Northwest K-8 Learning Support provides evidenced-based learning support in reading, writing and math for K-8 Students. NWK8’s special literacy and math programs are tailored to help students build confidence, enjoy learning, and succeed.
Located in Edmonds
NWK8 is conveniently located in Edmonds, serving students from the following school districts: Seattle, Shoreline, Edmonds, Mukilteo, Snohomish, Shoreline, and Marysville.
My goal for NWK8 is to provide academic assistance to students , thereby offering an opportunity for students to deepen and enrich their learning. Prior to the opening of NWK8 in 2008, I taught 5th and 6th grade for seven years. I bring both my experience in the classroom and my history of providing tutoring support services to bear in my work with students.
Eclectic and Holistic
My approach is intentionally eclectic and holistic. I strongly believe that it is my job to shape and design instruction according to the needs of the students I teach versus a one-size-fits all approach that adheres to a single philosophy, technique, or program. My overall objective is to tap into each student’s natural curiosity, inquiries, and creative abilities, based on the belief that true motivation comes from a student’s questions, interests, and strengths.
Collaboration with families, teachers, learning specialists, and allied professionals is integral to my work with students.
As a Washington state certificated teacher, I make it a priority to continue to fine-tune evidence-based best practices by adding new skills to my tool set of strategies and interventions. With the aim of helping students with reading struggles, dyslexia, or language-based learning differences, I have completed coursework in: Wired for Reading, Orton Gillingham , and Handwriting Without Tears. I have also participated in math and writing workshops as well as pursing training in social and emotional learning and interventions for supporting executive function.