I spent twelve years working in school settings as a special education teacher and reading specialist. Over the last ten years, I have worked as a tutor in schools and privately, focusing primarily on literacy, writing, and basic math, as well as teaching Wilson Reading. I am also a freelance editor and writing coach. I love working with students of all ages, elementary school through adult. It makes me happy to help my students find their unique strengths and use them to gain confidence and success, and I love creating lesson plans that cater to individual learning styles and interests. I am also trained in Wilson Reading.
Outside of my work, I love spending time with my husband and two elementary school aged kids. I enjoy anything running, writing, reading, or outdoors.
Managing Learning Differences
My first job after college was as a high school special education paraprofessional, and I fell in love with this job and the students. Getting to know students' individual strengths and teaching them strategies for success was so rewarding for me. This experience led me to pursue my M.Ed. in special education at the University of Massachusetts, Boston. Since then, I have taught special education in public and private settings, as well as worked as a private tutor.
I want to help students see themselves as more than their learning challenges, that they also have strengths. I love designing lessons that cater to student strengths, while addressing their challenges and building on developing skills in those areas.
Starting anything new can feel a little scary, but I think it’s helpful for a family to know that when they enlist in support, they become part of a team working together to help their child. This can be empowering.
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