I specialize in teaching reading and math through middle school.
I believe that each child is a unique individual who needs a secure, caring, and stimulating atmosphere in which to grow and mature emotionally, intellectually, physically, and socially. It is my desire as an educator to help students meet their fullest potential in these areas by providing an environment that is safe, supports risk-taking, and invites a sharing of ideas. There are three elements that I believe are conducive to establishing such an environment, (a) the teacher acting as a guide, (b) allowing the child's natural curiosity to direct his/her learning, and (c) promoting respect for all things and all people.
I received my BS in Elementary Education from Slippery Rock University of Pennsylvania. My certification as well as a partial Master Degree in Reading in from Clarion University of Pennsylvania.
Hi my name is Heather. I am a 40 year old teacher who lives in rural Western Pennsylvania. I have been tutoring professionally for over 12 years and have 3 years of classroom experience. My husband Chris and I have a 5 year old daughter named Nicole. Our dog Piper is a Golden Retriever who is incredibly fluffy and LOVES to get into trouble.
I enjoy canning as well as reading and can be often found with my nose in a cookbook planning what to can in the coming year.