My teaching methodology is based upon teaching students from a real-world perspective. It is important that they learn the reading and writing skills which will bolster their ability to do well both in school and in today's workforce. Education = Opportunity.
It is very important for me to create a collaborative relationship with my students which allows them to feel safe while we work to together to improve their skills.
When faced with a student who is not motivated or engaged, I look for the "currency" or interests that I can connect to the learning content.
If there is no real-world connection for them, if they are not shown a valid objective of the work that we are going to accomplish together and how it will serve them in their lives, then oftentimes there is a disengagement.
My style is very relaxed, approachable and I strive for a sense of camaraderie with all of my students. Learning should be fun and engaging, and it is my job to deliver engaging class content. It is their job to learn the content and feel comfortable enough to tell me if I am moving too quickly, if they are confused, or if there are any other obstacles that are interfering with their learning process.
Teamwork is a universal skill that is modeled and used in the tutoring process. Together we can reach their goals.
I am a retired educator with a Bachelor of Arts in Psychology and a Master's in Education. I have 40+ years experience teaching in both classroom and 1:1 formats with a focus on reading, writing, elementary math, financial literacy and career readiness topics.
While teaching both in small groups and 1:1 with students in the K-12 setting, I served approximately 20-30 students per academic year. In my position as a Career and Technical Educator, I not only taught in a classroom three times per week for a total of 12 hours a week, but I also provided 1:1 additional tutoring to 2000+ students between the ages of 16-24 during a calendar year.
Currently I am self-employed as an editor with a focus on assisting clients with high school and college-level English essays and creating resumes and cover letters. In addition, I am also editing a health-oriented book being written by a chiropractor.
The vast majority of the students I have tutored have excelled under my tutelage. At one point in my career, I was the coordinator for a community college tutoring lab. I enjoy helping students "get it" and all the feelings of increased self-worth that accompany that teaching dynamic.
My rates are a flat $20.00 and I am willing to accept students in my home if you have a clear policy in place for home visits that protects both the student and the tutor. If there is not policy in place, I will tutor via webcam.
Classroom instruction and management;
As-needed curricula development;
Facilitate resume and job search skills classes;
1:1 teaching/tutoring of students; ;
Microsoft Office proficient;
Strong organizational skills;
Ability to work alone or as a team player;
Editing and clerical skills;
Master’s in Education Oregon State University May 2005
Bachelor of Arts Degree The Evergreen State College March 1999
Associate of Arts and Sciences Lower Columbia Community College June 1997
o LCC Foundation English Scholarship Recipient, 9/1997
Self-employed Editor/Contract-based Spokane, WA 2006 – Present
• Edit, revise and format job search and other print materials for high school students, college students, and business professionals on an as-needed basis
Northeast Washington Educational Service District Spokane, WA 12/2009 – 06/2015
• Student Advocate – Assist students in the completion of recovering high school credits in The NET Program and then following their progress by meeting with them at their respective high schools in order to coach them to a successful high school completion and assist them in creating both resumes and cover letters for job search activities and placement
• Opportunity Internship Coordinator – Create internship worksites with local employers, place youth (16-21) in three-month paid internships, monitor their successful completion, and then assist students in creating both resumes and cover letters for continued job placement activities
• Core Services – Create curricula and program materials for and instruct “Career Builder,” a six-hour weekly workshop focused “Job Search Skills,” “Interviewing techniques,” and “Career Research,” along with local employer collaboration as speakers
• Financial Literacy Instructor - Create curricula for and instruct two-hour, six-week long financial literacy classes and facilitate six-month program evaluation process for 18 class sections during a two-year time period
Community Colleges of Spokane Spokane, WA 05/2006 – 06/2009
Program Manager/Coordinator / Community College of Spokane
• Conduct student intakes and maintain an “open-door” policy for addressing student barriers to a successful Customized Job Skills Program & WorkFirst Program completion
• Collect/interpret data and consistently maintain state-mandated student database and files
• Hire, mentor and support program instructors and support staff
• Create program curricula and instruct workplace success-related classes and assist students with resumes and cover letters
• Place students in internships and mentor progress via weekly check-ins to ensure successful internship completion and employer satisfaction
• Global Career Development Facilitator - Certificate of Completion 04/13/2007 - present
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