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University of Michigan - Ann Arbor (Elementary Education)
Wayne State University (Master's)
I am a self-proclaimed "book nerd" who's enthusiasm for reading and learning began when I was a student in school. This passion for life-long learning led me to complete a B. S. in Elementary Education degree from the University of Michigan. I've taught elementary students, grades K-6, for 7 years before pursuing my M. A. in Speech-Language Pathology full-time at Wayne State University. As a teacher, I often stayed after hours to tutor my own students as well as middle school students. During my graduate studies, I gained experience working with children and adults from various backgrounds and with various communication disorders. My tutoring style is unique because I provide my students with a variety of tools and strategies to use while allowing them the freedom to select which tools work best for their learning style and personality. The reward I get from seeing my students learn and independently apply the skills and concepts we've been practicing fuels my love of learning.
I appreciate the fact that many math concepts can be solved a variety of different ways. I am able to explain the variety of strategies used to solve a problem, but encourage the student to determine which strategy is easiest and a best fit for them individually.
Many science concepts can be easily explained if you apply them to real-world concepts. I am able to explain difficult concepts by relating them to familiar applications in order to help a student understand them better and with less confusion.
I am a book nerd who has the literacy, speech, and language certifications to support my knowledge of the spoken and written word. My speech-language pathology degree has prepared me for providing intervention to those who struggle with areas in language - grammar, vocabulary, reading, writing, etc.
During my years of teaching, I was my elementary school's reading interventionist for 2 years. I also taught all subjects for grades 2 , 4 , 6. I understand that continuity of concepts across each grade level's curriculum and how to get students from grade A to grade B.
Despite my passion for life-long learning, I understand that everyone is not as enthusiastic. I treat each tutoring student individually and do my best to tailor their lessons to best fit their individual needs. I encourage open communication and welcome student's feedback to help identify what is/is not working for them. My years as a teacher and interventionist have developed my abilities to identify strengths and weaknesses and then develop an effective and efficient tutoring plan utilizing these skills. If you want to be treated as the individual you are, please contact me today. I am a self-proclaimed "book nerd" who's enthusiasm for reading and learning began when I was a student in school. This passion for life-long learning led me to complete a B. S. in Elementary Education
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I have a B.S. in Elementary Education from the University of Michigan. I am certified to teach in the states of MI and AZ. I have taught all subjects in grades 2, 4, and 6. I was a reading specialist for my elementary school grades K - 6. I'm familiar with Common Core Standards and grade-level expectations for grades K-6. I've provided differentiated instruction to small groups and 1-1 in all my 7 years of teaching.