About Gwendolyn Amiri
Get to know Gwendolyn Amiri
Teaching is my favorite thing to do for one main reason: the students. The opportunity to contribute to a student gaining a new skill, learning something for the very first time, or finally achieving that long time goal is the greatest privilege in teaching. I am passionate about the subjects that I teach, yet it the students that keep me in this profession. I have a BS in Education-Music from Missouri State University, yet I began thinking of myself as a teacher while instructing my stuffed animals as a child. I have been volunteering in teaching related areas since high school. After college, I taught music for three years in public schools before moving my educational skills to my children at home. I have been a home educator and volunteer for the past 14 years, teaching those outside my family in Music, Language Arts, and Nature Study. I enjoy teaching all subjects in my home school, and I have certifications from the Institute for Excellence in Writing and the Classical Historian. I have completed seminars in Lost Tools of Writing Level 1 and Teaching the Classics. I especially enjoy classes with a cross-curriculum focus. I hope to inspire students to be life-long learners and to always be willing to ask questions. I play piano and flute, enjoy reading and gardening, am always up for a board game, and will often stop everything to grab my binoculars when someone spots or hears a bird.