My early professional career began in Philadelphia teaching children with learning disabilities. For the past 25 years, I have homeschooled our four children, one of whom had learning challenges. I have also been a tutor at Bridge Academy in Coatesville. My passion is helping kids with learning difficulties to succeed in their academic work. From my instructional experience, I am convinced of the effectiveness of the Barton Method of teaching the skills of reading and spelling.
While helping a friend's daughter with her homeschooling homework, I discovered the merits of the Barton program. A normally compliant child, she nevertheless resisted reading and spelling. After being tutored in the Barton method, she developed a much more positive attitude toward these subjects. Her progress was amazing! Many similar experiences have made me want to become a Barton educator realizing its effectiveness in teaching the important skills of reading and spelling.
I graduated from Grove City College with a B.A. in history and have a deep love of learning! Since 2008, I have been homeschooling my three daughters. I have also been a tutor as the West Chester Classical Conversations community since 2011. Participating in the Essentials and Challenge programs of that community trained me in tutoring the writing curriculum from the Institute for Excellence in Writing and the Lost Tools of Writing. I have a great desire to help students learn the art of grammar and writing. It doesn't have to be scary or stressful!
I have a great desire to help students learn the art of grammar and writing. It doesn't have to be scary or stressful.
I have a B.S in Elementary Education from West Chester University. I have worked in Children's Ministry for 28 years, most recently directing the Kids Ministry at Christ Community Church in West Chester, PA for 19 years. For the past three years I have tutored children in the Coatesville Kids to College program. I have seen the effectiveness of the Barton methodology and am seeing progress in the students I am currently tutoring.