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Alfred University (BFA - Studio Arts)
Kutztown University (Other)
Hello! I am a current VA Beach art teacher with a love for all subjects. I first tutored in college - art history and European history - and there found a joy in helping others succeed. After earning my fine arts degree, I worked as a high school special education teaching assistant with a focus on reading. During that time I provided private tutoring to two students in geometry and algebra, helping them move from Ds and Cs to Bs and As. From there I completed my teaching certification and moved to Virginia Beach to teach art.
Tutoring provides a great opportunity for individualized approaches to learning. It's more than simple equations, and I'm happy to work with students to find the best approach for them.
I make use of both direct instruction and ongoing feedback for teaching and practice problems; I put emphasis on understanding the processes involved and building confidence in approaching problems.
My own love of reading along with experience with the Read 180 program and building ability through a variety of areas, including vocabulary, fluency, and comprehension.
I love art! I currently work as an art teacher and continue to make my own artwork. I focus primarily on drawing and painting, but have experience in a variety of mediums, including clay and printmaking. I can teach not only technical skills, but the ability to see the big picture and to connect art history and practice to the world around us.
Please feel free to contact me with any questions or to schedule a lesson! Hello! I am a current VA Beach art teacher with a love for all subjects. I first tutored in college - art history and European history - and there found a joy in
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I received my BFA in Studio Arts from Alfred University, where a large portion of my foundations class was spent drawing. As a public school art teacher, I currently teach drawing as a fundamental skill, and continue to maintain a sketchbook of my own. I am comfortable with a variety of drawing materials - including pencils, pens, charcoal, colored pencils, and pastels - as well as different techniques, such as gesture, realistic observational drawing, expressive drawing, and methods of shading.
Similar to drawing, I hold a BFA in Studio Arts from Alfred University where I concentrated on 2-D work (my senior exhibition consisted of 12 oil paintings and 2 etchings), and now teach painting as part of the school art curriculum. I continue to paint on my own to pursue my artistic interests. I have experience with watercolors, acrylics, and oils, as well as painting on various surfaces and with multiple implements, such as brushes and palette knives.
I coached indoor and outdoor high school track for four years in Pennsylvania (large suburban school), with a focus on hurdles and sprints, though I also collaborated with the mid-distance coach. Our team saw a lot of success, including county champion hurdlers for both boys and girls and state-qualifying times. I ran hurdles in high school and college, and continue to enjoy running and researching training methods.