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. As a normal complaint child, she always 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.