Helping children succeed is personal for me. My twin sons were my first students. When I found out they had dyslexia, their school could not provide intervention. I researched studies regarding dyslexia, designed lessons, and put strategies into action. When other parents and teachers saw my sons achieve academic success, they asked if I could help their children. As I took on more students with different combinations of characteristics, I continually strived to study, discover, and explore more ways to teach children how to tackle challenges associated with reading, writing, math, science, and social studies. I work with every child as though they are my own.
Since 2005, I have been working with students of all abilities as a private academic intervention tutor, providing reading, writing, and math interventions. I earned my Master’s in Education from The University of Texas at Austin in 2008. I specialized in Learning Disabilities and Behavioral Disorders. For my thesis, I formally tested my method of reading instruction for a group of students with a variety of characteristics, such as dyslexia, race, and economic status. Over the years I have fine-tuned my methods and provided differentiated instruction for hundreds of students with a variety of perceptual styles and the following characteristics:
Inspiring, motivating, and empowering students, parents, and teachers to overcome challenges and cultivate confidence, self-esteem, and respect…so we can all achieve success and happiness in our schools, homes, and in our lives…this has been my life’s work. I have authored Cultivating Respect and Cooperation in the Classroom and at Home. It is written for parents, teachers, and tutors who strive to meet the challenges in our modern-day learning environments. My book shares how we can be firm, have high expectations, develop executive functions, and increase respect in ways that will motivate our children and teens to cooperate so that they can push through their challenges and achieve success.
In addition to being a private academic intervention specialist and author, I am also an advocate of children of all abilities, a mother of three children, wife, photographer, and a former PTA President.