Quality one-on-one tutoring with an experienced Advanced Placement teacher AND personalized support and guidance from a certified youth mindfulness instructor.
Content Area Tutoring
I am an experienced educator, with 20 years of service in education, including 17 years teaching social studies at Wayzata High School. I primarily taught AP European History, and I served for many years as a Reader for the AP European History Examination.
I earned my B.A. in History, summa cum laude, from Carleton College in Northfield, MN, and I earned my Master’s Degree in Social Studies Education from the University of Minnesota, Twin Cities. I am also a Mindful Schools Certified Instructor and have extensive experience teaching study skills, time management, reading and writing strategies, and stress management to adolescents.
I am available for in-person, one-on-one tutoring for high school students in the Minneapolis area. My content area specialties include:AP European History World History US History Civics/Government Psychology Social Studies: General
As an experienced Advanced Placement teacher and essay reader, I can help your child with the rigor of AP courses and assist with exam preparation.
Any content-focused tutoring sessions can be combined with mindfulness practice and/or academic skills tutoring (see below).
Academic Skills Tutoring
Academic skills tutoring can focus on any (or all!) of the following:Study Skills Test Anxiety AP Readiness Stress Management Mindfulness and Self-Care
To be successful academically, students need to know how to focus their attention and manage their stress — but many teens haven’t learned these important life skills. As a high school teacher, I often worked with students who had great academic talents, but struggled with study skills, experienced school-related anxiety, or had difficulty concentrating.
My signature program “The Mindful Student” is an innovative one-on-one tutoring program that combines mindfulness practice and study skills instruction for students in grades 9-12. It is especially helpful for students transitioning to high school or beginning to take advanced courses. It is also beneficial for students who experience school-related stress and test anxiety.
In The Mindful Student, students will learn:
- Study skills and strategies based on the latest research in learning and cognition — topics include:
- Managing time (and how to stop procrastinating)
- Studying efficiently (working smarter, not harder)
- Reading challenging texts
- Preparing for, and taking, tests
- Making study groups effective
- Mindfulness practices to develop greater concentration and focus, and healthy habits of mind — topics include:
- Mindful breathing and mindful awareness strategies
- Managing stress and anxiety
- Finding balance
- Dealing with test anxiety
- Developing a growth mindset