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School of the Art Institute of Chicago (Visual Arts)
John F. Kennedy University (Master's)
I have worked with students of all ages from toddlers through seniors. Having lived and I have worked with students of all ages from toddler through seniors. Because I have lived and taught in Central Mexico for over 20 years, I offer a bilingual/bi-cultural sensitivity especially supportive of students who are originally from around the world. I have also worked with 'special' students who have challenges including ADHD, Autism Spectrum, Hearing Impairment and cerebral palsy.
My educational background includes training in the visual arts, a multitude of foreign languages, Language Arts, and ESL. My focus as a tutor rests in my commitment to strengthening each and every student's belief in his or her unique capacity to learn and to grow. While academic education is a primary tool for advancing in one's life, a deep abiding trust and faith in one's ability to synthesize ideas and concepts forms the foundation for learning any subject. My tutoring approach includes the cultivation of belief in one's ability to access learning of all kinds.
I love to serve as a tutor because of the one-on-one or small group format. Being with one
person, or with a small group, allows me to be flexible and creative in adapting lesson material to
the unique learning style of the student or students.
I look forward to speaking with parents, or with students themselves, who are looking for a lively, supportive, creative experience of individualized learning. A phone call or initial meeting will help us both to determine if we have a good 'fit' as tutor/tutee. I have worked with students of all ages from toddlers through seniors. Having lived and I have worked with students of all ages from toddler through seniors. Because I have lived and taught in Central Mexico for over 20 years, I offer a bilingual/bi-cultural sensitivity especially supportive of students who are originally from around the world. I
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I received a BFA in Visual Arts and have been working as a teaching-artist for 30+ years. My degree work was at one of the most reputable art schools in the USA, The School of the Chicago Art Institute. I have been an exhibiting artist for 30+ years.
As stated in my qualifications to teach drawing, I have painted for over 30 years and have both and undergrad. and graduate degrees in art. I have exhibited and sell paintings in Arizona, California and Mexico. I have been teaching painting to students ages 3-91 for decades (!)
I have been single-Mom to my now 24 year old daughter who has a range of Special Needs including Intellectual Disability, cerebral palsy and speech delays. In addition, I have been the arts teacher with an Autism Program for 12 years in the Tucson school system. My work with students with Autism includes ages 5-13. I have also had the honor of teaching art with students who have hearing impairments.