I have been a classroom teacher for 30+ years in a local school district for whom I still substitute. I have been tutoring for the past 10 years in client's homes or the public library. One of my past clients raised her grades from D's and F's in sixth grade to straight A's in eighth grade. I have also been tutoring Diablo Valley College students writing essays for their English classes. My training in the Thinking Strategies that are currently being used in teaching in both English and math in has allowed me to keep my skills pertinent to the curriculum.