New Mexico State University (psychology sociology)
University of Texas El Paso (Master's)
I am a retired teacher of 35+ years. Having been a dyslexic child, I know how it feels to not understand why learning is so hard, and to feel powerless and worthless. I have devoted my life to learning the most current and effective practices in teaching and in brain research to help my students learn in ways that are both interesting, nurturing, and highly successful. I have a Master's degree in teaching literacy skills (reading and writing), am certified in three dyslexia program, and gifted and talented education. I was honored with Teacher of the Year Award at two of my schools , with district Teacher of the Year one year, and was presented with the International Reading Association's "Celebrate Literacy" award for my literacy instruction.
I continue to love being a creative, loving catalyst in the lives of children, helping them to love learning, understand and believe in their own abilities, and progress in ways they never thought possible.
I am a literacy specialist who loves and deeply understands the English language and how it works in reading and writing, and that enthusiasm has a positive effect on my students. I am highly skilled in teaching through multi-sensory approach, specialized dyslexia training, gifted and talented instruction, and consideration and use of each child's own unique gifts and challenges.
I consider it my calling in this lifetime to help uncover the beautiful potential that children possess. I never want any child to feel like they are "less than" others, or for their self-esteem to suffer just because they may learn differently than other kids. I am an incurable optimist who sincerely believes that every child is precious and can accomplish their heart's desire in life.
I look forward to working with any student who would appreciate a "hand up" in their learning. Please feel free to contact me with any questions you might have about me or about the way I teach/tutor. I am a retired teacher of 35+ years. Having been a dyslexic child, I know how it feels to not understand why learning is so hard, and to feel powerless and worthless. I have devoted my life to learning the most current and effective practices in teaching and in brain research to help my students learn in ways that are both interesting, nurturing,
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I am elementary certified. A literacy specialist, 35+ years. teaching experience. I also have experience teaching and tutoring middle school and high school. Dyslexia certified, and gifted and talented certified.