I graduated from Longwood University, received my PK-6th grade licensure, and also completed a Master's in Reading, Literacy, and Learning. I love turning learning into a game, and have worked with a variety of different ages and types of students.
I love working with children and helping them to understand the world around them! Learning through experience and exploring is always a plus when possible.
Frequently asked questions
What is your typical process for working with a new student?
When starting with a new student, I like to find out their likes and dislikes, and what they would like to focus on. I also like to learn more about the student in general. Depending on the subject, I have a few different assessments I give so that I have an idea of what the students' needs are and where to begin instruction.
What education and/or training do you have that relates to your work?
I have a Bachelor's in Elementary Education, and a Master's in Reading, Literacy, and Learning. I am also licensed to teach PK-6 in Virginia.
Do you have a standard pricing system for your lessons? If so, please share the details here.
I generally charge $40 for a one hour per student, and $25 for 30 minutes per student.
How did you get started teaching?
I have been working towards becoming a teacher since elementary school. I have been taking teaching/education classed since high school.
What types of students have you worked with?
I have worked in 1st, 3rd, and 4th grade classrooms. I have done one-on-one/small group tutoring for Kindergarten all the way through 5th grade.
Describe a recent event you are fond of.
One of my 4th grade students recently mastered multiplication and division, which we had been working on for a while and was a big milestone for him.
What advice would you give a student looking to hire a teacher in your area of expertise?
Definitely make sure that they are someone that your student gets along with, and enjoy teaching/being around students.
What questions should students think through before talking to teachers about their needs?
They should think through what types of answers they would like from the teacher. Are they asking for the teacher to lead them to the answer? Clarification on directions or certain steps to take? Or do they need a review of the topic?