Dear Prospective Students and Parents,
I have been a teacher -- a professional educator -- at the college/university level for more than 30 years.
I have a B.A. in English and political science from St. Norbert College (De Pere, WI), an M.A. in English (concentration: Rhetoric and Composition) from Loyola University Chicago, an M.Ed. in educational psychology (concentration: developmental education) from Loyola University Chicago, and Ph.D. in Quantitative Foundations of Education (concentration: educational psychology) from the University of Iowa.
I specialize in teaching and tutoring a variety of subject areas to students currently attending high school and/or college. However, I am also effective in working with "kiddos," those in elementary and middle school. (Please see my profile for specific subjects for tutoring sessions.)
I have long been recognized by colleagues and students alike as a "master teacher." In fact, I have been trained to teach pre-service and in-service teachers how to teach such subjects as English Language Arts and Writing.
I look forward to meeting and working with you [or your child(ren)] in a manner that allows my students to develop and strengthen the abilities and knowledge I know they already possess. Indeed, I want to challenge and support them along their individual educational pathway.
I can reasonably assure them that I can increase their content knowledge, their general/specific/transferable learning strategies, and their self-confidence in their abilities if they are willing to put forth time and effort. As long as they are willing to genuinely engage in their learning, there is absolutely nothing that they cannot accomplish!!!
Should you have any general concerns or any specific questions about anything, please just let me know.
Thank you, in advance, for considering me as your tutor.
Education & Certification
Undergraduate Degree: Saint Norbert College - Bachelor in Arts, English
Graduate Degree: University of Iowa - Doctor of Philosophy, Educational Psychology
I am a single-parent-by-choice of an energetic 8-year-old boy. Together, we like to play board games, watch movies, make brownies, run through sprinklers, swim in lakes, do laundry, order pizza, plant flowers, sing and dance, and talk about nothing and everything. I myself enjoy Notre Dame Football (Go Irish!), weeding dandelions, decaf coffee with Italian creamer, reading contemporary fiction, and watching my son grow into the person he's becoming. I look forward to learning about you as we travel on our journey into all things learning together!
6th Grade AP Language Composition
College Application Essays
High School English
High School Writing
Introduction to Fiction
Introduction to Poetry
Middle School English
Middle School Reading
Middle School Reading Comprehension
Middle School Writing
SAT Subject Tests Prep
Study Skills and Organization