I have taught high school mathematics for the past 7 years and have loved every minute of it. Throughout those seven years I earned my second Masters in Math Education and began pursuing my PhD in the field. I have had the pleasure of being nominated as a honor teacher five times by the top ten students during various years. I am a teacher leader in my community and I enjoy sharing the wealth of knowledge.
Duke University - BA, Economics
University of Georgia - MA, Math Education
What might you do in a typical first session with a student?
Get to know their strengths and weaknesses. Get to know their learning strategies.
How can you help a student become an independent learner?
Ask guided questions. Guided questions prompt students to start thinking for themselves while arriving at a solution.
How would you help a student stay motivated?
Always give students praise.
What strategies have you found to be most successful when you start to work with a student?
Getting to know the student. Getting to know their coursework. Providing several examples.