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EducationAsian Studies and Chinese Language Major at Carthage College; 3.6 of 4.0 scale, graduated Jan. 31st, 2009.
Masters in Education: Early Childhood Education at Ashford University; 3.8 of 4.0, graduated Mar. 31, 2011.
Ph.D Candidate Petitioning for admission to Cardinal Stritch - Doctorate in Leadership for the Advancement of Learning and Service in Higher Education. 2016 - 2019
ExperienceI studied Mandarin Chinese (Beijing Dialect) as a Freshman in High School through my graduation from Carthage College 8 years later. Although it has been a while since I have spoken, my listening comprehension is still adequate to handle conversations. After living in China, I decided I wanted to teach elementary school students Chinese in an immersion program. Unfortunately, as soon as I graduated with my Masters in Education, the immersion school I was going to work for closed. In 2011, I became an AmeriCorps VISTA working with Gateway Technical College to develop their Service Learning Center. In 2012, I began work formally as an employee at Gateway.
I enjoy working with students of all ages, but find I can work best with young children - especially where they have struggled with reading or study skills.
I am a very organized individual and find enjoyment in learning, studying, and doing new things. I look forward to learning with you.
I want to tutor students so they realize their full potential and find victory in small successes.
- Tutored English to Mandarin Speaking Family in China
- Tutored third grader with math, spelling, writing, etc.
- Tutor at Kenosha Literacy Council 2012 - 2013
- Volunteer taught Chinese (Mandarin) in Elementary schools 2004 - 2006, 2011-2012.
- Nanny to Elementary school families - homework help and tutoring, 2010-2011.
- ACT score: Overall: 24. Writing/Reading Comprehension: 28
- Studied Abroad in China in 2006 and 2008.
- Currently employed at local Technical College
- Mother of 2-year old son
HobbiesI love to Read. Every genre is interesting to me, but I especially love YA and children's fiction and non-fiction.
My favorite series include: Harry Potter, Hunger Games, Lord of the Rings, Xanth Series by Piers Anthony, Fablehaven series by Brandon Mull
My favorite books are: The Help by Kathryn Stocket, Shanghai Girls by Lisa See, Dreams of Joy by Lisa See, Fahrenheit 451 by Ray Bradbury, and Great Gatsby by F. Scott Fitzgerald.
I am also an avid writer and illustrator. I enjoy writing novels, short stories, genre fiction, children's fiction, and children's non-fiction. I am currently illustrating a series of picture books that I wrote for my son.
When I have spare time, I enjoy arts and crafts. I have been sewing clothes, toys, and other items for my son and nieces. I enjoy painting, sculpting, and kid-friendly crafts.
I love nature and being outside. My husband and I are developing a pallet garden in our backyard this year. We re-purpose the pallets into vertical gardens and raised garden beds. I love being in the woods, hiking through arboretums, biking along the lake, swimming, camping, and kayaking. Weather permitting, my son, dog, and I walk at least a mile every day after work.
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