Austin, TX, 78738
Joined on August, 2011
Any day at any time
Up to 10 minutes away for no additional charge
EducationThe University of Texas at Austin, B.S. Education, B.A. Drama.
ExperienceTwo years ago, I moved back to Austin after having been gone for 28 years. During that time, I had the privilege of living in several states within the "Lower 48," and most recently, overseas in Hong Kong. The adventures I have had and the experiences with various people and cultures has given me a broader perspective on education and its possibilities. What I have also learned is that students, whether in the United States or overseas, all have similar needs. I have considered it a privilege to be able to teach and to have worked with some exceptional young people.
Resume... I was a middle and high school teacher in Los Angeles, California in two of the top prep schools in that area. I was also a private tutor for eight years in Los Angeles. I am very comfortable teaching almost every subject on the elementary level, with the exception of Science and Spanish. My expertise lies in teaching Reading, ESL and organizational skills. On the middle and high school levels, I am most comfortable teaching Language Arts, Writing skills, and again, organizational skills.
I have found that organization is probably the biggest component in having a successful school experience. If students know how to plan and manage their time, they feel less stress and tend to be much more successful in school. With the expectations placed on students today, and with their "free" time being so very limited, organizational skills are something that they all need to master.
HobbiesI love kids. I love being around them, listening to them and inspiring them. I have two daughters and consider it the gift of a lifetime to be their mother. I also believe that teaching is a privilege and that working with young people is awesome!
I have former students who have found me on Facebook and the stories they remind me of and the memories they have of our classrooms are treasures to me. I have had many students come and go and I carry the memories of those times with me always.
I am a very positive person. I believe in the goodness of young people and in their individual abilities, no matter where they are right now. It's really about confidence, organization and figuring out what to do with what they have. If you can make them feel good about themselves and get them to believe in their potential, you've done your job as a teacher.
On the personal side, I play tennis and love anything having to do with the water. I workout every day and am very fit. I see most movies that come out, love to cook and enjoy entertaining. :)
Lastly, I'm a published author of a very successful children's book. I wrote, produced, published and marketed it myself and sold several thousand copies. It was a great ride!
Phone: (512) 994-7206
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