EducationBA from Manhattanville College
Major: Music, Elementary Ed, Psychology
EdM from Boston University
ExperienceClassroom Teacher for 14 years - public and private school. I have taught all grades, but mainly middle and high schoolers.
Private tutor for 10 years - all areas of literacy (reading comprehension, writing, SAT prep, grammar, literary analysis). I have experienced tremendous personal success in fostering confidence among my clients. Yes, content is vital, but confidence is essential for success in any subject area.
Private piano teacher for 10 years - work as a church organist playing for weddings, funerals, services
HobbiesMy biggest interests are: cultural arts (music, theater, etc...), travel, and reading!
I am trying to visit all 50 states (9 more to go)!
I love learning about various cultures as I travel. My husband and I enjoy taking our daughters with us as we explore different US cities.
I believe that reading is not only the key to academic success, but also the key to personal success in life:) I have the ability to get students excited about books - using their own hobbies and interests to tap into their desire to read.
I believe that the LOVE of learning comes first, and the rest follows. Learning for the love of learning is vital. There is so much stress over taking exams and this need for "perfection" in order to achieve, that I focus on the love of learning first. I have found that scores naturally increase when desire to grow is present.
Music is a huge part of my life; it has provided me with an ability that is uniquely my own self-expression. I really enjoy passing along this interest to my piano students!
AP English Literature and Composition, 6th Grade Reading, 5th Grade Reading, 6th Grade Writing, 7th Grade Reading, 7th Grade Writing, 8th Grade Writing, 9th Grade Reading, 9th Grade Writing, AP English Language and Composition, 8th Grade Reading, ACT with Writing, ACCUPLACER Reading Comprehension, ACCUPLACER Sentence Skills, ACT English, ACT Reading, American Literature, Music, Music Theory, 3rd Grade Writing, 10th Grade Writing, 11th Grade Reading, 11th Grade Writing, 12th Grade Reading, 12th Grade Writing, 2nd Grade Reading, 2nd Grade Writing, 3rd Grade Reading, 3rd Grade Science, 10th Grade Reading, 1st Grade Reading, 1st Grade Writing, 4th Grade Reading, 4th Grade Science, 4th Grade Writing, 5th Grade, 5th Grade Writing, ACT Writing
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