So, here are some things to know about me: I am a Licensed Professional Educator in Elementary Education, with additional endorsements to teach middle school mathematics, language arts, and social studies. I have taught middle-school mathematics in a general and a special-needs inclusion classroom, and all subjects in a 2nd grade classroom. I tutor a wide range of students, including those with special needs and gifted students.
My philosophy of teaching is holistic, informed by my work as both a teacher and a clinician. I believe the most successful and rewarding teacher-student relationships are grounded in mutual respect and trust. I also know that my familiarity with my students' academic and social environments helps me best assess and meet their needs.
I studied mathematics through college-level multivariate calculus, maintaining a 3.9 GPA. Additionally, I was awarded the National Science Foundation-funded APEX Scholarship for achievement in mathematics and science.
My teaching and scholarship extend beyond math; I am also a writer. In 2011, I wrote the winning essay in the Illinois Community Colleges Board of Trustees’ Paul Simon Student Essay Contest. A year later, my one-act play was chosen for production as part of the Play On! Playwrights Festival at Oakton College.
But wait, there’s more: since 1998, I’ve been a licensed clinical social worker, working in settings ranging from a therapeutic preschool to a hospital psychiatry unit. I’m so grateful that my long and winding career path leads me to where I am today, and to what I was born to do: to teach, engage, and inspire.
Enough about me; I'd love to hear about your student! Call me today at (224) 392-8994 for a free consultation, or click below:
Humbly accepting the 2011 Paul Simon Award