Kayla Hoyer holds a Masters of Public Policy from the University of Michigan and is currently an international development professional at a large multi-national non-profit organization where she specializes in the costing of education programs for children in conflict and emergency settings.
Kayla has had experience teaching learners of a variety of ages, from 4 to 24, and from a large variety of backgrounds and cultures. While at Michigan, she was a Graduate Student Instructor who taught two classes of undergraduates on German Fairy Tales and Literature. Her classes included non-traditional ages, international students, as well as those who needed special assistance. Prior to graduate school, she taught English to Kindergartners in northern Thailand and to newly arrived immigrants and refugees in Columbus, Ohio. Together, these experiences catalyzed her interest in education in international development and led her to the non-profit industry.
In addition to her formal teaching experience, Kayla was also a full-time nanny for several summers while obtaining her BA in International Studies. As a private nanny, she cared for the children full-time, took them on educational field trips, and encouraged them to read and learn about new topics. By the end of each summer, each child was able to read beyond the grade they were entering. Through these experiences, Kayla has learned a philosophy of patience and encouragement while teaching. She has experience making lesson plans that are exciting and enticing while ensuring the students have a full grasp of the subject matter before moving forward.
Kayla is available for executive function coaching and private tutoring for students ages 10+ in Reading and Literacy, Writing, and Math (through Calculus) as well as standardized test preparation, including the ACT, SAT, and ISEE.
Kayla’s favorite past times are going to the gym, yoga, spending time outside, learning French, and exploring the city. She can often be found with her nose in a book and a coffee in-hand.