I aim to assist all students in finding academic success through a love of learning. Adaptive learning strategies and techniques can help all students maximize their potential and build self-confidence.
I have 20 years of experience in the field of education ranging from classroom teacher, to learning specialist, to Director of the Learning Center, to academic mentor through my locally owned business.
I am a lifelong educator who specializes in adaptive teaching for students with a variety of learning disabilities. I began my career as a math and English teacher. From there, I advanced to the role of Learning Specialist and then the Director of the Learning Center where I single-handedly managed the creation and implementation of individualized academic plans for students in grades Pre-K-12. I have also worked as an academic mentor for over 20 years, assisting students with curriculum-based tutoring, SAT/ACT test preparation, AP testing, and the college admissions process.
My passion for educational advocacy began when one of my children was diagnosed in the 1st grade with multiple learning disabilities. Managing the testing process, the creation of a satisfactory IEP, and the education of my child's teachers became an all-consuming process. Since then, I have become adept at coaching and adapting my teaching to meet the needs of students with a variety of learning differences such as memory difficulties, processing delays, dyslexia, dysgraphia, dyscalculia, executive functioning, and ADHD. In my practice as a private academic mentor, I have implemented many successful techniques to help students with learning differences obtain the highest quality education possible.
Students are like finger prints: no two are the same. My approach to teaching and learning is highly specialized and crafted to fit the individual needs of each student. In addition, my main goal is not only to support each of my students but also to help them achieve autonomy while building self-confidence.
I know all too well how overwhelming it can be for parents when their child is diagnosed with a learning disability. The available resources give general information but do not offer any guidance about what the next step should be. I take the time to read through each case with care to determine the best plan to help each child succeed within the classroom and beyond.
This program is ideal for a student who needs general guidance about the college application process. If you have many questions and don't know where to start, this one time meeting can get you heading in the right direction.
Creating a strong activity resume is an important part of the college application process. I will meet with your child and guide him/her through what information he/she needs to gather for the resume. Once I receive this information, I will properly format the activity resume for your child.
Does your child need help with the Common Application and its format? Which ten activities should be highlight and in what order? What essay topic should be chosen? How should supplements be handled? I will guide your child through the Common Application's categories and give advice on creating the strongest application possible.
Is your child going to be participating in a college interview yet not sure how to prepare? During this one hour session, I will discuss the college interview process and guide your child through the process.
One of the most crucial parts of the college application process in the creation of the main essay. During an initial session, I will determine the best topic for your child to focus on. Through telecommunication, I will continue to assist your child until the final draft of the essay has been completed. A typical essay averages 2-2.5 ho
One of the most crucial parts of the college application process in the creation of the main essay. During an initial session, I will determine the best topic for your child to focus on. Through telecommunication, I will continue to assist your child until the final draft of the essay has been completed. A typical essay averages 2-2.5 hours of billable time, but the actual time for this service varies based on the length of the final essay and the quality of the student's first and subsequent drafts.
If you and your child need general assistance with any or all aspects of the college process, I can assist by coordinating with your child's school college counselor. The number of hours varies based on the extent of help needed.
Is your child exhibiting difficulties in the classroom? Do you need advice on the next best step to take and which local professionals will best fit your needs? Are you not sure which tests you need to have performed to answer your questions? In this consultation, I will ask you questions and listen to your concerns to better understand the ideal direction for you to follow. After the meeting, I will send you a detailed report with recommendations and referrals to get your questions answered.
Have you already had your child tested and are now struggling to determine how to interpret the results? Do you need help connecting your child's disgnosed difficulties with how to advocate for your child within the classroom? I will meet with you for a one hour session to ask you questions and listen to the specific areas that you need assistance with. After the meeting, I will review your child's test results and create a detailed report that breaks down your child's specific strengths and weaknesses and what measures should be implemented both inside and outside of the classroom.
If you are having general academic concerns and don't know what to do next, I can meet with you to discuss your concerns and offer a suggested course of action. With 14 years of teaching experience both in the classroom and one-on-one tutoring, as well as running the learning center at a private school, I have great insight and knowledge about the educational process and different areas of difficulty for students. This consultation can also include a discussion of school choice and the best placement for the needs of your child.
Please contact us if you cannot find an answer to your question.
Most students begin test preparation during their Junior year of high school, but starting early is advisable for students who are experiencing extenuating circumstances.
Working with students on an individual basis allows me to adjust my teaching style to meet the needs of each student. Since not all students learn in the same way and at the same pace, private sessions allow students to maximize their learning and reach their goals more efficiently.
I do not use a set program for each student but instead craft unique programs for each of my clients, providing all relevant materials.
Every student has unique needs and goals. Tell me more about what you are hoping individualized tutoring can do for you.
7901 4th Street North, Suite 102 St. Petersburg, Florida 33702, United States
Monday - Friday: By Appointment Only 8:30am-6:30pm
Saturday - Sunday: Closed