As a tutor, I strongly believe that education and practice are essential components in becoming more successful. I have a vast variety of educational degrees and personal experiences, that I would like to share with you, so you feel confident that I am a good match to tutor your student.
I graduated from Bensalem High School in 2001, and then continued directly to West Chester University. While at college I held two part-time jobs on campus, one was as a Secretary at the Counseling Center, and the other was a tutor for college level Math classes. In May 2005, I graduated from West Chester University with a BSED in Elementary Education. I then continued to Drexel University to obtain my Teaching English as a Second Language Certificate. Finally, I finished getting my Masters Degree in Educational Leadership with Principal Certificate from Cabrini College in 2009.
Previously I have tutored for college students, and high school college prep students. This focused on preparing for standardized tests such as SAT's and ACT's, working on college essays and applications, as well as maintaining good grades in regular subject areas. Also, I was a contracted teacher for in 5th grade, 6th grade, and in High School & Elementary School ESL, as well as having student teaching experience in 2nd grade, 3rd grade, and various substitute teaching assignments.
Personally, I enjoy tutoring Mathematics and Writing the most. Due to my personality of being serious and logical, having one concrete answer helps motivate me to work a problem through to completion. Also, I can be a bit silly and expressive and the ability to have many potential correct great answers allows more freedom to use interesting words to convey a meaning.
Outside of teaching and tutoring, I have held another full time job for the past three years, as well as becoming a small business owner. I do not have a plethora of free time, however when I do have a clear agenda, my hobbies include cuddling my cats, watching movies, going to concerts, traveling, taking photographs and sleeping. I take my work very seriously and dedicate my time to achieving goals, but I also have a goofy fun side, that I hope will make me a perfect fit as a tutor for your student!
Education & Certification
Undergraduate Degree: West Chester University of Pennsylvania - Bachelor of Science, Elementary Education
Graduate Degree: Cabrini University - Master of Arts, Educational Leadership
State Certified Teacher
Cats, movies, music, photography, traveling, sleeping
College Application Essays
Elementary School English
Elementary School Math
Elementary School Reading
Elementary School Science
Elementary School Writing
High School English
Study Skills and Organization