There are many reasons to work to improve a student’s (or your!) vocabulary.

One of the best ways to improve a student’s vocabulary is to keep what I call simply, a vocabulary journal.


New! Learn to Love Reading Class

Learn to Love Reading Class! Oct. 11-Nov. 16, 1-2:15 pm W/Th, for students in grades 3-5 Cost is $65/quarter; Kettering, OH Our new “Learn to Love Reading!” class covers 2 classic, age-appropriate books each quarter (10 weeks) throughout the year (summer included)…. Read More

Growing up with a dad who had a PhD in microbiology along with myriad other degrees, science and research went hand-in-hand with daily learning. However, as a person who leans more towards art and emotion and rule-bending, science and math always seemed… Read More

Another book is born! Introducing, “10 Study Tips for ADD/ADHD Students,” a short e-guide to help you or your student have the best study sessions possible. “I get that little boys are wild and crazy, but mine is beyond this.” Comments… Read More

Using Dice in Teaching Math

It’s no secret that many students struggle with math. Because of this struggle, both kids and adults often have the impression that math is boring, hard, and something to be feared. Math was certainly a challenge for me in school! Thankfully, many… Read More

Excited to Announce New Children’s Book!

After more than 2 years in the making, I am proud to announce the arrival of The Amazingly Brainy and Charming Book of Animal ABC’s! Written by myself and illustrated by artist Debbie Hicks, this little book is based on years of… Read More

Tips from a Teacher on Early Reading Skills

Check out this article from The Measured Mom, on how to teach early reading skills (pre-reading) to young ones.

5 Questions to Consider Before Hiring a Tutor

How long does tutoring take? This is a question I am often asked. When you are new to tutoring, it can seem a little risky paying upwards of $15/hr. for a tutor and not knowing the outcome in advance. Here are five… Read More

Toys That Teach: A Few Resources for Younger Learners

Please note this post does contain affiliate links. Many teaching and learning techniques or resources that I have previously discussed or linked to on my “Resources” page, tend to be for older students, but I wanted this post focus on younger learners…. Read More

New Scheduling and Availability!

Attention parents! I am now able to see students after 3pm throughout the week. Spots are filling up fast, so please contact me soon.