I am an experienced and award-winning high school math teacher who was formally an Industrial Engineer. I was the Carrollton High School Teacher of the Year for the 2013-2013 school year, I was also chosen as the Carrollton City Schools STAR teacher that same year. I have taught high school math for 8 years, subjects include Geometry, Algebra 2 and Pre-Calculus. One of my favorite parts about teaching high school students is working with students individually to help them with their specific math needs. I have taught the full range of students, from those who are now at Ivy League colleges, to those who struggled to graduate high school. I enjoy helping students succeed and I believe that my experience and knowledge of math and how to communicate math effectively make me a good tutor. I look forward to meeting you, either through the online tutoring service or in person. It is both my goal and my honor to see you succeed.
Auburn University - BS, Industrial Engineering
George Fox University - MAT, Teaching
ACT English: 30
ACT Math: 30
GRE Verbal: 157
What is your teaching philosophy?
I believe that every student is brilliant at something - they just have to find what that something is.
What might you do in a typical first session with a student?
I would introduce myself and find a way to understand what the student's educational needs and learning styles are, and then we will go from there.
How can you help a student become an independent learner?
Students need to be both inspired and introduced to new learning in a variety of ways in order to spark independent learning.
How would you help a student stay motivated?
Students who experience some level of success begin to feel a natural motivation to want to continue to succeed - providing students with an opportunity to succeed can result in a great desire to succeed more.
If a student has difficulty learning a skill or concept, what would you do?
I continue to back up to find what the student knows, then I begin building from that point up to get the student to the level of understanding that they need.
How do you help students who are struggling with reading comprehension?
I would suggest they make sure they are sticking with the story at every point. As soon as they realize they have lost the story or idea, they need to go back a few paragraphs, and sometimes a few pages, to find where they lost the idea or message.