MA.T, M.Ed-EL, ET
Hello, I’m Nina, originally from Arkansas. I have extensive experience working with learners of varying racial, cultural, and socio-economic backgrounds. I’ve received my Master of Arts in Teaching and Masters of Education in Educational Leadership at Harding University, and Educational Therapy training from the University of California at Riverside. These programs of study have afforded me the unique skill-set to implement innovative strategies and tools to students of various learning styles and abilities.
I began my educational career as a reading intervention teacher almost two decades ago.
I’ve had various teaching roles during my tenure as a classroom teacher, but I’ve always gravitated towards small classes or one-on-one settings. Specifically, I absolutely love being able to provide individualized support to help my students with learning difficulties.
For the last several years, I’ve been working with students needing support with executive functioning, early literacy, and learning disabilities such as ADD/ADHD, dyslexia, dyscalculia, and processing disorders. With educational therapy, students get the unique advantage of having learning plans individually tailored to address their academic needs, personal interests, and learning styles. Using a holistic approach, I help students utilize their strengths and creativity in order to achieve their full potential. It is highly rewarding when I get the privilege to witness their academic growth and true increase in their confidence levels.
Throughout my career as an educator, I have embraced Howard Gardner’s multiple intelligence theory. His quote, “It’s not how smart you are- it’s how you are smart,” resonates with me and speaks to the theme of understanding one’s own “genius” as it relates to an individual’s strengths, gifts, and abilities. I look forward to sharing impactful strategies for success, and also working with you and your genius!