## About

I am a certified math teacher with 14 years classroom experience, a Masters in Education from University of Pennsylvania and a BA in Mathematics from University of Minnesota. I teach students for the unique way that they learn & help build foundational skills necessary for contined sucess. I help students master their learning experience by learning their mind so they can be their own advocates in the clsssroom. I provide resources and incentives for students to be motivated in each session as well as create trackers for student progress.

I specialize in Middle School Math, Algebra I & II, Geometry, Pre-Calculus, Trigonometry, and SAT/ACT/GED Prep.

After 14 years of teaching, I've learned...

1.Anyone can learn anything if they believe they can learn

2. Love first to teach well

3. The teacher must allow themselves to be a student

4. Teaching is a spiritual practice. You must stay posituve to help students find their motivation.

5. Our babies are brilliant.

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## Frequently asked questions

### What is your typical process for working with a new student?

First, I find out when the student started finding math difficult so I can anticipate where they may need the most help. Then we will complete a short diagnostic just to see where their understanding falls short. We will then work on the most basic skill necessary for them to be at their math grade level.

### What education and/or training do you have that relates to your work?

* 13 Years Certified Math Teacher

* Currently Math Education Specialist for Minnesota Department of Education

*Masters in Education from University of Pennsylvania

* BA in Mathematics from University of Minnesota

* 13 Years in Youth Leadership

### Do you have a standard pricing system for your lessons? If so, please share the details here.

$40 - 50 per hour depending in needs

### How did you get started teaching?

I got started teaching by being selected for the prestigous Teach for America in 2010. That same year, I started my Masters degree program at University of Pennsylvania

### What types of students have you worked with?

I worked with students 4th - 12th grade mostly from Philadelphia. I have 3 years experience teaching ESL classes with students who spoke Spanish, French, Arabic and Vietamese.

### Describe a recent event you are fond of.

I am also a performing poet and I very fond of creating events dedicated to the arts. I often host and attend open mics and art shows.

### What advice would you give a student looking to hire a teacher in your area of expertise?

Choose a teacher that communicates the way you need and be sure to say when you do not understand things

### What questions should students think through before talking to teachers about their needs?

Why do I want to learn this subject?

How is this subject connected to my future goals?

What concepts are confusing to me?