Choosing an educator for your child is one of the most important choices you can make; Tanya is honored to be a part of your child's education.
In 2000, she earned a Master's in Education from the University of California at Santa Cruz. She has teaching credentials in both California and Hawaii. She has almost 20 years of professional teaching experience – including a wealth of experiences with diverse schools and students.
Her first ten years as an educator were as a high school language arts teacher. After leaving the classroom, she transitioned to working as the site administrator for a hybrid online/in-person charter school. During her time there, her role of teacher took backseat to problem solver and support command. She was a teacher, counselor, advisor, administrator, and an always-available support system for students and families in grades K – 12.
For the last seven years she has been working independently with families as a private educator, an online teacher, a supplementary educator to alternately educated children, an educational consultant, an admissions counselor, and a tutor.
She has taught students in kindergarten through eleventh grade. She has had the privilege of working with two families continually for seven years as well as numerous other students. While homeschooling daily, she concurrently taught middle school Algebra and language arts, helped little ones improve literacy skills, worked with students with learning disabilities, provided college counseling, tutored Spanish and high school math, and helped guide families with choices for their child’s education. Her views on education have grown and transitioned with every new family and year.
Although she has had a wonderful career as a teacher, her biggest success is raising her teenage son, Owen. He is kind, caring, compassionate, and an amazing waterman.
Education has been in the foreground of her role with children, but she's also their aunty, their mentor, a reliable adult, and a caregiver. She adores her students and appreciates the gratitude she gets from their families. Her life as a teacher is framed in love.