At Smart Cookie, our mission is to help parents create an environment in their home in which children are encouraged to explore their natural curiosity and thirst for knowledge.
We believe that all children want to learn and can love learning.
We believe that all children are “smart” and that the loving adults in a child’s life can help a child discover their unique talents and gifts.
We believe that positive learning experiences early in life lay the foundation for a positive attitude toward school, learning, and one’s own academic capabilities.
We believe that adults can create learning activities at home that are fun, engaging, and strengthen the bond of the family unit.
We believe that homework should be a peaceful time in your home.
We believe that there’s nothing better than cuddling on the couch as a family - reading, laughing and learning together… with a tall glass of milk and a plate of chocolate chip cookies.
I'm a teacher, mom, wife, and the founder of Smart Cookie. I live in the south bay area of Los Angeles with my wonderful husband, two adorable and rambunctious sons, and cuddly dog Emma.
I've taught in preschool through 5th grade classrooms for a decade. I have my undergraduate degree in Psychology with a minor in Child Development, my master's in education, and my National Board Certification in Early Childhood Education.
Through my years of studying and researching how children learn best, there is one thing that I know for sure. Kids are curious. They were born wanting to learn, and learning should be joyful. With this philosophy always at the forefront of my mind, I work as a consultant for families and tutor students in the South Bay.
In addition to this, I am on a mission to make learning fun for my boys and want to share with you how I'm doing it. I hope that you'll join me.