I am currently a substitute teacher in Cincinnati Public Schools. I worked for 10 years as a classroom assistant teacher, tutoring students every day individually or in small groups. I have been trained in the Orton-Gillingham multi-sensory approach, tutoring children with different learning styles. I love children and want to continue helping them learn! Most of my experience has been with 1st-6th grade students. I have also had jobs that required professional writing and editing, and am thus qualified to help older students with good grammatical writing. My background as a consultant/trainer in Social-Emotional Learning has equipped me with many strategies to help children whose low self-esteem may block them from doing their best . I strive to motivate children by focusing on the positive, knowing they learn best when they feel affirmed. Also, as a singer/songwriter I like to use music in my tutoring work.