While earning my Master’s in Teaching from National-Louis University, I discovered my passion for literacy. I enjoy teaching children and adolescents about the English language and helping my students see the fun in reading and writing.
Since the start of my teaching career in 2004, I have worked with students of all ages and learning abilities. It is truly amazing to see the a student’s face light up when he or she begins to apply what we work on during our sessions.
Using a multi-sensory approach, I work on improving the child’s reading, writing and executive functioning skills by incorporating strategies the student can use to work independently. During our sessions, I can use the child’s textbooks and assignments to reach our goals. Also, while working with a student, I contact the student’s teachers, aides and other private professionals to create a sense of continuity among the different environments.
In May 2016, I completed my Orton-Gillingham certification after a 15-month program that included a 100-hour practicum. In December 2016, I received my Certified Academic Language Practitioner (CALP) title by passing the ALTA exam. This means I have completed an extensive, accredited training in multisensory-structured language instruction. I am specially trained to work with students with Dyslexia or a reading disability.
I look forward to learning how I can help your student reach his or her goals!