Colgate University (English and Anthro.)
University of Alaska Fairbanks (MEd)
I have an excellent academic record, and hold a master's degree in counseling. For my bachelor's I double-majored in English and anthropology. Growing up with parents who were teachers, I was always committed to learning.
My particular strengths tend toward language, the arts, and social sciences, although I have interest in biology, nature, astronomy, and a curiosity about the world in general. I still retain some of my knowledge of Spanish from high school and college. Work experiences include publishing, library work, yoga instruction, volunteer tutoring, and work in mental health. I am a yoga practitioner and a weaver, and love to dance, travel, and enjoy delicious and healthy food.
I am happy to tutor either children or adults in areas they may be challenged in, so long as I'm familiar with the topic. I am open to online as well as in-person tutoring. I believe those who know me would say I am patient, a good listener, intelligent, creative, caring, and committed. My approach toward tutoring is "student-centered," helping people to learn by facilitating their absorbing of information and concepts in ways that resonate for them as individuals. I have an excellent academic record, and hold a master's degree in counseling. For my bachelor's I double-majored in English and anthropology. Growing up with parents who were teachers, I was always committed to learning.
My particular strengths tend toward language, the arts, and social sciences, although I have interest in biology,
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I hold a Bachelor's degree in Anthropology. I am well-traveled, and have worked for the oral history unit of a university library, which focused on preserving cultural artifacts. I am able to help students understand the practices of cultural anthropology, such as ethnography, as well as how it can connect to other fields, such as archaeology and medicine.
I hold a master's degree in Education -- Counseling, and extensive experience in communication arts and editing (bachelor's in English, and work in publishing, both in-house and freelance). I have worked with children in the past, developing academic and resiliency skills, including with the East Harlem Tutorial Program and Trail Blazer Camps in New York/New Jersey. I enjoy working one-on-one with kids and making learning playful, integrating different styles of learning (e.g., kinesthetic, auditory).
I have two certifications as a yoga instructor, one in Hatha Yoga from Sivananda Vedanta (2005) and one in Kundalini Yoga from Kundalini Research Institute (2009). I taught for several years for the University of Alaska Recreation Department, as well as having taught at yoga studios and privately.
I have a particular interest in using yoga techniques to address mental/emotional wellness issues. (My graduate work in school consisted of using yoga interventions to help cardiac trauma survivors in recovering from depression.)
I am registered with Yoga Alliance at the 500-hour level.