Berea College (Psychology)
University of Louisville (MEd)
Tutoring has been a part of nearly every job I've held for the past 11 years. From directing an Upward Bound program to serving as Assistant Director of Residential Life for a 5th-12th grade boarding school specializing in learning disabilities and Autism, my career path has afforded me significant experience tutoring students of various demographics from elementary through college. I am highly experienced in working with children and teens on the spectrum and with learning differences such as dyslexia, dysgraphia, and non verbal learning disorder. I can tutor and design curriculum for any elementary or middle school subject, high school English, high school social studies, math through algebra 1, and social skills development. I can tutor college level English, writing, general studies, and psychology courses as well as high school electives, high school science classes, and chess.
My favorite thing about tutoring is watching students develop confidence as they recognize their own growth; once their confidence builds, learning takes an exponential turn.
Reading is a passion of mine and I love helping students gain reading, comprehension, and writing skills. I won several writing awards during my undergraduate career, including the Florence Essay Prize. While I majored in psychology, I took 20+ hours of undergraduate English courses. I also volunteered specifically as a one-on-one reading tutor for struggling elementary students throughout my undergraduate time.
Of all the age groups I tutor, elementary is my favorite. I love the way the curriculum easily integrates to interest even the most hesitant learners. I love the way small steps and victories build unmatchable confidence and shifts the direction of their entire academic career. I spent several years being homeschooled as an adolescent and have since worked with several homeschool families. My M.Ed. in counseling and personnel services lends itself well to this population.
I encourage you to contact me with any questions you may have or to schedule tutoring sessions. Tutoring has been a part of nearly every job I've held for the past 11 years. From directing an Upward Bound program to serving as Assistant Director of Residential Life for a 5th-12th grade boarding school specializing in learning disabilities and Autism, my career path has afforded me significant experience tutoring students of various
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I am a USCF ranked player from my childhood. I taught chess lessons for a Catholic elementary school in Louisville, KY. I also ran chess club at Vanguard School for several years.
I hold an M.Ed. in counseling and personnel services, which informs my work with this age level. I have experience helping families with homeschooling their elementary children. I also have several years of experience in tutoring elementary aged students, especially with students struggling to read. I have experience teaching chess lessons in Catholic elementary schools. Finally, I've worked as leadership staff for traditional summer camps and academic camps for 7+ years.
I am Red Cross lifeguard certified. I spent many years on the swim team throughout my childhood and teen years. In high school I volunteered as a children's swim teacher at our local YMCA. I took a performance based aquatic art (artistic form of synchronized swimming) during undergrad. I was in charge of the volunteer student lifeguard program at Vanguard School.