Teaching and learning are my passions! I worked as an instructor and administrator in both public and private schools for over 40 years and loved it. I also was an adjunct faculty member at a number of Universities in Southern California teaching topics related to special education.
My work as a teacher was with students with disabilities and adjudicated youth. I feel my success in this field was due to a creative mind, an refusal to give up and a desire to make a difference in the lives of kids that had few resources outside the school. I am fair and fun and managing behavior in a positive way is a specialty of mine. I especially enjoy opening the door to the joy of reading to students; it is magic.
I am retired now and truly miss the contact with students of all ages. Tutoring is an opportunity for me to welcome that joy back into my life.
Education & Certification
Undergraduate Degree: University of Minnesota-Duluth - Bachelor of Science, Education of Individuals in Elementary Special Education Programs
Graduate Degree: University of Minnesota-Twin Cities - Master of Arts, Educational Psychology
Reading, volunteer work with animals, traveling, book clubs, time with friends and family and of course time with my German Shepherd, Hans.
Elementary School English
Elementary School Reading
Elementary School Writing
High School Writing
Middle School Reading
Middle School Reading Comprehension
Study Skills and Organization