I have taught in public schools for 42 years
everything fro pre algebra to pre calculus
Type of math
Frequently asked questions
What is your typical process for working with a new student?
I will have the student show me where they believe they are having their difficulties , and devise a plan to accomplish their goals. I can listen to the students needs and concerns to formulate many strategies to accommodate them.
What education and/or training do you have that relates to your work?
With all of my prior years of teaching inthe public school systems, I have been trained and learned varied techniques to help a student throughout their mathematics journey. I feel confident that I can find a method to ensure that any student who wants to learn a subject can accomplish their goals.
How did you get started teaching?
I came from a strong family of mathematicians. Both my sister and I were math teachers. I still enjoy helping students along their way
What types of students have you worked with?
I have worked with students with special needs through students in honor classes. I started tutoring with students in pre-Allegra, and continued with them through honors pre calc! I recently tutored a student in college struggling with online courses. She benefitted with in person sessions and finished her course with great success
Describe a recent event you are fond of.
Learning math is a growing experience. I also am still exploring new and interesting methods of working inthe math field. The fondest event that I enjoy is hearing a student say, "You made that so easy, it wasn't difficult at all, now it makes sense."
What advice would you give a student looking to hire a teacher in your area of expertise?
My advice would be to openly communicate what you do not understand. If you need it I can show varied methods to solving most problems. If you don't understand, just tell me. Together we can do it.
What questions should students think through before talking to teachers about their needs?
They need to be sure they know the basics. Do they understand the procedure and rationale behind the topic