Deb holds a Master of Public Health degree from the University of New England, a Bachelor of Science degree in Biology from San Francisco State University, and a California Teaching Credential. She has over 20 years’ worth of teaching, tutoring, and training experience, having taught at North Star Academy in Redwood City, trained technical writers, and worked as a technical writer and editor. Her fields of expertise include language arts, math, science, health, research, and debate. Deb has also worked with students to prepare them for their SATs and PSATs. She has supported a wide variety of learners, including mainstream, gifted, and those with learning differences such as AD/HD, processing difficulties, and Asperger's. She believes in challenging students, nurturing self-esteem, and developing attainable goals. Deb focuses on helping students understand and master content deeply, rather than rote memorization of subjects. By teaching how to learn and building foundation skills, Deb’s students develop effective study habits, as well as time management and organization skills. They also have the confidence to apply these skills to their academic and professional futures. In her spare time, Deb enjoys oil-painting, pottery, reading, and spending time with her husband Mike, and their kitten, Elmo II.