I raised 3 children, now successful adults. I home schooled my children during their early formative years. Simply stated, I was born a caregiver with a heart to help people. Once my own children were busy with school, I went back to college and earned my Bachelors degree majoring in elementary education. I am a Kansas licensed teacher for Elementary Education (Early-Late Childhood Generalist K-6) and Middle School Mathematics (although I even tutor college level math). After teaching special education and mathematics in the inner city for 5 years, I am on sabbatical. I am a highly qualified teacher with extensive experience caring for at risk and high needs students, students with exceptionalities, children with autism, learning disabilities... When my own children were young, I was a youth leader at my church in Kansas (teenage), I have taken children under my wing (at requests of families). I believe in "growth mindset" and creating/planning learning experiences and adventures.