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University of Montana (B.A. English)
University of Montana (Graduate Coursework)
I love to help kids and adults stay curious! With so much to always learn about the world, I have noticed that it is curiosity and the cultivation of learning / adaptation skills that contribute most to success. My first job was as a teacher, and I've worked and volunteered with various educational and mentoring organizations over the years - with children, teens, and adults. I really enjoy helping people grow more confident about the process of learning. I also really love that in teaching and tutoring, there is always a reciprocal learning relationship.
I am the mother of two elementary-aged children, am creative in various mediums, and enjoy ecology and being outdoors and active. I am interested in both the arts and sciences, and how they work together. You can ask me anything, and we can figure things out together. Learning is always a team experience.
I studied English primarily in college, and was always interested in writing and literature growing up. Throughout my career, I have found that communications skills, and overall attention to language, have been highly valuable. I am a published writer and practiced editor for well-known regional lifestyle magazines, maintain a blog, interact regularly on social media for personal and professional reasons, and have provided writing and editing services for numerous individuals and businesses over the years.
Guiding and teaching kids has always been one of my favorite activities. My first jobs involved teaching and mentoring, and throughout my life I have worked and volunteered with public schools and therapeutic / art / ecology mentoring organizations. I briefly considered being an elementary school teacher, but chose instead to work in the more independent educational realms that offer greater flexibility for everyone involved. Both of my kids are in elementary school at present, and I volunteer regularly in both of their classrooms.
Working with computers as a primary professional tool in communications has taught me a great deal over the years. I've learned via a mix of formal program education and hands-on practice with jobs and personal creative endeavors. Working with computers requires curiosity, a willingness to explore and try new things in the learning process, adapt to change on a regular basis, and an awareness of and regard for detail.
Please be in touch! I am interested in what is working for you, what is not working for you, and how I can help you - and how we can learn together - to be more successful and satisfied in learning. Keep it fun! I look forward to meeting you. I love to help kids and adults stay curious! With so much to always learn about the world, I have noticed that it is curiosity and the cultivation of learning / adaptation skills that contribute most to success. My first job was as a teacher, and I've worked and volunteered with various educational and mentoring organizations over the years - with
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