Boise State University (Psychology)
Boise State University (Graduate Coursework)
My first time through college at the University of Idaho, I studied Computer Science with a business emphasis. Although I did not achieve a degree in CS, I had a computer consulting business. My second time through, I got a degree in Psychology with a minor in Communication at Boise State University and then did graduate work in Communication at BSU and taught in the Communication Department there for ten years.
My communication training gives me the unique perspective of helping students overcome math anxiety as the root cause is often negative self-talk. In terms of my math education, I have loved math since I was a child and was an Idaho State Champion Mathlete in both Simultaneous Equations and Quadratic Equations. Now, I am an author, speaker and book coach with 17 published books to my credit.
I have the capacity to take complicated information and explain it in understandable terms. If one method of explanation doesn't work, I try another. For example, one first grader I worked with couldn't understand carry subtraction. After I tried converting dimes to pennies and a couple of other methods, I figured out she thinks in number lines. That concept stuck and she is now in second grade and doing third grade math.
In addition, I get to the negative self-talk issues which are often missed as a cause of a student's poor performance in nearly any subject.
Whether the student is in kindergarten, kollege* or somewhere in between or beyond, I am eager to help improve their performance and confidence level. Please contact me and let's get started.
*Yes I know I spelled "college" incorrectly. I have a quirky sense of humor which helps relax people as I'm tutoring them. My first time through college at the University of Idaho, I studied Computer Science with a business emphasis. Although I did not achieve a degree in CS, I had a computer consulting business. My second time through, I got a degree in Psychology with a minor in Communication at Boise State University and then did graduate work in Communication at
I have written and published a Bible study book. I regularly speak at women's church retreats on various Bible topics. In addition, I have been regularly participating in bible studies for about 20 years.
I taught Communication for ten years at Boise State University. My primary course involved public speaking, which I taught to several hundred students in my career. Now, I make part of my living as a speaker so I'm able to hone my skills on a regular basis.
I taught QuickBooks for the Idaho Small Business Development Center and other organizations. I have been a private consultant in QuickBooks for many years. Also, I use QuickBooks in my own business and have for quite some time. Finally, I ran the YWCA Career Center in Boise, Idaho and that involved teaching a lot of computer classes.
I taught Communication at Boise State University for ten years which involved working with several hundred students and included integrating study skills into the process. I was a paraprofessional in the BSU Counseling Center and taught several study skills workshops including overcoming math anxiety. Finally, I flunked out of college my first year and learned good study skills first hand through my return to college and ultimate graduation.
In addition to being an author, speaker and book coach with 19 books of my own written and published, I have helped over 140 people get published. Also, I taught for ten years in the Boise State University Communication Department.