I grew up knowing I wanted to be a teacher so I could help shape young children’s lives. I was born and raised in Colorado and earned my Bachelors of Arts degree in Communications from Colorado State University. After graduation, I moved to Chicago and then decided to get my Masters degree in Education. I graduated from National Louis University in 2010 and have been teaching ever since.
I started my teaching career in Chicago as a first grade teacher. After moving to Arizona, I spent three years teaching second grade before returning to the first grade classroom where I have been ever since.
When working with children, I like to get to know them as a person and not just a student. I enjoy getting to know their interests, while also seeing what motivates them to succeed and how to best connect with their learning styles. Relating to them on a personal level shows that I am interested in more than just the academic part of their lives.
I am a busy mom of 4 children, so my time not tutoring is usually spent with them either at home or attending their various activities. I love sports, especially football, and being outdoors enjoying the beautiful Arizona weather for much of the year!
I offer tutoring in all elementary subjects, as well as organizational support for elementary and middle school levels.