I am a substitute teacher for Cincinnati Public Schools, mostly in Montessori schools and Fairview German bi-lingual. (I teach German.) I worked for 10 years as a classroom assistant, tutoring students individually or in small groups. I have been trained in the Orton-Gillingham approach, tutoring children with different learning styles. I also have worked as a consultant/trainer in schools, helping teachers create peaceable classrooms. Mostly I've worked in elementary schools, although I've also had jobs that required professional writing and editing, and can thus help older students with good grammatical writing. My background as a 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. As a singer/songwriter, I produced an award winning album for school-aged children!