I have a M. S. Ed degree in elementary education, 20+ years in childcare & 15+ years as a professional reading specialist for K-12 students (especially those w/ special academic or behavioral needs). I currently work as a freelance grants writer & curriculum developer and also volunteer with local non-profits helping to coordinate youth outreach projects. Since I'm independently contracted, my schedule can easily be rearranged to suit your needs. I have NO criminal background, possess an excellent driving record, PLUS I'm certified in pediatric/adult First Aid & CPR. So why do I choose to care for and tutor kids in my free time? Basically, b/c I absolutely LOVE teaching & learning with children of all ages (from the tiniest babies to teens). It brings me tremendous joy to help young people develop their characters, instruct them on how to recognize and celebrate their self-worth, and empower them with a genuine life-long love of learning!!