I am an educational therapist and nurse with over thirty years of teaching experience. After sixteen years of homeschooling my three children (K-12), I made a career shift from the medical field to the educational field. In 2010, I founded a home-based tutoring service for children in grades K-12. It quickly grew to include children and adults with special needs. Disconcerted by the number of children with multiple dysfunctions, I went searching for solutions. I wanted to know how to awaken the brain so that effective learning and processing could be the norm for every student. I discovered the pillars of my practice: Brain Integration Therapy, The Listening Program/inTime by Advanced Brain Technologies, right-brain methods of instruction, nutritional supplements, and therapeutic grade essential oils. Most importantly, I learned to rely on my God-given intuition and powers of observation to create tailor-made educational programs for my students. In short, I unlock a child’s heart through laughter, praise, and wonderment, then we get down to the joy of learning regardless of the special need.
I believe . . .
Time and patience are the greatest gifts a teacher can give. Praise unlocks the heart of a student. Simplicity achieves greater gains than well-intentioned complex methods. Order and purpose feed the brain. Involvement and commitment instill hope in a child's heart. Curiosity, excitement, and joy are inherent gifts of learning. Every child can become his personal best - in the process of time - under the wise, observant, gentle hand of a teacher who remembers what it was like to be a student.