My personal path, unique experience, and my life long passion for growth, learning and youth led me to establish a business providing academic coaching, parent support and educational consultation to families throughout Atlanta and surrounding suburbs.
I provide individualized tutoring, teaching and coaching to students of all ages from private, public and home school environments. Some of my students have been labeled as gifted and others have been given the gift of a special way of learning and/or being, like dyslexia, ADD, Aspergers, and developmental issues. All of my students have unique gifts, talents and purpose and it is my desire to help them discover those.
I have a passion for making learning fun and relevant for my students while assisting them in mastering the skills needed for obtaining their educational goals and in removing any obstacles that could prevent them from reaching their dreams.
I want my students to:
understand the what and the why behind concepts and not just the how to
have strong foundational skills
apply what they are learning practically in every day life
see the big picture instead of learning concepts in isolation
learn how to be critical thinkers rather than just regurgitators
learn how to be active participants in their education
develop a curiosity about life so that they become life long learners
Parenting is the hardest job on the planet and often times the best parent/child relationships can be strained with the challenges and demands of school. It can often help tremendously to have a third party to help with the facilitation and navigation of this process. I support parents and students by addressing issues like identification of learning styles/corresponding strategies and the development of good study habits. When appropriate, I also interface with teachers, the school system, and other practitioners.
Lastly, school choice is not as simple as it once was. I consult with parents regarding the best type of educational environment and curriculum for their child.
I provide personalized academic and emotional support to both parent and child.
*A bachelors degree in psychology and a masters degree in counseling
*5 years as the director of counseling for a recovery program for women and children, providing counseling (individual, family and group) and parenting classes
*4 years as a family & child advocate/youth minister/summer camp director for a local housing project community, providing support to approximately 30 families
*7 years of classroom teaching experience with the public school system, providing individuated instruction to students with learning disabilities/differences, as well as skills for managing emotions and behavior
*8 years in the tutoring business, providing academic coaching, parent support and educational consultation to hundreds of families in metro Atlanta with a wide spectrum of needs
*Experience with students and curriculum from K-12 (public, private & home school environments) as well as college and adults
*Experience with a range of learning issues including ADD, ADHD, autism spectrum, Aspergers, visual and sensory processing issues, dysgraphia, dyslexia, behavioral issues, anxiety, depression, brain injury & executive function issues