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Park University (Social Psychology)
I love to work with students to help them improve their reading, writing and public speaking skills. During the last few years in college I have worked with many age groups and competency levels. I have recently completed a term as a Team Leaderwith AmeriCorps through the YMCA of Greater Kansas City working with youth aged 11-18. I worked with youth on volunteer projects throughout the metro area, created and wrote curriculum for service learning, planned ice breakers, team building and focused on building confidence, leadership skills and citizenship.
I have worked in tutoring and mentoring through the Metropolitan Community Colleges at many of their locations, tutoring in English, reading, writing, and developmental math. I am also an active volunteer for Literacy Kansas City as a tutor for adult learners at every stage of learning reading and writing including those where English is not their first language and learning disabilities.
I believe that reading, reading comprehension, writing and speaking publicly is the basis for success in college as well as in business. Understanding mathematics and multiple learning strategies helps me work with learners at all levels and develop a plan for the individual learner.
Learning, tutoring, and helping others be successful is my passion and it is what drives me to help others and to be successful in my own studies.
I look forward to meeting you and your students needs!
I have taken college level English courses as well as upper division composition, English Literature, World Literature, communications, tutoring, mentoring and supplemental instruction experience and training through Metropolitan Community Colleges, tutor training (ongoing) through Literacy Kansas City. I have extensive work with youth aged 11-18 through AmeriCorps term at the YMCA. Junior year at Park University and have studied at MCCKC and Rockhurst University and have maintained a 3.83 GPA
I love working with every level of learning and would love to talk to you about creating a learning plan that works for you or your student. You can be successful in any subject when you know your best way of learning. I love to work with students to help them improve their reading, writing and public speaking skills. During the last few years in college I have worked with
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Social Psychology Major with a minor in Public Administration in my junior year. I have completed all general education requirements with additional credits in English composition and literature. I was a nanny for 10 years, worked with youth ages 11-18 with Americorps as well as having volunteered at the Upper Room reading and math program.
I have taken several public speaking classes as well many workshops on how to speak effectively in public. I have had the privilege of speaking to groups of elementary age all through adult aged for schools, businesses and non-profit organizations to raise awareness and funds.
Prior to returning to school three and a half years ago I realized that in order to be successful I would need to have a good study plan. I first determined what type of a learner I was and then set out a plan and have been successful in school earning a 3.83 GPA. I also learned to manage the anxiety that can wreak havoc on the grades of the best of learners and though I get nervous before a test I can take them and get great grades.