I have done private tutoring for the last 9 years, and mentored students through various organizations for the past 10+ years. I worked at Baker University in the Tutoring Center, where I supported college students with mathematics and study skills that were necessary at the start of their learning adventure. At Baker, I taught a College Algebra support class that students could choose to take alongside their regular course. During this time it was recommended by multiple students that I should pursue secondary education.
While I took a break from university, I volunteered as an Education Consultant at a domestic violence crisis shelter. I enjoyed creating what I called "Science Fridays" where students in the shelter of all ages would participate in a science experiment four times a month, and learn about content they may or may not have had experience with. I also supported as a coursework consultant for mothers in the shelter and their students for all content areas, but especially mathematics.
In 2017, I graduated from Regis University with a bachelor's in mathematics and a minor in education. While I was there I co-facilitated a tutoring program at Ricardo Flores Magon, and created professional development for my fellow educators and staff members at Regis University. I decided later that year to specialize in special education, so I joined the ASPIRE to Teach Licensure program. I co-taught upperclassmen English courses, Algebra 2, and Chemistry at a charter high school. Here I was the transition specialist and was in charge of supporting seniors with IEPs in their post-graduation goals. I was the math specialist at a middle school, where I co-taught 7th and 8th-grade mathematics courses and taught my own tier two intervention mathematics course for students grade 6th-8th who needed more support than could be provided in a co-taught setting.
While at Regis I learned to handmake my own curriculum based on Common Core standards. I've used this skill to support my students during the summer with specially made curriculum, to co-facilitate the tutoring program at Ricardo Flores Magon, and ensure that my students had materials that were accessible to them whenever I was in the classroom.
What I enjoy most about collaborating with students through educational consulting is how individualized it can be. Every student has their own dreams, passions, and experiences that drive who they are as an individual and a learner. I enjoy cultivating relationships with my students to further their learning and inspire them to pursue their passions.
Many of my students who I support with mathematics do not enjoy math, and that's not the point of my sessions. It can be a delightful side effect, and it makes me happy when I can help students explore different content that they didn't know they loved. For students who don't want to "fall in love" with math, I enjoy directing the focus towards what they chose to pursue.
Another great opportunity with educational consultanting, that is not as available inside of the classroom, is that everything can be inspired by the student's learning style and led by the student. Because most of my sessions are one on one, students decide what to do in the session, how the learning is accomplished, and collaborate with me in order to make the most enriching learning experience possible. It is incredible to watch students gain confidence from being able to learn in the best way possible for them.
Patient, insightful, and goals-oriented
Excellent math tutor who really listens and focuses on my daughter's needs as well as helping her have a good attitude about math!
I taught Special Education including tier 2 support and intervention mathematics courses in both a middle school and high school. I have taken graduate courses in Special Education through the ASPIRE to Teach program out of University of Denver. I have a bachelor's degree in mathematics and a minor in education. I volunteered as a tutor since I was in middle school, and then tutored privately starting in 2011 for grades 6 through College. When I was in Kansas I taught a mathematics support class at Baker University and was an Education Coordinator at the Willow Domestic Violence Shelter.
I first started when I was in middle school, and I would walk to the nearby elementary schools to support students who needed reading and mathematics interventions. I enjoyed collaborating with other students and learning how they grow as people and learners. I continued this voluntarily throughout my secondary education and pursued work with my university to support students and collaborate in their learning. My students in my College Algebra support course insisted I should go into teaching, so when I transferred to Regis that is what I decided to do.
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