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Hello California

Hello students and fellow tutors! In my first blog, I just wanted to introduce myself and give you all a little background on who I am and why I have become a tutor...

Growing up in Pensacola, Florida, I knew from a very young age that I wanted to be a teacher. It's in the blood - my mother, aunts, and cousins were all teachers and I knew that I wanted to follow in their footsteps. So, after graduating high school, I attended Florida State University and earned my Bachelor's Degree in Secondary English Education. During my time at F.S.U., I was a part-time gymnastics coach and I participated in several unpaid teaching internships to gain experience working with kids from a variety of age groups. I discovered during that time that the age group that I enjoy working with the most is the middle school adolescent age group, though I will work with students of any age. I also earned my Florida teaching certificate which certified me to teach English to students grades 6 through 12 as well as ESOL (English Speakers of Other Languages).

After graduating from F.S.U., I moved to Tampa, Florida and married my husband, Hamid, and began my teaching career. I taught 7th and 8th grade English/Language Arts and Drama for the last five and a half years. While teaching full-time, I earned my Gifted Endorsement which allows me to teach gifted students, and I also went back to graduate school at St. Leo University and earned my Masters Degree in Educational Leadership. This degree allows me to pursue any type of leadership position in the realm of education, including but not limited to principalship and superintendent positions.

After finishing graduate school, my husband and I decided to relocate to Long Beach so that he could pursue a business opportunity. We are expecting our first child this year, so I have decided to take the year off of teaching in order to help him establish his business and spend some time at home with my baby for a while. This year, I am making myself available as a tutor through WyzAnt in order to give myself something to do and earn a little extra income. If you are interested in using my services, please do not hesitate to contact me through WyzAnt. I look forward to hearing from you!

Sincerely,
Ashley