I love rainy days at Starbucks, black licorice, and smooth jazz. But most of all I love kids; all ages! Uncovering their gifts so that they can give those gifts to the world, gets me out of bed in the morning. Having been a general education and special education teacher for more that 25 years, I have heard and seen it all. I am a teacher and educational therapist. An educational therapist is a fancy name for tutor. Though there is a difference. A tutor is like a doctor. An ed therapist is the surgeon. I know how to get in there, find student’s gifts, put them to use, and put their confidence back together again. I have shingles for this line of work. I graduated from Brooklyn College with a Bachelor’s Degree in Speech and Theatre. My Master’s of Science Degree is from Cal Lutheran University in Thousand Oaks, Ca.It’s in Special Education with a minor in Mediated Learning. I have two Special Education Credentials and a General Education Credential as well. While I am proud of these accomplishments, my fulfillment comes when my students prosper. I tutor a precious third grader who told me that he hoped that when he grows up and has children that I’d still be tutoring so that I can tutor his kids. He feels safe, respected, and knows the joy of learning. That’s why I love what I do.