Vanessa has been a Reading Specialist for 3 years now. She received her Associates Degree at Mount Saint Mary’s College and Bachelors Degree at the University of California Santa Barbara. Vanessa has taught students with Dyslexia and loves creative writing and poetry. She has worked in the education and psychology fields: teaching and life coaching. She has taken upper division English courses at UCLA; she is also in pursuit of a Graduate degree in English. Vanessa is an investor and partner for Tender Home Health Agency. Her hobbies include attending open mics, spoken word writing, life coaching and practicing mindfulness. Vanessa’s goal is to continue to consult in staff development and to mentor students with Reading Comprehension and English Usage. Her teaching technique is a focus in confidence building through person-centered-learning. She is passionate in empowering students to excel.