My philosophy of education, developed over fifteen years of teaching and tutoring, is to find ways to ignite sparks within students that will propel them to become lifelong learners. I approach tutoring as a collaboration between instructor and learner. My part is to respect students as individuals, encourage them while holding them to a high standard, and help them gain confidence and skills to reach their own goals. Like athletes and musicians, writers improve with practice, so I will ass... [more]
I homeschooled my three children for a total of ten years. All three children are lifelong learners. Two have bachelors degrees and one has a graduate degree. For eleven years I also taught weekly group classes in writing, literature, and grammar to homeschoolers grades 4-12.