring business and have bilingual fluency certification in Spanish. I especially love teaching Spanish and English to children and adults. I also have a working knowledge of French. I am an avid traveler to 4 of our 7 continents so far.
My Masters degree is in the Family Counseling field, and I am a certified Parent/Teen Coach (with Life Scene Investigation); I work with families to improve communication and relationships, specializing in "teens in trouble" as well as learning challenges and study skills. I teach the Life Scene career development curriculum in a Kirkland public school for highly-gifted youth.
I play piano and guitar, write music, plays, and short stories. I acted on a popular soap opera in college, as a History and Theater Major at UCLA. I am active with kayaking and boating, am a floral artist for weddings, and studied cooking in France. Since I love to travel, even locally, I don't mind traveling to your home or a library in your area. I hope to hear from you soon!
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