Wednesday, June 25, 2014

Welcome Jennifer

Who is this Jennifer you speak of??

Well, you might know her as the Overstimulated Teacher! And not only is she an AMAZING teacher here in our Peach state but she is now the first official G-Iron Tutor TUTOR (aside from me, of course)!

That's right! I have just expanded my business to south of Atlanta for all primary subjects from Kindergarten through 5th grade under the intelligence and direction of Ms. Jennifer!

What does this mean for G-Iron Tutor?
It means G-Iron Tutor is growing and expanding! Praise the Lord for the exciting changes God is bringing on! I greatly appreciate your prayers as we help students learn and succeed!

What does this mean for Ms. Jennifer?
I'll let her explain that on her blog ( in more detail (she is on vacation right now). :) But she gets to see even more kids grow in knowledge than she would in just her regular classroom!
And while you're at it! Don't forget to follow Ms. Jennifer on social media to get a better feel on her personality and teaching style!

What does this mean for Irma?
This means I have more time to focus on my current students as well as take care of all of my business-schtuff with a little less stress (yes...believe it or not owning your own business comes with a tad bit of stress).

This picture taken right after we found a scorpion on the ground. EEK!

If you are ready to help your child/student succeed under my guidance or the guidance of Ms. Jennifer, please CONTACT me through my webpage! I am so very happy and ecstatic that I can rely on such a God-fearing lady like Ms. Jennifer, with my precious students!

Ready to start? Visit my website for more information on my policy and prices to get started!!! Woop woop!

Thursday, June 19, 2014

Georgia Peachy Blog Hop

Hey hey! Welcome to our Georgia Bloggers Blog Hop! Be sure to pick up some peachy ideas from all of us GA bloggers :)

Enter for a chance to win a BASKET full of amazing prizes!! You can enter once from each person's blog! You have to LIKE my Facebook page to enter :) Rafflecopter is at the bottom of this post ;) Oh...and pick my FREEBIE!

I tutor face-to-face in good ol' Hotlanta! But I also tutor online to anywhere in the United States or Canada!! :)

Originally a Southern California girl, I was no stranger to heat! And having lived in Western New York, I was no stranger to humidity. But the one thing I was not prepared for... was this AWFUL NOISE: (It's 3 minutes long, just 4 seconds is enough!)

We have now been married for almost 2 years (less than 1 month away!) and every Wednesday at noon, I hear that beautiful sound! I praise the Lord I've only heard it in real action three times. Preparing for a severe storm like a tornado was something I did as soon as we moved in! If you live any where in tornado alley or where thunderstorms abound, I highly recommend the Red Cross Tornado App! It gives you real time updates on storms and even has a fun quiz to see if you are prepared for a weather emergency!

I am still a little scared of tornadoes (okay, a lot), but I know that Jesus Christ is with me through his saving power and He is the controller of the storm! What comfort!!
Here are some tips from the Red Cross on tornado preparedness:

Now Download my FREEBIEEEEEE!!!!
I am taking up clip art as a hobby! So check out my newest set of Cellular Buddies! Download the FREEBIE on my Teachers Pay Teachers store here:


Now enter through the rafflecopter for your chance to win a basket full of AMAZING-SAUCE prizes!! 
You have to LIKE my Facebook page to enter :)

I am giving away 15 MINUTES of FREEEEEE online tutoring in the 3+ Basket!! That is 25% off a full hour! Fo' realzies!

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Tuesday, June 10, 2014

The GIFT of Dyslexia

Hey ya'll! (I'm becoming southern!)

As some of you may or may not know, I was tested for dyslexia in college after years of struggling with reading. Even though I was an honor roll student throughout high school and college, I still struggled to study because reading gave me headaches and my writing often flip flopped itself.

When I was tested, not only did I have some dyslexic qualities but also leaned toward ADHD! And to top it all off, some of my quirky habits were actually attributed to OCD. Phew! All of sudden, everything made sense in my academic career.

I thought everyone's eyes darted rapidly back and forth while reading a small text. I thought everyone needed to readjust themselves in their seat every 10 seconds. I thought everyone needed to scratch their fingers at a perfect rhythm while typing. Welp, guess not! Haha!

I learned to overcome a lot of my struggles on my own through my desire to succeed. My mild cases of each of the above categories was a true blessing in disguise. As a tutor, I work with many brilliant students! Some of them showing their success in academics and others not so much. The Tutor House had a great interview with Beth Shier (working with the Davis Learning Strategies). This great center helps students with learning difficulties and reading problems. From there, I took their advice and bought the book The Gift of Dyslexia by Ron Davis.

What an amazing book! Every single description I totally connected with! The way the explain symptoms and the brilliance of this learning difference shows the beauty that can be achieved by people that use their brain differently! I bought this book to help a student who has a few dyslexic tendencies. and it sure is FUN!

I am in NO way connected to the Davis Learning Strategies site or company. I just needed to review their book because of the brilliance of their book! Check out the webinar posted by The Tutor House to learn more about how people with dyslexia and other learning differences think.