I was born and raised in Arizona and have lived here most of my life, both in Flagstaff and Phoenix. I have always had a love of literature, and at 16, I decided I would like to teach. Though my focus was always on college level teaching, I was privileged to get an internship at a classical charter school during my senior year of college where I tutored middle school students in essay writing. I graduated from Arizona State University with a Bachelor of Arts in English Literature in 2007.
After a few years on the East Coast, and substitute teaching both in Virginia and Arizona (grades 1-12), I became a private school teacher for grades 5 and 6 in Scottsdale. After that, I transitioned to grade school teaching at classical charter schools and taught grades 3 and 4 for six years. I was also a Teaching Assistant Coordinator, and taught new teachers how to write lesson plans, assess students, and make their objectives grade-level appropriate.
As a teacher, I have held many tutoring sessions after school, and my objectives are always to connect with students after a long day of learning and to help them retrieve their memory of concepts covered throughout the day. I love being able to work with small groups or in a one-on-one setting, as I can more easily discover a student’s learning style in this setting than in a busy classroom.
When I am not teaching, I am learning. I love to travel to Europe, take summer courses, and read books by Victorian authors. I hike when the weather permits, and sew, photograph, or watch documentaries in my free time.
I currently offer tutoring services for kindergarten through fourth grade students in all subject areas. I also provide support in English and literature through 12th grade.