Graceland College (Social Work)
University of South Dakota (Enrolled)
I am currently a graduate student specializing in English Education. As a Student Support Specialist at a NW Iowa college for 6 years, I had the opportunity to tutor many students in basic skill areas, but found that I was most comfortable with reading and writing, and language skills. Many of my students were either studying to achieve a GED or improve their basic skills for college courses they wanted to get into. Most of the students I assisted were non native English Language learners. I served as program coordinator and instructor for ESL students, teaching at the Adult Basic Education level and at the college credit level as an adjunct instructor. A couple of people I worked with were not literate in any language.
This experience taught me the most important thing about tutoring is patience, student and instructor alike. Without an understanding of the time it takes to learn, specific to the individual learning, little progress can be expected. WITH patience and diligence, however, almost anything can be achieved. I am currently a graduate student specializing in English Education. As a Student Support Specialist at a NW Iowa college for 6 years, I had the opportunity to tutor many students in basic skill areas, but found that I was most comfortable with reading and writing, and language skills. Many of my students were either studying to achieve a GED or
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In my last position at Western Iowa Tech Community College, my title was Student Success Specialist. I assisted students with improving basic skills and getting higher scores on college placement tests in order to get into the programs they were seeking to pursue. Often, in speaking with a student about their test results, I would be in a position to offer other information and advice about future college planning. I worked in the education field in this and other capacities for six years.
I am a Registered Yoga Instructor with over 10 years of instruction experience. I am interested in health issues and stay current in regard to best fitness practices. I have been involved in several ultra racing events as a crew member. I exercise regularly by doing or teaching Yoga, swimming or running.
I am Registered with Yoga Alliance as a certified Yoga Instructor with 200 hours of training and over 10 years of experience teaching yoga consistently.