I am an outgoing and fun math and ESL tutor with ten years of experience tutoring and teaching.
I have a Bachelor of Science in Mathematics degree with an Education minor from University of Massachusetts Amherst. I have a preliminary license to teach mathematics for first through twelfth grade.
I also have a CELTA certificate (equivalent to TOEFL).
My passion in tutoring and teaching started in high school. I started privately tutoring a high school student in algebra, history, physics, and English. This rewarding experience introduced me to the field of education. I started to tutor students in every subject I could. During my college years, I tutored in math and science at an after school program at an elementary school. I also tutored at a high school for ESL and algebra. After my college years, I taught countless international students in ESL and college level math in both a classroom and a one-on-one lesson. To improve my teaching abilities in ESL and to help those who struggled with English as I once did, I also became CELTA certified. Through the course, I took the initiative to tutor adult international students in ESL even after the program had ended. I also received my preliminary teaching license while working as a long-term substitute teacher at a local Latin school. I taught four sophomore geometry courses and one senior statistics course for six months. It was an extremely rewarding experience and I hope to apply my skills and experiences with more students.
The thing I love the most about tutoring is that unlike a classroom, I can focus on exactly what the student doesn't understand. It lets me build a much closer relationship with the student. I believe that my patience and skill of teaching subjects in multiple different ways can truly benefit your child.
My goal in teaching mathematics is to show students that there are various ways of absorbing knowledge. Every student has a different style of learning. Helping the students find their individualistic styles enables them to thrive even in other subjects. I want my students to not only share my love for mathematics, but also discover their passions for their future careers.
University of Massachusetts Amherst - Bachelors, Mathematics