I am a graduate of Luther College where I received my Bachelor of Arts in Music with a focus on vocal performance as well as a minor in Spanish. After graduating from undergrad, I spent ten months in La Plata, Argentina serving in the Evangelical Lutheran Church of America's Young Adults in Global Mission program. My placement in Argentina gave me the opportunity to combine my passions for music, education, foreign language, and culture. After returning to the United States, I pursued my Teaching English as a Foreign Language certification through International TEFL Academy, and I will receive my official certificate once I complete six more practicum hours. I also became a licensed short-term substitute teacher through the Wisconsin Department of Education, and February through May of 2020, I had my first teaching assignment as a K4-8 general music long-term substitute teacher at a local Catholic school. In the Fall of 2020, I will begin pursuing my Masters of Education in Global Perspectives at Boston College. I mostly tutor Spanish and Music, which reflects my extensive experience with these two subjects as a student, teacher, professional, and person. In my experience, I most enjoy tutoring Spanish because I love to see the pride and joy in my students when they truly connect with another language, especially when they master something with which they had previously been struggling. As an educator, it is always important to me to understand a student's unique goals, strengths, and challenges, and I look forward to providing an individualized plan for each of my students. In my free time, I enjoy singing, playing with my two dogs, and dreaming up new travel itineraries.
Education & Certification
Undergraduate Degree: Luther College - Bachelor in Arts, Music
Music/singing, travel, languages & cultures, theater