Name: Brooke Williams
Areas of Focus:
My main focus is with students who struggle in academics and/or behavior. I have many strategies that are beneficial to students who struggle with reading, math, focus, and social skills. My background is working with students who have a range of needs such as ADHD, Autism, Gifted, and Dyslexia. I am also Peak's primary evaluator for Comprehensive Educational Evaluations.
My undergraduate degree is in family studies and child development. I then went on to get a Master’s Degree in Special Education, as well as a certificate in Autism. I returned to school again, and just finished my second Master's in Educational Leadership.
What is your teaching philosophy?
My philosophy for teaching is very child-centered. I believe that all children can learn. It just may not be in the most traditional way. I believe in differentiating instruction and finding new and innovative ways to connect with students.
When you're not working with kids, what do you like to do?
When I am not working with kids, I love to be outdoors and active. I am a certified scuba diver, as well as an avid hiker. I also love to do yoga and ride my bike.
Who was your favorite teacher and why?
Choosing a favorite teacher is difficult for me, as I have been blessed with many. I had a wonderful teacher in 2nd grade, Mrs. Kling, who taught me to love writing and also taught me sign language (which became my foreign langue of choice in college). I also come from a family of teachers who instilled a love of teaching and learning in me from a very young age.
What do you enjoy about tutoring?
What I enjoy most about tutoring is making connections with students and watching them grasp a new concept. When I can watch the light bulb come on for a student who has been struggling, it is the best feeling in the world. Being able to work one-on-one with students is exciting and rewarding as an educator.