My decade plus of experience tutoring began as a peer tutor at the North Carolina School of Science and Mathematics and continued at Duke University where I got my Bachelor of Science in mathematics. After that I earned my Master of Arts in mathematics education at Ohio State University. For the last five years I have worked as a private tutor in Washington, DC, teaching all levels of high school math from algebra to calculus.
I specialize in high school math because students often begin having trouble with the broader range of concepts and vocabulary in algebra and precalculus, which is precisely when students can learn what will be most useful to them in everyday life, such as mathematical relationships and modeling.
My tutoring style is very student-led; I always want to connect to what students already know and help them build greater understanding of deep mathematical concepts as well as learning skills and processes. I love tutoring because the one-on-one interaction is the best way to catalyze students' problem-solving skills and truly engage with the conceptual underpinnings of mathematical endeavors.
Duke University - BS, Mathematics
Ohio State University - MA, Math Education
What is your teaching philosophy?
My teaching philosophy is very student-centered and focused on helping students construct new understandings in ways that make sense to them.